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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Exciting Sound Of Acquaviva And His Orchestra

I Found A Rainbow (stereo)
The Exciting Sound Of Acquaviva And His Orchestra
Decca DL 74465

From the back cover: Acquaviva does have a first name, by the way (his parents christened him Anthony, back in Beacon, New York). He wasted no time showing his natural bent or music, starting at the tender age of four. The clarinet was his first love. Even in his early training he looked to broader horizons – horizons that would see him study conducting under such masters as Albert Stoessel and the great Serge Koussevitzky at Tranglewood in the Berkshires.

World War II found young Acquaviva a member of the U. S. Military Academy Cadet Band at West Point.

When the war was over, he quietly formed his own band and toured with a small jazz group. Over the years he has steadily built an almost legendary reputation for musical versatility as conductor of the famed Symphony of the Air orchestra in concert at Carnegie Hall, and as organizer and conductor of the famed New York "Pops" Symphony Orchestra.

Green Valley
Open Your Eyes
Hills Of Rome
Dancing Notes
Autumn Again
Yesterday's Love
A New Shade Of Blue
One Look At You
I Found A Rainbow
A Fool Was I
C'est La Vie
After A Dream


  1. Another that I have in my collection. Nice stuff from Acquaviva!

  2. Can you please add a link to download this album I had it once and loved it!
    Thank you

  3. Thanks Duke. Due to server space and object of this blog to introduce folks to music they may find interesting I normally only post a sample.


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