Mantovani and His Orchestra: The Television Series
Documentary · Music
Before the Beatles, there was Mantovani. This series samples some of the world famous conductor’s most memorable concerts with his full orchestra.
Directed byJohn Street
S01:E01 - Forever Favorites
From the acclaimed Mantovani TV series, "Favourites Forever" features Mantovani and his Orchestra with special guests Carol Carr and Les Compagnons de la Chanson.
S01:E02 - Film Encores
Mantovani plays music from the movies! Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo, Intermezzo From "Escape to Happiness," They Say That Falling in Love is Wonderful (sung by Vanessa Leigh), Our Love Affair, Unchained Melody, High Noon and Colonel Bogey March played by The Band of Her Majesty's Welsh Guards.
S01:E03 - Music for Lovely Ladies
A tribute to ladies, with the songs The Agnes Waltz, Diane, It Would Be Wonderful Indeed (sung by Vanessa Lee), Ramona, The Ballet of the Umbrellas (sung by Yves Challet), Hear My Song, Violetta, Old Rocking Chair (performed by The Hi Lo's) and The Melba Waltz.
S01:E04 - Music From Around the World
Mantovani's Orchestra performs Brass Button, Where Is Your Heart?, Song of the Vagabonds (sung by John Hanson), Colonel Bogey March (performed by The Band of Her Majesty's Welsh Guards), This Nearly Was Mine and The Blue Danube.
S01:E05 - Music From the Silver Screen
Mantovani and his Orchestra play hits from the movies, including La Cucaracha, When You Wish Upon a Star, Lover Come Back to Me (sung by Dorothy Collins), A Certain Smile, La Ronde, The Warsaw Concerto (featuring Monia Liter) and Charmaine.
S01:E06 - Mantovani Answers Your Questions
Mantovani and his Orchestra play music from around the world, with performances of Green Cockatoo, Cara Mia, When You Lose the One You Love (sung by John Hanson), September Song, O Mein Papa, Home (sung by Joan Regan) and Besame Mucho.
S01:E07 - Mantovani Plays Music for Latinas
Mantovani performs the very best of Latin rhythms in tonight's performances of Speak Easy, April in Portugal, Jamaican Rumba, Tico Tico, Dance Espa-ol, The South American Fantasy and La Cumparsita.
S01:E08 - Mantovani Plays the Music of France
Mantovani pays tribute to France with Spring in Montmartre, Under Paris Skies, Fascination (sung by Madame Patachou), La Danse Apache, Autumn Leaves, I'm in Love With a Wonderful Guy (sung by Madame Patachou) and the Can-Can.
S01:E09 - Mantovani Plays the Music of Italy
Mantovani goes back to his roots with Italian classics including: Summer Time in Venice, Tango de la Rose, The Lazy Gondolier, Ave Maria (sung by Jacqueline Delman), Roma (sung by Vic Damone) and The Italian Fantasia.
S01:E10 - Mantovani Plays the Music of Vienna
Mantovani's Orchestra performs classics including Treasure Waltz, Do and Do, The Acceleration Waltz (Paul and Peter Paige), Schon Rosmarin, Vienna, City of My Dreams, Waltz of My Heart (featuring Mrs. Adele Lee) and The Emperor Waltz.
S01:E11 - Mantovani Salutes the Stars of Stage and Screen
Mantovani's Orchestra plays hits from stage and screen with Let Me Be Loved (sung by John Conte), April Love, Donkey Serenade, The Story of Three Loves (featuring Monia Liter on piano), As Time Goes By (sung by Petula Clark) and El Choclo.
S01:E12 - Mantovani's Music of Christmas
Mantovani's Orchestra performs Yuletide favourites like Jingle Bells, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Toy Shop Ballet, Theme from Swan Lake, O Holy Night (performed by All Saints' Choir) and White Christmas.
S01:E13 - Mantovani's Musical Holiday
Mantovani's Orchestra plays holiday music such as Wonderful Copenhagen, The Teddy Bears' Picnic, I Love Paris (sung by John Conte), Blue Sky Tango (with Blauer Himmel), Holiday for Strings, St Tropez (sung by Petula Clark) and Scottish Rhapsody.
S01:E14 - Mantovani's Songs of Irving Berlin
Mantovani and his orchestra perform unforgettable hits by the great Irving Berlin, including The Girl That I Marry, They Say It's Wonderful, You Keep Coming Back Like a Song, Always and many more! Guests include Connie Francis and Vic Damone.
S01:E15 - Mantovani Plays Rodgers and Hammerstein
A superb tribute to the greatest songwriters of the golden age of musicals. Mantovani and his Orchestra play Out of My Dreams, If l Loved You, With a Song in My Heart, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered and Some Enchanted Evening.
S01:E16 - Mantovani Plays the Music of Cole Porter
Mantovani and his orchestra play a selection of Cole Porter's greatest hits, including Wunderbar, So in Love, True Love, Night and Day and In the Still of the Night (featuring John Hanson and Adele Leigh).
S01:E17 - Mantovani Plays the Music of Victor Herbert
Mantovani's Orchestra performs the wonderful music of Victor Herbert. Special guest stars include Leoni Page, who sings A Kiss in the Dark, and John Conte who sings The Land of My Own Romance; the orchestra plays The March of the Toys, Kiss Me Again, Italian Street Song, Indian Summer and It's a Great Day for the Irish.
S01:E18 - Mantovani Plays the Music of Modern Composers
Mantovani's Orchestra performs with special guest star Dorothy Collins, who sings Night and Day and Take Me in Your Arms. Mantovani's Orchestra also performs the wonderful compositions Blue Tango, High and Mighty, Woman in Love, The Dream of Olwen and The Deserted Ballroom.
S01:E19 - Mantovani Plays the Music of the Great Masters
Mantovani's Orchestra delights audiences with a tribute to great masters of music past and present with Flight of the Bumble Bee, Brindisi, the Albéniz Tango and Chameleon. Also featuring guest stars Les Compangons de la Chanson (performing Tom Dooley), Carol Carr (singing Smoke Gets in Your Eyes) and Monia Liter (performing Scherzo).
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