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Behind the CurtainMaking Music in Mumbai's Film Studios$
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Gregory D. Booth

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327632

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327632.001.0001

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Who is Anthony Gonsalves?

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Behind the Curtain

Gregory D. Booth

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a profile of Anthony Gonsalves, an Indian composer and music teacher. Gonsalves was born in 1927 in the Goan village of Majorda and he was the son of a choirmaster attached to the local Roman Catholic church, Mäe de Deus. His father trained him in European classical music and he worked in the film-music industry from 1943 to 1965. He has arranged and composed for a long and distinguished list of music directors including Shyam Sunder, S. D. Burman and Madan Mohan.

Keywords:   Anthony Gonsalves, composer, music teacher, India, Majorda, Mäe de Deus, film-music industry, Shyam Sunder, S. D. Burman, Madan Mohan

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