January 21 1932 Mantovani Concert in England

On this day in 1932, Annunzio Paolo Mantovani gave a memorable concert at Queen's Hall in England to "glowing notices". This was the beginning of the musician's successful recording career that provided beautiful music to radio stations for nearly five decades. Mantovani, was an Anglo-Italian conductor 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 had six albums simultaneously in the US Top 30 in 1959". Better known as just Mantovani, his music still entertains us with hits like, "Red Sails in the Sunset", "Serenade in the Night", "Song from Moulin Rouge" and "Charmaine".


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