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About Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini is one of the most influential American composers.
On his full name, Enrico Nicola Mancini, he was born on April 16th, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio and died on June 14th, 1994.
He used to take piano lessons, play the flute and engage in various musical activities, at an early age. He began his activity in the industry in 1946.
He played the piano for the Glenn Miller Orchestra and got interested in counterpoint, composition and harmony. After signing with Universal Pictures, in 1952, in just six years, he composed the scores for over one hundred films.
The most important ones include: "The Glenn Lewis Story", "The Creature From The Black Lagoon", "This Island Earth", "It Came From The Outer Space" and "Tarantula".
His first single to be released was "I Won't Let You Out Of My Heart", which turned into a hit. In 1958, Mancini started working independently as a composer. It was during this time when he turned into one of the pioneers of jazz features being included in romantic orchestral film. Some of his most famous works, "Moon River", came as the score for the movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's", "Days Of Wine And Roses", for the movie with the same name, "The Pink Panther", "The Party", "Experiment In Terror", "Victor Victoria", "Oklahoma Crude", "The Great Waldo Pepper", "Who Is Killing The Great Chefs Of Europe?", "Sometimes A Great Notion", "The Glass Menagerie", "Baby Elephant Walk" and many others.
He also composed scores for television movies such as "The Shadow Box", "What's Happening", "The Thorn Birds", "Remington Steele" among others.
The songs which he composed in the following 20 years, from 1960 until 1980, belonged to the easy listening genre. Dozens of singers have recorded his musical creations, including Frank Sinatra, Steve Lawrence, Jerry Vale, Andy Williams, The Lettermen, Tony Bennett, Trini Lopez, Connie Francis, Jack Jones, Peter Nero, Liberance, Eddie Cano, Edye Gorme and the list can go on.
The Anita Kerr Quartet covered Mancini's songs and included them on a album which gained them a Grammy award, in 1965. Throughout his career, the great musician composed more than 90 albums, with eight being certified gold in the United States.
Mancini made history with a total of 72 Grammy Awards nominations, and 20 of them won. He has 18 Academy Awards nominations, and four won, besides dozens many other awards. Posthumously, he was also offered the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Henry Mancini is disputably one of the best composers to have ever lived. His legacy is one of the most important ones compared to any other musician.
|Birth name:||Enrico Nicola Mancini|
|Born:||April 16, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|Genres:||Film Scores, Easy Listening, Jazz|
|Died:||June 14, 1994 (aged 70) in Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Known as:||Composer, Arranger, Conductor|
|Discography:||See the full discography here. (wikipedia.org)|