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Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, Italian conductor. Recipient gold disc of record Charmaine, also 8 golden discs of long-playing records; Ivor Novello award for artist who had done most for British music in 1956.


Mantovani, Annunzio Paolo was born on November 15, 1905 in Venice, Italy. Son of Benedetto Bismark Mantovani and Iparia Manfrin.


Studied schools in London. Studied music with father, also Trinity College of Music (London).


Naturalized British citzen, 1933. Formed orchestra Midland Hotel, Birmingham, England, 1923, gave recitals at Wigmore Hall, played Concerto at Queens Hall, London. Conductor orchestra Hotel Metropole, London, England.

Began recording, broadcasting for British Broadcasting Corporation, 1927. Formed Tipica Orchestra, 1932. Became theatre conductor, 1940.

Toured British Isles, made broadcasts, World World War II. Musical director for Noel Coward, 1945, also London performances Ace of Clubs. Pacific 1860 (starring Mary Martin), Sigh No More, And so to Bed, Bob’s Your Uncle.

Formed present concert orchestra, 1950, numerous recordings, television, concert tours in Europe, from 1954, annual tour American and Canada. Recordings include Charmaine, Dancing with Tears in My Eyes, It Happened in Monterey, Mexicali Rose, Greensleeves, La Cumparsita. Recording artist London Records.


Clubs: Savage, Variety of Great Britain (London).


Married Winifred Kathleen Moss, August 4, 1934. Children: Kenneth Paolo, Paula Irene.

Benedetto Bismark Mantovani

Iparia Manfrin

Winifred Kathleen Moss

Kenneth Paolo Mantovani

Paula Irene Mantovani