A Few Of Our Favorites On Stage
- Theme From The Apartment
- The Sound Of Music Medley (The Sound Of Music, Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, Sixteen Going On Seventeen, My Favorite Things, Climb Every Mountain)
- Chariots Of Fire
- Tiger Rag
- St. Louis Blues
- Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Produced by: Scott W. Smith and Ferrante & Teicher
All Arrangements by: Ferrante & Teicher
Album Co-ordinator: Scott W. Smith
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered Digitally at: Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL
Recorded July 24 and 25, 1985
Engineer: Mack Emerman assisted by David Axelbaum
Mastering Engineer: Mike Fuller
Design and Art Direction: John Muller & Co., Kanasas City, MO
Concert Grand Photography: Dick Yerkeson
Recorded on: Mitsubishi X-800, 32 tk Digital
Mixed on: Mitsubishi X-80, 2 tk Digital
Ferrante & Teicher play Baldwin SD-10 Concert Grand Pianos
Lp: Bainbridge BT-6263
CD: Bainbridge BCD6263
In reminiscing about the evolution of Ferrante & Teicher, one might recall that three decades ago they were one of nearly a dozen duo-piano teams on the concert circuit. Circa 1950’s duo-pianists, as a rule, performed the works of the classical masters. Indeed, Ferrante & Teicher were no exception. Their talent, skill, and sheer precision at the twin pianos became recognized and would send concert hall audiences into a complete frenzy.
It was at the height of this excitement that the fiery Ferrante & Teicher would return to the keyboards and dazzle the crowd with one of their pop encores. And it was from these encores that the grand style, which today characterizes “The Ferrante & Teicher Sound,” was born!! Their classical repertoire soon yielded to pop classics and popular music—their audience abounded—as well as their recordings.
Recording labels such as Columbia, ABC and United Artists flourished during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s with tens of millions of Ferrante & Teicher’s recordings of the twin pianos backed by their huge orchestra, and of prepared-pianos. Now, in 1985, Avant-Garde Records proudly presents Ferrante & Teicher’s “ON STAGE” series. This series showcases the duo-piano wizardry that has firmly established Ferrante & Teicher as the world’s foremost concert pianists, in popular tradition.
Having endured the valleys an peaks of their careers, Ferrante & Teicher assure millions of fans of hearing the most imaginative duo-piano recordings. Predictably unpredictable, the Grand Twins of the Twin Grands perform flawlessly. Their arrangements and repertoire have never been better. Utilizing the most advanced recording techniques, Ferrante & Teicher deliver to us “A Few Of Our Favorites–On Stage.” This fully digital recording uniquely captures the power and brilliant dynamics that exudes from their massive concert grands. And, it is well to note that ALL of the performances contained in this album were meticulously recorded in ONE take. Hear now, Ferrante & Teicher, recorded in pure form, exactly as you would hear them “ON STAGE!!”
This was the second project by Avant-Garde Records (AVG-1002).