Piano duo Ferrante & Teicher were among the best-selling easy listening acts from the ’60s, giving light arrangements of easily recognizable traditional pieces, movie soundtrack themes, display tunes, and similarly suitable fare. Arthur Ferrante (created Sept 7, 1921, NEW YORK) and Louis Teicher (created August 24, 1924, Wilkes-Barre, PA.) fulfilled while going to the exclusive Juilliard College of Music; both had been child prodigies, plus they struck up an easy friendship, performing collectively like a duo whilst these were still in college. After graduating as piano majors, they both became a member of the Juilliard faculty, while creating a distinctive design of their own throughout their leisure time. In 1947, they truly became a full-time concert take action, initially playing nightclubs, after that quickly upgrading to traditional music with orchestral support. A change to popular tunes and requirements by famous brands Kern, Porter, Gershwin, and Rodgers produced them mainstays within the pops-orchestra field. While these were savoring success in the concert circuit, Ferrante & Teicher have been tinkering with treated pianos, inspired — strangely enough — with the tips of avant-garde composer John Cage. With the addition of paper, sticks, silicone, wood blocks, steel bars, chains, cup, mallets, as well as other discovered objects towards the string bedrooms (among other methods), the duo could create a selection of bizarre sound files that occasionally resembled percussion equipment, as well as other situations created a spacy, nearly electronic audio (before this kind of tone even been around). Within the last mentioned fifty percent of the ’50s, they documented several albums within this vein for Westminster (especially 1956’s Soundproof and Soundblast) and ABC-Paramount (including 1958’s Blast Off!). The outcomes were highly exclusive and quite not the same as their later function, appealing even more to hi-fi aficionados and space-age pop supporters. In 1960, Ferrante & Teicher agreed upon with United Performers, where they quickly begun to tailor their sound to a far more mainstream audience. A lot of their following albums highlighted orchestras executed by Nick Perito, and their make of instrumental pop captured on rapidly. They landed a high Ten pop strike later on in 1960 with “Theme From ‘The House’,” and adopted it making use of their biggest strike, an set up of Ernest Gold’s epic film theme “Exodus,” which climbed to number 2 and inspired a favorite jazz edition by saxophonist Eddie Harris. 1961 brought another pop TOP with the Western Side Story music “Tonight,” that was featured on the highest-charting LP, the quantity ten Western Side Story along with other FILM & Broadway Favorites. A overflow of Ferrante & Teicher albums adopted during the period of the ’60s, with around 30 of these achieving the pop graphs up through 1972. They taken care of much touring plan, playing over 100 concerts annually at the elevation of their recognition. They also handled one final TOP solitary in 1970 making use of their movie-theme cover “Midnight Cowboy”; the associated recording of the same name discovered them experimenting a little with strange acoustic guitar results. Ferrante & Teicher’s voluminous documenting speed tailed off through the ’70s, although they do continue to released albums frequently. In 1979, they still left United Artists to create their very own label, and in 1989, they still left the concert circuit once and for all, retiring to Sarasota, FL. The lounge/exotica revival from the ’90s helped revive interest within their experimental early recordings, and in 2001 resulted in the first-ever problem of Denizens from the Deep, a couple of treated-piano instrumentals designed to evoke ocean animals that constituted their initial recorded work. Internet dating from 1950, it turned out scrapped and only a thorough concert tour; for the discharge, Ferrante & Teicher added several simple embellishments towards the archival recordings that finished their original idea for the parts.
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|Vinyl||2016||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Four Christmases||2008||performer: "Sleigh Ride" - as Ferrante|
|Elf||2003||performer: "Sleigh Ride" 1948 - as Ferrente|
|A Rage to Live||1965||music: "Rage To Live" / performer: "Rage To Live" - as Ferrante|
|The Danny Kaye Show||1964||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Goodbye Again||1961||performer: "Theme From Goodbye Again"|
|Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium||1962||TV Series||as Ferrante &Teicher|
|The New Hollywood Squares||1987||TV Series||Guest Appearance|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1962-1975||TV Series||Himself - Pianist / Himself - Pianists|
|Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters||1970||TV Series||Himself|
|The Ed Sullivan Show||1961-1969||TV Series||Himself - Pianist / Pianist|
|The Bell Telephone Hour||1961-1965||TV Series||Himself - Pianist / Himself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1962-1964||TV Series||Himself - Guest / Himself|
|The Lloyd Thaxton Show||1964||TV Series||Himself|
|The Danny Kaye Show||1964||TV Series||Himself|
|The Hollywood Palace||1964||TV Series||Himself - Pianist|
|The Dinah Shore Chevy Show||1961||TV Series||Himself|
|New American Bandstand 1965||1960||TV Series||Himself|
|Chelsea at Nine||1957||TV Series||Himself|
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