Joseph Calleja on the Magic of Mantovani

Friday, September 25, 2020

The tenor discusses his fascinating new album for Decca

In this edition of the Gramophone Podcast, Editor Martin Cullingford meets Joseph Calleja to talk about a really fascinating and very personal project - a celebration of the music of the conductor Mantovani, Britain’s most successful album artist before the Beatles and the first to ever sell a million stereo records worldwide. On his new album for Decca, the tenor has recorded himself singing with Mantovani's historic and much-loved recordings – he explains how this project came about, and how they made it work.

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