Mantovani

Mantovani

Conductor, composer, violinist, and pianist Mantovani was one of the most popular and prolific easy listening artists of all time. His trademark "cascading strings" (or "tumbling strings") effect gave him an instantly recognizable sound, and his heavy reliance on the string section in general helped map out the blueprint for much of the light orchestral music that followed in his wake. His repertoire did feature original compositions, but was built chiefly on lush adaptations of familiar melodies: TV and movie themes, show tunes, pop hits (chiefly of the MOR variety), classical material, and the like. Starting his career in the '20s, Mantovani was very much a product of the recording age: he focused almost entirely on recording, instead of live performance; he was one of the first artists to utilize the LP as a primary medium for his releases (as opposed to singles); he was one of the first popular artists to use stereo recording technology, and likely the first to sell over a million records in the stereo format. Fascinated by the studio recording process, he experimented restlessly with miking methods and other technical nuances over the course of an astoundingly large discography -- more than 50 albums from the early '50s until his death in 1980 (not counting his numerous 78 rpm records, dating back to the late '20s).

Title Album Genre Tools
Lonely Ballerina The Very Best of Mantovani Collection Classical, Pop
Client:
Artist:
Mantovani
Genres:
Classical and Pop
Instruments:
Accordian, Cello, Flute, Harp, Strings, Violin, and Wind Instruments
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Epic, Feel-Good, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Best Friends, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Morning After, Sunny Day, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Orchestral
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Instrumental
CD/Track #:
The Very Best of Mantovani Collection
Release Year:
1954
Track ID:
39526
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Colors of My Life Inland Empire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Classical, Soundtrack
Client:
Artist:
Mantovani
Genres:
Classical and Soundtrack
Instruments:
Strings and Violin
Keywords:
Dramatic, Moody, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, End Title/Credits, Goodbye, In Love, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Ballet and Orchestral
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Instrumental
CD/Track #:
Inland Empire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Release Year:
2006
Track ID:
62668
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Already Got A Man Alternative
Artist:
Mantovani
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Driving, Feel-Good, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, and Morning After
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, Indie-Electronic, and Reggae
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Female
BPM:
100
Release Year:
Track ID:
71000
main mix 3:31 160k MP3 44.1k AIF
Take Me Back