Ettore Stratta

Real Name:
Ettore Carlo Teresa Stratta
Profile:
Italian conductor, pianist, composer and record producer.
Married to Pat Philips (1998).

Born: March 30, 1933 in Cuneo, Italy.
Died: July 9, 2015 in Manhattan, New York.

He moved to US in 1959 and got a job at a Columbia Records pressing plant on Long Island. He move up through the ranks and in 1963 was appointed A&R executive of the label's international artists. After leaving this position to pursue a career as a conductor and producer, he collaborated with many artists including Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Chaka Khan, Ray Charles, Lena Horne and Dave Brubeck. During the 1990s, he focused his work on recasting various brands of popular music in symphonic-style orchestral arrangements. Sometimes that meant dabbling in Latin American music (as with Symphonic Boleros, Symphonic Tango, and Symphonic Bossa Nova) and sometimes that meant choosing compatible standards from the jazz and pop worlds to create records with consistent moods (as with A Sentimental Journey and 2000's As Time Goes By: Great Love Songs of the 20th Century). He's also done more specific collections, including a tribute to sci-fi film soundtracks (Music From the Galaxies) and, oddly enough, to Elvis Presley (Symphonic Elvis, recorded -- of course -- with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra). Stratta has recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Fantasy Strings, among other groups.
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A-10129 Classic Film Themes — Ettore Stratta Ettore Stratta Conducting The Rome Philharmonic Orchestra* Ettore Stratta Conducting The Rome Philharmonic Orchestra* - Classic Film Themes (Comp) Ampex Records A-10129 US 1971 Sell This Version
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VICS 1750 (LCS 3336) First Love (The Beautiful Baroque Adagios) — Ettore Stratta Ettore Stratta, The Baroque Chamber Orchestra Ettore Stratta, The Baroque Chamber Orchestra - First Love (The Beautiful Baroque Adagios) (Album) RCA Red Seal VICS 1750 (LCS 3336) UK 1972 Sell This Version
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105.4047 Ettore Stratta Conducts The Baroque Chamber Orchestra Ettore Stratta Conducts The Baroque Chamber Orchestra - First Love (The Beautiful Baroque Adagios)(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal 105.4047 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
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ART1-0442 Viva Vivaldi! — Ettore Stratta Ettore Stratta - The Baroque Pops Ettore Stratta - The Baroque Pops - Viva Vivaldi! (Album) RCA Red Seal ART1-0442 US 1974 Sell This Version
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PC 33966 Love Scarlatti — Ettore Stratta Ettore Stratta, The Baroque Pops Ettore Stratta, The Baroque Pops - Love Scarlatti(LP, Promo) Columbia PC 33966 US 1976 Sell This Version
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4 960029 Music From The Galaxies — Ettore Stratta Ettore Stratta & The London Symphony Orchestra Ettore Stratta & The London Symphony Orchestra - Music From The Galaxies (Album, Comp) Barclay 4 960029 France 1980 Sell This Version
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D-MMG 103 Porgy And Bess - In Concert — Ettore Stratta Gershwin* - Ettore Stratta, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Featuring Benjamin Matthews, Claudia Lindsey Gershwin* - Ettore Stratta, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Featuring Benjamin Matthews, Claudia Lindsey - Porgy And Bess - In Concert (Album) MMG (2) D-MMG 103 USA & Canada 1980 Sell This Version
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VCDM 1000.330 Scottish Ballad / Concerto For Two Pianos And Orchestra — Ettore Stratta Britten* / Martinu* - Joshua Pierce, Dorothy Jonas, Luxembourg Radio Symphony*, Ettore Stratta Britten* / Martinu* - Joshua Pierce, Dorothy Jonas, Luxembourg Radio Symphony*, Ettore Stratta - Scottish Ballad / Concerto For Two Pianos And Orchestra (Album) Varèse Sarabande VCDM 1000.330 US 1981 Sell This Version
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KYL1-0515 The Baroque Connection — Ettore Stratta The New World Ensemble Conducted By Ettore Stratta The New World Ensemble Conducted By Ettore Stratta - The Baroque Connection (Album) K-tel International KYL1-0515 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
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FMT-39209, FMT 39209 A Portrait Of Julio:  The Royal Philharmonic Plays The Great Love Songs Of Julio Iglesias — Ettore Stratta The Royal Philharmonic* : Ettore Stratta The Royal Philharmonic* : Ettore Stratta - A Portrait Of Julio: The Royal Philharmonic Plays The Great Love Songs Of Julio Iglesias (Comp, Album) CBS FMT-39209, FMT 39209 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
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ALK1-4980 Vivaldi Favorites Ettore Stratta - The Baroque Pops Ettore Stratta - The Baroque Pops - Vivaldi Favorites "The Four Seasons"(Cass, Album) Victrola Cassette Series ALK1-4980 US 1984 Sell This Version
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XQ0017, XQ 0017 Four Seasons — Ettore Stratta Vivaldi*, Ettore Stratta Conducting The Baroque Chamber Orchestra Vivaldi*, Ettore Stratta Conducting The Baroque Chamber Orchestra - Four Seasons Concerto Digital Classics, Concerto Digital Classics XQ0017, XQ 0017 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
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142046 A Portrait of Julio: The Royal Philharmonic Plays The Great Love Songs Of Julio Iglesias. Ettore Strata, Dir. — Ettore Stratta The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , Dir. Ettore Stratta The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , Dir. Ettore Stratta - A Portrait of Julio: The Royal Philharmonic Plays The Great Love Songs Of Julio Iglesias. Ettore Strata, Dir.(LP) CBS 142046 Colombia 1988 Sell This Version
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DCA 609 Justino Diaz Sings Mozart Arias — Ettore Stratta Justino Diaz Sings Mozart*Ettore Stratta, English Chamber Orchestra Justino Diaz Sings Mozart*Ettore Stratta, English Chamber Orchestra - Justino Diaz Sings Mozart Arias(LP, Album, DMM) ASV DCA 609 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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9031-73742-2 The Symphonic Lloyd Webber — Ettore Stratta The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ettore Stratta The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ettore Stratta - The Symphonic Lloyd Webber (Album, Comp) TELDEC 9031-73742-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
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9031-76997-2 Symphonic Tango — Ettore Stratta El Quinteto Buenos Aires - Ettore Stratta - The Royal Philharmonic* El Quinteto Buenos Aires - Ettore Stratta - The Royal Philharmonic* - Symphonic Tango Teldec 9031-76997-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
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4509-91180-2 Symphonic Boleros — Ettore Stratta Ettore Stratta, The Royal Philharmonic* Ettore Stratta, The Royal Philharmonic* - Symphonic Boleros (Album) Teldec Classics 4509-91180-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
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4509-90877-4 Symphonic Bossa Nova — Ettore Stratta Ettore Stratta, The Royal Philharmonic* Ettore Stratta, The Royal Philharmonic* - Symphonic Bossa Nova (Album) Teldec 4509-90877-4 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
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EXL-2-5229 Dinner For Two — Ettore Stratta The Fantasy Strings, Ettore Stratta The Fantasy Strings, Ettore Stratta - Dinner For Two(CD) Excelsior EXL-2-5229 US 1994 Sell This Version
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EXL-2-5231 Music From The Galaxies — Ettore Stratta Ettore Stratta, The London Symphony Orchestra Ettore Stratta, The London Symphony Orchestra - Music From The Galaxies(CD, Album) Excelsior EXL-2-5231 US 1994 Sell This Version
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4509-94573-2 Symphonic Elvis — Ettore Stratta Ettore Stratta, Memphis Symphony Orchestra* Ettore Stratta, Memphis Symphony Orchestra* - Symphonic Elvis (Album) Teldec 4509-94573-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
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30367 01732 Britten: Scottish Ballad • Martinů: Concerto For Two Pianos, Fantasie, Three Czech Dances — Ettore Stratta Britten* / Martinů*Joshua Pierce, Dorothy Jonas, The Radio & Television Orchestra Of Luxembourg*, Ettore Stratta Britten* / Martinů*Joshua Pierce, Dorothy Jonas, The Radio & Television Orchestra Of Luxembourg*, Ettore Stratta - Britten: Scottish Ballad • Martinů: Concerto For Two Pianos, Fantasie, Three Czech Dances(CD, Album, RE, RM) IMP Classics, Fanfare (4), Carlton Classics 30367 01732 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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0630-18442-2 Symphonic Evita — Ettore Stratta Ettore Stratta Symphonic Evita(CD, Album) Teldec Classics International GmbH 0630-18442-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
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BCCD331-1 George Gershwin Collection — Ettore Stratta Ettore Stratta, The London Festival Orchestra Ettore Stratta, The London Festival Orchestra - George Gershwin Collection(CD, Album) BCI Music BCCD331-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
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LM 605457 2256 2 6 The Great Love Songs Of Julio Iglesias — Ettore Stratta The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Directed By Ettore Stratta The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Directed By Ettore Stratta - The Great Love Songs Of Julio Iglesias(CD, Album) Leader Music LM 605457 2256 2 6 Argentina 1998 Sell This Version