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Annunzio Paolo Mantovani (Italian pronunciation: [anˈnuntsjo ˈpaːolo mantoˈvaːni]) (15 November 1905 – 29 March 1980), known as Mantovani, was an Anglo-Italian conductor, composer and light orchestra-styled entertainer with a cascading strings musical signature. The book British Hit Singles & Albums states that he was "Britain's most successful album act before the Beatles...the first act to sell over one million stereo albums and [have] six albums simultaneously in the US Top 30 in 1959".

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  • Birth name: Annunzio Paolo Mantovani
  • Also known as: Tulio Trapani
  • Born: 15 November 1905 Venice, Veneto, Italy
  • Died: 29 March 1980 (aged 74) Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
  • Genres: Light music
  • Occupation(s): conductor composer light entertainer
  • Years active: 1939–1980
  • Associated acts: David Whitfield

Read more about Mantovani at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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