Ferrante and the Phantom of the Opera
- Phantom Of The Opera
- Think Of Me
- Angel Of Music
- Music Of The Night
- All I Ask Of You
- Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
- Point of No Return
- Beloved Daddy
- March from Aida
- Madame Butterfly
- Barber of Seville
CD released in 1989.
Produced by Ferrante
All Arrangements By Ferrante
Album Co-ordinator: Scott W Smith
Recorded and Mixed at Telstar Studios, Sarasota, Florida
Engineer: Bud Snyder
Assistant Engineer: Dirk Van Tilborg
Synthesizer Consultant: Phil Wolfe
Cover Concept: Jena Ferrante
Art Direction: Alan Watson
Ferrante plays The Baldwin SD-10 Concert Grand
CD: Bainbridge BCD 6282
Ferrante of the internationally famous piano-duo of Ferrante and Teicher is playing both pianos on this recording. In essence, he is F&F or, more explicitly, he is now Ferrante and His Twin Pianos. In addition to the two pianos, he has incorporated the use of modern electronic keyboards, permitting him to reproduce sounds of symphonic proportions and create some new tantalizingly spooky effects befitting the Phantom.
For his initial recording as F&F, he has chosen the score to the smash Broadway show, The Phantom Of The Opera. In keeping with the mood, he has also included beautiful themes from the operas Carmen, Madame Butterly, Aida, The Barber of Seville and Puccini's "Beloved Daddy." (Aria from Gianna Schicchi).
Ferrante's challenging arrangements showcase his dazzling technique. The lightning speed of double thirds... the interplay of keyboards from left to right.. the sparkling arpeggios... the cascading chromatic scales... the distrinctive harmonic progressions as well as the lush backgrounds of orchestral quality required 82 hours of studio time to record and edit.
How did Ferrante do it? Only the Phantom knows!