Music Style: Classical Pop

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  1. Liberace



    Władziu Valentino Liberace (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987), mononymously known as Liberace, was an American pianist and entertainer.

  2. Mitch Miller

    Mitch Miller


    Mitchell William "Mitch" Miller (July 4, 1911 – July 31, 2010) was an American oboist, conductor, recording producer and recording industry executive. He was involved in almost all aspects of the industry, particularly as a conductor, and A&R (artist and repertoire) man. Miller was one of the most influential people in American popular music during the 1950s and early 1960s, both as the head of A&R at Columbia Records and as a best-selling recording artist with an NBC television series, Sing Along with Mitch. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in the early 1930s, Miller began his musical career as an accomplished player of the oboe and English horn, making numerous highly regarded classical and popular recordings, but he is best remembered as a choral conductor on television and as a recordings executive.

  3. Mantovani



    Annunzio Paolo Mantovani (15 November 1905 – 29 March 1980), known as Mantovani, was an Anglo-Italian conductor, composer and light orchestra-styled entertainer with a cascading strings musical signature. The book British Hit Singles & Albums states that he was "Britain's most successful album act before the Beatles...the first act to sell over one million stereo albums and [have] six albums simultaneously in the US Top 30 in 1959".

  4. Joshua Bell

    Joshua Bell


    Joshua David Bell (born December 9, 1967) is an American violinist and conductor.

  5. Ferrante & Teicher

    Ferrante & Teicher


    Ferrante & Teicher were a duo of American piano players, known for their light arrangements of familiar classical pieces, movie soundtracks, and show tunes.

  6. The Promise

    The Promise (2008)


    The Promise is the fourth studio album by the operatic pop group, Il Divo. The Promise was released globally on November 10, 2008, except in the US and Canada, where it was released November 18, Ireland where it was released on November 7, and Japan, on 26 November. The album reached the No.1 spot in the UK on 16 November. The album was produced by Steve Mac. It was announced on 10 September, that it will be named The Promise, although the tracklisting was at this time not yet disclosed. In early messages to people who are members of the band's official site's mailiing list, it revealed to them that 'Il Divo return with their richest and most diverse album to date.' It also revealed that the album would have twelve songs. Cover songs confirmed at this time were: Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "The Power Of Love"; 'a haunting and beautiful interpretation of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"'; the smouldering intensity of "Adagio"; and the fourth confirmed song then was ABBA's "The Winner Takes It All".

  7. Jack Nitzsche

    Jack Nitzsche


    Bernard Alfred "Jack" Nitzsche (22 April 1937 – 25 August 2000) was a musician, arranger, producer, songwriter, and film score composer. He first came to prominence in the late 1950s as the right-hand-man of producer Phil Spector, and went on to work with the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and others. He also worked extensively in film scores, winning a song of the year Oscar in 1983 for co-writing "Up Where We Belong" (from An Officer and a Gentleman.)

  8. Mason Williams

    Mason Williams


    Mason Williams (born August 24, 1938) is an American guitarist and composer, best known for his instrumental "Classical Gas". He is also a comedy writer, known for his writing on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, and Saturday Night Live. He is also an eclectic poet and lyricist who has published several books.

  9. The Swingle Singers

    The Swingle Singers


    The Swingle Singers are a vocal group, originally formed in 1962 in Paris, France by Ward Swingle with Anne Germain, Jeanette Baucomont, Jean Cussac, Christiane Legrand and other singers.

  10. Ancora

    Ancora (2005)


    Ancora is the second studio album released by operatic pop vocal group Il Divo. The album was released in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe on 7 November 2005, excluding the United States and Latin America. The album was later released in the United States and Latin America on 24 January 2006. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 on the week of releases. The album contains one song partially in Latin, one song performed in Italian, two songs performed in French, two songs performed in English, and six songs performed in Spanish, excluding the bonus track. The album features the single "I Believe in You", performed with Céline Dion, that is also featured on her international album, On Ne Change Pas.

  11. Il Divo

    Il Divo (2005)


    Il Divo is the debut album of the operatic pop vocal group Il Divo. It was released on November 1, 2004 in the United Kingdom on Syco Music and on April 19, 2005 in the United States on Columbia Records.

  12. The Christmas Collection

    The Christmas Collection (2005)


    The Christmas Collection is an album by the operatic pop vocal group Il Divo. The album is a collection of Christmas or holiday-inspired songs. It was released on October 25, 2005 in seven countries: the United States, Canada, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Sweden and Finland.

  13. Arthur Fiedler

    Arthur Fiedler


    Arthur Fiedler (December 17, 1894 – July 10, 1979) was a long-time conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a symphony orchestra that specializes in popular and light classical music. With a combination of musicianship and showmanship, he made the Boston Pops one of the best-known orchestras in the United States of America. Fiedler was sometimes criticized for over-popularizing music, particularly when adapting popular songs or edited portions of the classical repertoire, but he kept performances informal and sometimes self-mocking to attract a bigger audience.

  14. Wicked Game

    Wicked Game (2011)


    Wicked Game is the sixth studio album by the operatic pop group, Il Divo. The album was released on 4 November 2011. Il Divo performed "Wicked Game", their reworking of the Chris Isaak song, on TV in the UK on 5 September on Red or Black? and in the US on 7 September on the semi-final of America's Got Talent.

  15. Andre Kostelanetz

    Andre Kostelanetz


    Andre Kostelanetz (Russian: Абрам Наумович Костелянец, December 22, 1901 – January 13, 1980) was a popular orchestral music conductor and arranger, one of the pioneers of easy listening music.

  16. Carmen Cavallaro

    Carmen Cavallaro


    Carmen Cavallaro (May 6, 1913 – October 12, 1989) was an American pianist. He established himself as one of the most accomplished and admired light music pianists of his generation.

  17. Norrie Paramor

    Norrie Paramor


    Norrie Paramor (born Norman William Paramor; 15 May 1914 – 9 September 1979) was a British record producer, composer, arranger and orchestral conductor. He is best known for his work with Cliff Richard and the Shadows, having steered their early career—producing and arranging most of their material from the late 1950s to the mid 1960s.

  18. Leroy Anderson

    Leroy Anderson


    Leroy Anderson (/ləˈrɔɪ/ ~ lə-ROY); (June 29, 1908 – May 18, 1975) was an American composer of short, light concert pieces, many of which were introduced by the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Arthur Fiedler. John Williams described him as "one of the great American masters of light orchestral music."

  19. Nigel Kennedy

    Nigel Kennedy


    Nigel Kennedy (born 28 December 1956) is a British violinist and violist. He made his early career in the classical field, and has more recently performed jazz, klezmer, and other music genres.

  20. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh (1992)


  21. Hand Made

    Hand Made (1970)


  22. Wishing You a Merry Christmas

    Wishing You a Merry Christmas (1964)


  23. The Mason Williams Phonograph Record

    The Mason Williams Phonograph Record (1990)


    The Mason Williams Phonograph Record is a solo album by guitarist and composer Mason Williams released in 1968. The album is Williams most successful and most recognized album, and contains the track "Classical Gas," his best known song. Mason Williams won two Grammy awards, for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Instrumental Theme, and Mike Post won Best Instrumental Arrangement on the song.

  24. Christmas Carols

    Christmas Carols (2013)


  25. Adventure in Carols

    Adventure in Carols (2010)


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