Erno Rapee
Vivian Ellis
Noel Coward
Lew Stone
David McCallum, Sr.

See also


Knowledge Identifier: +Mantovani



Anglo-Italian conductor and light orchestra-styled entertainer with a cascading strings musical signature add

Category: Music

Born in 1905.

Countries: United Kingdom (52%), United States (13%), UK (9%)

Main connections: England, Erno Rapee, Vivian Ellis

Linked to: Decca Records, La Scala, London Records, The Kinks




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Mantovani was born in 1905 add something


The family moved to England in 1912, where young Annunzio studied at Trinity College of Music in London add something


Hugo Rignold - In the 1920s and 1930s, Rignold played violin with many jazz and dance bands of the day, including those of Mantovani, Jack Hylton, Jack Harris, Fred Hartley, Ambrose, Lew Stone and Jay Wilbur


Vera Lynn - Throughout the 1940s and 1950s the Decca label issued all of Vera Lynn's records, including several recorded with Mantovani and His Orchestra in 1942 and with Robert Farnon, from the late 1940s


Author Joseph Lanza describes Mantovani's string arrangements as the most "rich and mellifluous" of the emerging light music style during the early 1950s add something


In 1952, Binge ceased to arrange for Mantovani but the distinctive sound of the orchestra remained add something


His single tracks included "The Song from The Moulin Rouge", which reached Number One in the UK Singles Chart in 1953 add something


In the United States, between 1955 and 1972, he released more than 40 albums with 27 reaching the "Top 40", and 11 in the "Top Ten" add something


His biggest success came with the album "Film Encores", which attained Number One in 1957 add something


In 1958, Mantovani and his family bought a holiday home in Bournemouth in Durley Chine Road, and in 1961 acquired a new property in Burton Road add something


Mantovani starred in his own syndicated television series, "Mantovani", which was produced in England and which aired in the United States in 1959 add something


Erno Rapee - Rapée and Pollack's songs were covered by Mantovani, Frank_Sinatra, Jim Reeves and numerous other artists, including 1960s hits for the Irish M-O-R group The Bachelors


Similarly, "Mantovani Plays Music From 'Exodus' and Other Great Themes" made it to the Top Ten in 1961, with over one million albums sold add something


David McCallum, Sr. - From 1961 to 1971 he was leader of Annunzio Mantovani's orchestra


Background music - This type of music was produced, for instance, by the Mantovani Orchestra, and conductors like Franck Pourcel and James Last, peaking in popularity around the 1970s


Following Mantovani's death in 1980, the Mantovani Estate continues to authorise numerous concerts worldwide and recordings using original and newly commissioned arrangements add something

Mantovani died in 1980 add something


He died at a care home in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and was cremated on 8 April 1980 add something


A large number of CDs are available containing unauthorised recordings, billed as Mantovani or Mantovani Orchestra, for example the CD titled "The Mantovani Orchestra" released in 1997 contained a track from the 1980s Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats", which would have required posthumous conducting on the part of Mantovani add something