Label: RCA Victor - LSP-1002 • Series: Living Stereo • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Pop, Classical • Style: Easy Listening
Melachrino's records were distinctive for Serenade - The Melachrino Strings - Moods In Music: Music For Reading lush, rich strings with gave his music a luxurious, romantic quality.
In addition to his Moods in Music albums, he had a string of hit singles and recording albums consisting of movie themes, popular songs, and show tunes. Melachrino began playing music as a child. His Greek parents gave him a violin at the age of five and he immediately wrote his first composition. When he was 14 years old, he enrolled at the Trinity College of Music, where he studied strings and chamber music.
Two years later, while he was still a student, he wrote a piece for a string sextet which was performed throughout London. Before he completed school, he decided to learn every orchestral instrument; Sugar Is Sweeter - Various - S.I.N.
New Music Program Vol. XIII the time he graduated, he had fulfilled his goal, learning every instrument besides piano and harp. Melachrino began a performing career in with a British Broadcasting Company session.
As he continued to play, he began to expand his tastes from classical music, experimenting with jazz and pop music. Melachrino formed a dance band inwhich played at the respected London theater the Cafe de Paris; it disbanded in He would later earn the ranking of a Regimental Sergeant-Major, after which he joined the Stars of Battledress troupe. During the War, he was also the leader of the British Band of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, as well as the leader of the British Orchestra in Khaki, which consisted entirely of serving soldiers, and the musical director of the Army Radio Unit.
With each of his wartime bands, he was working with bands that had large string sections, which would prove to be crucial to the music he made after the war. Once the war was over, Melachrino led two separate outfits -- the George Melachrino Orchestra and the Melachrino Strings -- which were quite similar in sound. Both units featured sentimental, string-laden arrangements, with light brass and woodwind touches. In addition to leading these bands, he founded the Melachrino Music Organization, which provided music for films, Serenade - The Melachrino Strings - Moods In Music: Music For Reading , and records.
All of the Music for Moods albums were produced by Ethel Gabrielwho helped mastermind their sound and direction. Melachrino's career was going strong into the '60s, as he began recording for ABC Paramount.
Inhe suffered a fatal accident at his home. He was still successful at the time of his death, and the Melachrino Strings and Orchestra continued without him under the direction of Robert Mandell.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Subliminal - Various - Tech House Essentials Volume 6. Born May 1, in London, England. Died June 18, in Kensington, London, England. Genre Easy Listening. Also Known As George Militiades.
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