The Kronos Quartet, from left: David Harrington, violin; Hank Dutt, viola; Jeffrey Zeigler, cello; and John Sherba, violin.
The Kronos Quartet has just completed an album of Bollywood film music, You've Stolen My Heart, featuring the vocals of Asha Bhosle. A superstar of Indian film, Bhosle is among the biggest-selling recording artists of all time.
Since beginning her career in 1948, when she was 14, Asha Bhosle has recorded more than 12,000 songs.
The release channels the music of R.D. Burman, the late composer who was also Bhosle's husband. Burman, a prolific and popular figure in India and around the world, created music for some 300 films.
While You've Stolen My Heart features a range of Burman's writing — including the unique Dum Maro Dum (Take Another Toke) " — it revolves around romantic love songs, such as "Mehbooba Mehbooba (Beloved, O Beloved)" and the title song, "Chura Liya Hai Tum Ne (You've Stolen My Heart)."