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André Kostelanetz

André Kostelanetz
Born: Dec 22, 1901 in St. Petersburg, Russia
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Died: Jan 13, 1980 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Genre: Classical, Pop/Rock
Biography: André Kostelanetz arranged classical pieces as easy listening numbers, bringing the music to a broad, middle-brow audience that wouldn't normally have listened to the music. In the process, he inadvertently invented easy listening music. Kostelanetz grasped the power of radio and he adapted his arrangements ...Read full biography
Meet Andre Kostelanetz
Released: 1955
Label: Columbia
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Early-'50s compilation of material, showcasing Kostelanetz's best arrangements of material by Gershwin, Porter, Jerome Kern, and Vincent Youmans. ~ Cub Koda, Rovi ...Read full review
Stereo Wonderland of Golden Hits
Released: 1963
Label: Columbia
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The common knock against Andre Kostelanetz is that the conductor's myriad recordings are virtually interchangeable, yet ask most music buffs to recommend or even name a Kostelanetz LP, and the answer is ...Read full review
More André Kostelanetz albums: Main Albums (38), Compilations (40), DVD/Video (2)