20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Mantovani & Hi

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Mantovani & Hi

by Mantovani
     
 

The 2006 U.S. Mantovani entry in Universal Music's discount-priced best-of series 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection (released through the Hip-O/Decca subsidiary) contains 16 tracks and is not to be confused with a similarly titled but entirely different 12-track disc compiled for international release in 2005.…  See more details below

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The 2006 U.S. Mantovani entry in Universal Music's discount-priced best-of series 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection (released through the Hip-O/Decca subsidiary) contains 16 tracks and is not to be confused with a similarly titled but entirely different 12-track disc compiled for international release in 2005. Compilation producer Joseph S. Szurly (also author of the grammatically challenged boilerplate liner notes) has selected performances from 13 Mantovani LPs released between 1958 and 1977, including versions of the hits "Charmaine," "The Moulin Rouge Theme (Where Is Your Heart)," "Cara Mia," "Around the World," and "Theme from Exodus (Ari's Theme)," albeit not necessarily the hit recordings, as well as Mantovani's takes on such standards as "The Way You Look Tonight," "September Song," and "Some Enchanted Evening." At the end, Szurly tries to make a case for Mantovani's classical bona fides by including the eight-minute "Warsaw Concerto," although it is actually, as he acknowledges, a piece of film music, not a classical composition. At the modest price, the disc will give a listener a good sense of the conductor's soft, string-filled style.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2006
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0028947698890
catalogNumber:
000603402
Rank:
13859

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mantovani   Primary Artist,Conductor
Mantovani Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Marjan Rawicz   Piano

Technical Credits

Richard Addinsell   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Percy Faith   Adaptation
Henry Mancini   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Georges Auric   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Lyricist
Ernest Gold   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Lyricist
Johnny Mercer   Lyricist
Jerome Moross   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Harold Adamson   Lyricist
Lew Pollack   Lyricist
Lee Lange   Lyricist
Traditional   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Joseph S. Szurly   Liner Notes
Erno Rapee   Composer

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