Anil Biswas

Real Name:
Anil Krishna Biswas
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Anil Krishna Biswas (7 July 1914 – 31 May 2003) was an Indian film music composer from 1935 to 1965, who apart from being one of pioneers of playback singing, is also credited for the first Indian orchestra of twelve pieces and introducing orchestral music and full-blooded choral effects, into Indian cinema. A master in western symphonic music was known for the Indian classical or folk elements, especially Baul and Bhatiyali in his music. Out of his over 90 films, most memorable were, Roti (1942), Kismet (1943), Anokha Pyaar (1948), Taraana (1951), Waaris (1954), Pardesi (1957) and Char Dil Char Rahen (1959).

He was also the pioneer in using the counter melody in film scores, employing technique of western music, ‘cantala’, where one line overlaps the other in contra-melody, recitative prose songs as in Roti (1942), besides he was the first one to start extensively using the Ragmala. Another important element that he introduced was western orchestration, using indigenous instruments both in the songs as well as in their melodic interludes, a trend that soon caught on and paved way for the musicals of Indian cinema today.
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Albums

ECLP 5492, ECLP. 5492 Anil Biswas - Kismat / Bandhan album art Anil Biswas / Saraswati Devi & Ram Chandra Pal Anil Biswas / Saraswati Devi & Ram Chandra Pal - Kismat / Bandhan(LP, Reg) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice ECLP 5492, ECLP. 5492 India 1976 Sell This Version
ECLP 5665, ECLP. 5665 Anil Biswas - Beqasoor album art Anil Biswas & Hansraj Behl Anil Biswas & Hansraj Behl - Beqasoor(LP) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice ECLP 5665, ECLP. 5665 India 1980 Sell This Version
45 NLP 1131 Anil Biswas - Aaram album art Anil Biswas, Rajinder Krishan, Prem Dhawan Anil Biswas, Rajinder Krishan, Prem Dhawan - Aaram(LP) His Master's Voice 45 NLP 1131 India 1980 Sell This Version
Anil Biswas - Tarana album art Anil Biswas Tarana (Album) His Master's Voice Pakistan 1980 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

N 26191 Anil Biswas - Rani album art Anil Biswas Rani(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice N 26191 India Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

ECLP 5502 Anil Biswas - The Music Of Anil Biswas From Hindi Films album art Anil Biswas The Music Of Anil Biswas From Hindi Films(LP, Comp) EMI ECLP 5502 India 1976 Sell This Version
LKDA-392 Anil Biswas - Humlog / Aarzoo album art Roshan Lal* / Anil Biswas Roshan Lal* / Anil Biswas - Humlog / Aarzoo(LP, Comp, 2-o) Odeon LKDA-392 Pakistan 1981 Sell This Version
CDF 120259 Anil Biswas - Anokha Pyar / Beqasoor album art Anil Biswas Anokha Pyar / Beqasoor(CD, Comp) EMI CDF 120259 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Anil Biswas - Mahal / Tarana  album art Khemchand Prakash / Anil Biswas Khemchand Prakash / Anil Biswas - Mahal / Tarana (Comp) EMI India 2008 Sell This Version
none Anil Biswas - Arzoo / Tansen / Jogan album art Anil Biswas, Khemchand Prakash, Bulo C. Rani Anil Biswas, Khemchand Prakash, Bulo C. Rani - Arzoo / Tansen / Jogan(Cass, Album, Comp) Not On Label none India Unknown Sell This Version

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