Shiv Kumar Sharma - Melodies Of Romance - ECSD 2947 - LP Record
Shivkumar Sharma is
the master instrumentalist of the Santoor, after some years as a vocalist. He
is credited with making the Santoor a popular Classical Instrument. In a
1999 interview to rediff.com, Shivkumar said that it was his father who
decided that he should play the Santoor and that he never thought he would be
choosing it when he started learning music. He
composed the background music for one of the scenes inShantaram's Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje in 1956.
He recorded his first solo album in 1960.In
1967, he teamed up with flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia and Brij Bhushan Kabra to produce a concept album, Call of the Valley (1967) which
turned out to be one of the greatest hits in Indian Classical Music. He
has composed music for many Hindi films in collaboration with Hariprasad Chaurasia starting
with Silsila (1980).
They came to be known as the 'Shiv-Hari' music duo. Some of the movies they composed
music for that were big musical hits are Faasle (1985), Chandni (1989), Lamhe (1991)
and Darr (1993).
Shiv Kumar Sharma - Melodies Of Romance
- ECSD 2947