domingo, 15 de novembro de 2009

Richard Hayman and His Symphony Orchestra - The Music of Henry Mancini

  1. Peter Gunn
  2. Moon River
  3. Baby Elephant Walk
  4. Strings on Fire
  5. Dear Heart
  6. Dream of a Lifetime
  7. The Great Race March
  8. Days of Wine and Roses
  9. The Pink Panther
  10. Two for the Road
  11. Pie in the Face Polka
  12. Ballerina's Dream
  13. The Life Force Theme
  14. The Glass Menagerie
  15. Charade
  16. Beaver Valley '37 - The River
  17. Beaver Valley '37 - Black Snow
  18. Beaver Valley '37 - The Sons of Italy
  19. Drummer's Delight
  20. The Thorn Birds
  21. March with Mancini
The Music of Mancini
Recorded at the Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio in Bratislava from 7th to 9th November, 1990.
Producers: Karol Kopernicky, Hubert Geschwandtner
Associate Producer: Igor Shvartsman

America's favourite "Pops" conductor, Richard Hayman is principal "Pops" Conductor of the Saint Louis, Hartford and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras, of Orchestra London Canada and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and also held that post with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for many years.

His original compositions are standards in the repertoire of these ensembles as weel as frequently-performed selections of many orchestras and bands throughout the world.

For over 30 years, Mr. Hayman served as the chief arranger for the Boston Pops Orchestra during Arthur Fiedler's tenure, providing special arrangements for dozens of their hit albums and famous singles. Under John Williams' direction, the orche4stra continues to program his award-winning arrangements and orchestrations.

During the past several years, Mr. Hayman has been concentrating most of his time on guest-conducting special "Pops" concerts. He is reinvited, season after season, by all the leading orchestras across the United States and Canada to conduct these popular entertainments during their regular seasons, as well as for their summer festivals.

Now residing in New York City, Mr. Hayman's work is in constant demand, in every medium of musical expression, from Boston to Hollywood. Though more involved with the symphony orchestra circuit, Mr. Hayman has served as musical director and/or master of ceremonies for the tour shows of many popular entertainers: Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Olivia Newton-John, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Carpenters, The Osmonds, Al Hirt, Andy Williams and many others.

Richard Hayman and His Orchestra have been presented in 23 albums and 27 hit singles by Mercury Records, for which he served as musical director for 12 years. Dozens of Mr. Hayman's original compositions have been recorded by various artists all over the world. He has also arranged and conducted recordings for more than 50 stars of the motion picture, stage, radio and television world.

Mr. Hayman has also scored Broadway shows and numerous motion pictures.

In 1960, Mr. Hayman was honored with his own star in Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Other awards have included a Certificate of Recognition from Cosmopolitan magazine for Achievement in Bettering Popular Music, the Edison Award for Creative Achievement in Recorded Arts from the  Academy of Musical Recorded Arts and Sciences and the National TV Festival and Forum Award.

(From original liner notes)

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