Label: Intertape - CD 8712 • Format: CD • Country: Switzerland • Genre: Jazz, Stage & Screen • Style: Easy Listening, Theme
Mantovani was born in VeniceItaly, into a musical family. His father, Bismarck, served as the concertmaster of La Scala opera house's orchestra Merry Walty - Mantovani And His Orchestra - > Milanunder the baton of Arturo Toscanini.
After graduation, he formed his own orchestra, which played in and around Birmingham. By the time World War II broke out, his orchestra was one of the most popular British dance bandsboth on BBC radio broadcasts and in live performances. Fagan 's And So to Bed He worked with arranger and composer Ronald "Ronnie" Bingewho developed the "cascading strings " effect also known as the "Mantovani Going Where Youre Going - Dropkick - Paper Trails. He became the first person to sell a million stereophonic records.
He recorded in excess of 50 albums on that label, many of which were Top 40 hits. In the United States, between andhe released more than 40 albums with 27 reaching the "Top 40", and 11 in the "Top Ten".
His biggest success came with the album Film Encoreswhich attained Number One in Mantovani starred in his own syndicated television series, Mantovaniwhich was produced in England and which aired in the United States in Thirty-nine episodes were filmed.
He died at a care home in Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent. The cascading strings technique developed by Binge became Mantovani's hallmark in such hits arranged by Binge as " Charmaine ".
Binge developed this technique to replicate the echo experienced in venues such as cathedrals and he achieved this goal through arranging skill alone. Author Joseph Lanza describes Mantovani's string arrangements as the most "rich and mellifluous" of the emerging light music style during the early s.
He stated that Mantovani was a leader in the use of new studio technologies to "create Merry Walty - Mantovani And His Orchestra - > tapestries with innumerable strings", and that "the sustained hum of Mantovani's reverberated violins produced a sonic vaporizer foreshadowing the synthesizer harmonics of space music.
At this time, his son David McCallum Jr was at the height of his fame, prompting Mantovani to introduce his leader to audiences with the quip, "We can afford the father but not the son! Mantovani is referred Eat Me - Dead Shrimp - How Big Is Your Soul? by name in The Kinks song "Prince of the Punks". He also had a big influence on Brian MayQueen guitarist.
During his lifetime, Mantovani did not always get respect from his fellow musicians. When George Martin first suggested overdubbing Paul McCartney 's recording of Yesterday with strings, McCartney's initial reaction, according to Martin, was that he didn't want it sounding like Mantovani. Much of his catalogue has reappeared on CD.
There are Merry Walty - Mantovani And His Orchestra - > many compilations. A large number of CDs Happy Endings - Pulp - His N Hers available containing unauthorised recordings, billed as Mantovani or Mantovani Orchestra, for example the CD titled "The Mantovani Orchestra" released in  contained a track from the s Andrew Lloyd Webber musical " Cats ", which would have required posthumous conducting on the part of Mantovani.
There have also been CDs released under the Mantovani name of recordings made by others while Mantovani was still alive. Following Mantovani's death inthe Mantovani Estate continues to authorise numerous concerts worldwide and recordings using original and newly commissioned arrangements. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Mantovani disambiguation. Anglo-Italian conductor, composer and light orchestra-styled entertainer. Retrieved 7 October London: Guinness World Records Limited.
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