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John Mauceri’s distinguished and extraordinary career has brought him not only to the world’s greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, but also to the musical stages of Broadway and Hollywood, as well as the most prestigious halls of academia. Regarded as the world’s leading performer of the music of Hollywood’s émigré composers, he has taken the lead in the preservation and performance of many kinds of music and has supervised/conducted premieres by composers as diverse as Debussy, Stockhausen, Korngold, Bernstein, Hindemith, Elfman, Ives, and Shore. As an accomplished recording artist, John Mauceri has over 70 albums to his name, and is the recipient of Grammy, Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Edison, Cannes Classique, Billboard, two Diapasons d’Or, two Emmys, and four Deutsche Schallplatten Awards.

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Valentine’s Day 2014: Always and Forever

Posted February 14th, 2014

John Mauceri joins Edmund Stone on “The Score” to celebrate Valentine’s Day with music from his CD “Always and Forever with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra”. John and Edmund discuss and listen to romantic film music including excerpts from The Age of Innocence and An Affair to Remember; plus a rare recording of Erich Wolfgang Korngold playing one of his scores on piano at a Hollywood party.

You can listen to the Velentine’s Day episode of “The Score” anytime here: thescore.org

Music and Trauma

Posted February 4th, 2014

HUFFPOSTPOLOn January 23, 2014, we learned of the death of Riz Ortolani, a composer whose name was unknown to me. He composed film scores-and who knows what other music he left behind? Most people in America do know one song: “More,” otherwise known as the “Theme from Mondo Cane” — a song recorded by many pop stars from Frank Sinatra to Andrea Bocelli. It has a lovely Italian descending intervallic leap in its curving, melodic line, one that could have been the opening of a grand operatic duet in the hands of a Puccini or Mascagni. Life being what it was in the second half of the 20th century, composers with this gift could not have written in this style for an opera and so they wrote for radio, television, and best of all, the movies.

Rear the complete post at Huffington Post Arts & Culture

You can also read all of Chancellor Mauceri’s blogs in his author archive at:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-mauceri/

“Eyes Match her Gown!” – Beautiful Roberta Peters

Posted January 28th, 2014

From a PBS gala John Mauceri music directed in 1987. John was 41.

Much Ado wins regional Emmy

Posted January 28th, 2014

EmmyJohn Mauceri received his third regional Emmy at the 28th Annual Midsouth Emmy awards on January 26 for producing (and music directing) Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, featuring the American premiere of the incidental music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, first heard in Vienna in 1920. The production, aired last season on UNC-TV, was filmed at UNCSA and featured the fourth year drama class of 2012, a chamber orchestra of student musicians and a production designed by then-senior, John Bowhers. Directed for the stage by Bob Francesconi and for the cameras by David Stern, Mauceri created a new performing edition of the score, based on photocopies of the original orchestral materials housed in the Austrian National Archives and with the collaboration of the student musicians who had access to both newly engraved parts and the photocopies of those used by the Vienna Philharmonic musicians in 1920.

John Mauceri is the recipient of two Los Angeles Emmys: one from 1994 as a writer in the category of Live Events for “Live from the Hollywood Bowl,” and one in 1998, as On Camera Performer for “Live from the Hollywood Bowl.” In addition, he is the recipient of a Grammy Award, three Grammy nominations, a Tony Award as producer, an Olivier Award as producer and artistic director, 2 Diapason d’Or Awards (the French “Grammy,”) and four Deutsche Schallplatten Awards (the German “Grammy”).

A CD of the complete score to Much Ado About Nothing, recorded on UNCSA’s scoring stage, was recently released on Toccata Classics to international acclaim.

Available at Amazon.com and ClassicsOnline.com for download.