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You've Stolen My Heart - Songs From R. D. Burman's Bollywood / Bhosle, Kronos Quartet


Release Date: 08/23/2005 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79856   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  R.D. Burman
Performer:  Zakir HussainAsha BhosleWu ManJudith Sherman,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Kronos Quartet has been confounding purists and expectations with their commissions and collaborations for years, but this one has to be among their most adventurous yet. For You've Stolen My Heart, they collaborated with Asha Bhosle, one of India's best-loved singers, to pay tribute to R.D. Burman, India's most renowned film composer. Burman was both brilliant and prolific, and had a knack for incorporating nearly any and every style of music into his works. Not only that, but he was a sonic technician/alchemist who invented or discovered, then incorporated, all manner of sound and tape effects into the songs as well. The band looked to Burman's originals for the arrangements rather than commissioning new ones, but in order to do this Read more correctly the core quartet was going to need some help. So in addition to Asha Bhosle on vocals for much of the program, previous collaborators Wu Man and Zakir Hussain figure prominently into the sound. In addition, besides their customary stringed instruments, the members of Kronos add farfisa, synthesizers, accordion, electric bass, percussion, theremin, and more! With all this going on, multi-tracking is obviously a necessity, but beyond the different instruments there are places where the strings got "massive overdubs" to achieve a lush string section, and others where experiments with bowing technique and microphone placement add odd tonal qualities. Add to that Wu Man's pipa and electric sitar(!), and this is clearly not your average classical recording. Despite his penchant for experimentation and musical cannibalism, Burman's compositions are no novelty. His songs are deeply melodic and beautiful, and some are so catchy you may find yourself singing along. Asha Bhosle still has a great voice; it's hard to believe she was 70 at the time of these sessions. And what can you say about the Kronos Quartet? After more than 30 years, they continue to push the boundaries and continue to put out exciting records. You've Stolen My Heart: Songs from R.D. Burman's Bollywood is an absolute triumph.

-- Sean Westergaard, AllMusic.com


Bhosle is so comfortable in this environment that she carries the day; and hearing these songs with expensive production adds immeasurably to the pleasure.

-- Mojo Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Dum Maro Dum by R.D. Burman
Performer:  Zakir Hussain (Tambourine), Zakir Hussain (Drum Set), Asha Bhosle (Voice),
Wu Man (Pipa), Judith Sherman (Finger Cymbals), James Quinn (Voice),
David Harrington (Violin), Hank Dutt (Farfisa), Hank Dutt (Viola),
John Sherba (Violin), Jennifer Culp (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; India 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Hindu 
Notes: Arranger: David Harrington.
Record Plant, Sausalito, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); La Casa, Los Angeles, CA (06/2004 - 01/2005); San Francisco, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); Paris, France (06/2004 - 01/2005); Vienna, Austria (06/2004 - 01/2005) 
2.
Rishte Bante Hain by R.D. Burman
Performer:  Wu Man (Sitar), Wu Man (Liu-Chin), Zakir Hussain (Tabla),
Asha Bhosle (Voice), David Harrington (Chang), David Harrington (Tambourine),
David Harrington (Violin), John Sherba (Violin), Hank Dutt (Viola),
Hank Dutt (Synthesizer), Jennifer Culp (Cello), Hank Dutt (Farfisa),
Wu Man (Pipa), Scott Fraser (Sitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Bombay, India 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Hindu 
Notes: Arranger: David Harrington.
Record Plant, Sausalito, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); La Casa, Los Angeles, CA (06/2004 - 01/2005); San Francisco, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); Paris, France (06/2004 - 01/2005); Vienna, Austria (06/2004 - 01/2005) 
3.
Mehbooba Mehbooba by R.D. Burman
Performer:  Wu Man (Liu-Chin), Wu Man (Pipa), Zakir Hussain (Drum),
Zakir Hussain (Bata), David Harrington (Violin), Jennifer Culp (Cello),
Hank Dutt (Viola), Hank Dutt (Accordion), John Sherba (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; India 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: David Harrington; Stephen Prutsman.
Record Plant, Sausalito, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); La Casa, Los Angeles, CA (06/2004 - 01/2005); San Francisco, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); Vienna, Austria (06/2004 - 01/2005); Paris, France (06/2004 - 01/2005) 
4.
Ekta Deshlai Kathi Jwalao by R.D. Burman
Performer:  Asha Bhosle (Voice), Wu Man (Liu-Chin), Zakir Hussain (Tabla),
Zakir Hussain (Drum Set), Zakir Hussain (Tambourine), Wu Man (Pipa),
Jennifer Culp (Cello), Hank Dutt (Viola), Hank Dutt (Synthesizer),
John Sherba (Violin), David Harrington (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1994; India 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Bengali 
Notes: Arranger: David Harrington.
Record Plant, Sausalito, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); La Casa, Los Angeles, CA (06/2004 - 01/2005); San Francisco, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); Paris, France (06/2004 - 01/2005); Vienna, Austria (06/2004 - 01/2005) 
5.
Nodir Pare Utthchhe Dhnoa by R.D. Burman
Performer:  John Sherba (Violin), Hank Dutt (Synthesizer), David Harrington (Frame Drum),
David Harrington (Violin), Zakir Hussain (Tabla), Hank Dutt (Viola),
Jennifer Culp (Cello), David Harrington (Harmonium)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1994; India 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: David Harrington; Stephen Prutsman.
Record Plant, Sausalito, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); La Casa, Los Angeles, CA (06/2004 - 01/2005); San Francisco, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); Vienna, Austria (06/2004 - 01/2005); Paris, France (06/2004 - 01/2005) 
6.
Koi Aaya Aane Bhi De by R.D. Burman
Performer:  Hank Dutt (Organ), Hank Dutt (Theremin), Hank Dutt (Viola),
Jennifer Culp (Electric Double Bass), Jennifer Culp (Cello), Wu Man (Gong),
Anand Bhosle (Voice), Wu Man (Pipa), David Harrington (Violin),
Asha Bhosle (Voice), Zakir Hussain (Djembe), Zakir Hussain (Tabla),
Zakir Hussain (Bass Drum), David Harrington (Gong), Enrique Gonzalez-Muller (Voice),
David Harrington (Autoharp), David Harrington (Cymbals), John Sherba (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; India 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Hindu 
Notes: Arranger: David Harrington.
Record Plant, Sausalito, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); La Casa, Los Angeles, CA (06/2004 - 01/2005); San Francisco, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); Paris, France (06/2004 - 01/2005); Vienna, Austria (06/2004 - 01/2005) 
7.
Mera Kuchh Saaman by R.D. Burman
Performer:  John Sherba (Violin), Hank Dutt (Synthesizer), Asha Bhosle (Voice),
Zakir Hussain (Tabla), Wu Man (Sitar), Hank Dutt (Viola),
Jennifer Culp (Cello), David Harrington (Triangle), David Harrington (Violin),
David Harrington (Autoharp), Wu Man (Pipa), Hank Dutt (Farfisa)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; Bombay, India 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Hindu 
Notes: Arranger: David Harrington.
Record Plant, Sausalito, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); La Casa, Los Angeles, CA (06/2004 - 01/2005); San Francisco, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); Paris, France (06/2004 - 01/2005); Vienna, Austria (06/2004 - 01/2005) 
8.
Saajan Kahan Jaoongi Main by R.D. Burman
Performer:  Wu Man (Pipa), Zakir Hussain (Tabla), David Harrington (Autoharp),
David Harrington (Violin), Zakir Hussain (Djembe), John Sherba (Violin),
Hank Dutt (Organ), Hank Dutt (Viola), Jennifer Culp (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; India 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: David Harrington; Stephen Prutsman.
Record Plant, Sausalito, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); La Casa, Los Angeles, CA (06/2004 - 01/2005); San Francisco, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); Paris, France (06/2004 - 01/2005); Vienna, Austria (06/2004 - 01/2005) 
9.
Piya Too Ab To Aaja by R.D. Burman
Performer:  David Harrington (Violin), Hank Dutt (Viola), Jennifer Culp (Cello),
Hank Dutt (Synthesizer), John Sherba (Violin), David Harrington (Piano),
Asha Bhosle (Voice), Zakir Hussain (Djembe), Wu Man (Pipa),
Zakir Hussain (Bata), Enrique Gonzalez-Muller (Voice), Gustavo Santaolalla (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; India 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: David Harrington.
Record Plant, Sausalito, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); La Casa, Los Angeles, CA (06/2004 - 01/2005); San Francisco, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); Paris, France (06/2004 - 01/2005); Vienna, Austria (06/2004 - 01/2005)
This selection is sung in English and Hindu. 
10.
Dhanno Ki Aankhon by R.D. Burman
Performer:  John Sherba (Violin), Jennifer Culp (Electric Double Bass), Hank Dutt (Viola),
Jennifer Culp (Cello), David Harrington (Violin), Zakir Hussain (Shaker),
Zakir Hussain (Tabla)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; India 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: David Harrington; Stephen Prutsman.
Record Plant, Sausalito, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); La Casa, Los Angeles, CA (06/2004 - 01/2005); San Francisco, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); Vienna, Austria (06/2004 - 01/2005); Paris, France (06/2004 - 01/2005) 
11.
Chura Liya Hai Tum Ne by R.D. Burman
Performer:  Jennifer Culp (Cello), John Sherba (Violin), Hank Dutt (Viola),
Scott Fraser (Guitar), Wu Man (Liu-Chin), Wu Man (Pipa),
Zakir Hussain (Tambourine), Zakir Hussain (Drum Set), Asha Bhosle (Voice),
David Harrington (Glass), David Harrington (Piano), Hank Dutt (Accordion),
David Harrington (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Written: 1973; India 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Hindu 
Notes: Arranger: David Harrington.
Record Plant, Sausalito, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); La Casa, Los Angeles, CA (06/2004 - 01/2005); San Francisco, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); Paris, France (06/2004 - 01/2005); Vienna, Austria (06/2004 - 01/2005) 
12.
Saiyan Re Saiyan by R.D. Burman
Performer:  Asha Bhosle (Voice), Zakir Hussain (Shaker), Wu Man (Liu-Chin),
David Harrington (Violin), Hank Dutt (Viola), Zakir Hussain (Frame Drum),
Zakir Hussain (Talking Drum), Zakir Hussain (Djembe), Zakir Hussain (Tabla),
Wu Man (Pipa), Hank Dutt (Farfisa), Hank Dutt (Synthesizer),
Jennifer Culp (Electric Double Bass), Jennifer Culp (Cello), John Sherba (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; India 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Hindu 
Notes: Arranger: David Harrington.
Record Plant, Sausalito, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); La Casa, Los Angeles, CA (06/2004 - 01/2005); San Francisco, California (06/2004 - 01/2005); Paris, France (06/2004 - 01/2005); Vienna, Austria (06/2004 - 01/2005) 

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