Ferrante & Teicher
|Genres:||Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||easy listening space age pop instrumental piano lounge prepared piano|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Arthur Ferrante (7 September 1921, New York City, New York, USA) and Louis Teicher (b. 24 August 1924, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA). Ferrante And Teicher met at the age of six while studying at the Juilliard School Of Music, Manhattan, New York. After they graduated as piano majors, they combined teaching and concert work until 1948, when they became full-time piano duettists, touring the USA and Canada with leading classical orchestras. During the next 12 years they gradually exchanged Rachmaninov for Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, featuring their own arrangements for two pianos. They also adapted their pianos so that they could sound like other instruments and produce strange effects during novelty numbers, and began to introduce comedy into their act.
After recording for several labels during the 50s with their twin pianos, the duo signed for United Artists Records in 1960, and had their first big US chart hit with...