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Interview with Annunzio Mantovani 1966

Interview with Annunzio Mantovani 1968


Interview with Annunzio Mantovani 1966

In 1966 Bandleader Mantovani (who became world famous with his strings and "Charmaine") tells that Decca Records gave him an awful lot of money to make experiments for a new sound. He declares something to the development of music in those days and is enthusiastic on his 50 musicians who are the best but very expensive, especially if he wants to be touring with them.

In English with German translation.

Time of interview approximate 7 min. (tape)

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Interview with Annunzio Mantovani 1968

In 1968 the orchestra of Mantovani still has its audience throughout the world (like today). Long before "Charmaine" he was popular with "La Mer", even without his (later) world famous sound. The Americans asked the Italien Englishman who lived in London to produce similar tunes for the American market. That was in the late fourties. Then Mantovani describes how he and his main arranger Ronald Binge found his unique sound at the beginning of the fifties which led to the top hit "Charmaine" and a world wide popularity. More than fifty years Mantovani is being playd on the air and very much appriciated long after he had died.

In English with German translation.

Time of interview approximate 21 min (tape)

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Last Change: 03.03.2001