Ettore Stratta

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Conductor, Producer. Born in Cuneo, Italy, in 1935. Died in NY, USA, on July 09, 2015.

Chiefly during the 1990s, conductor/producer Ettore Stratta built a recording career out of 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, and showed no signs of slowing down following the turn of the millennium.
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Albums

A-10129 Ettore Stratta - Classic Film Themes album art Ettore Stratta - Orchestra Filarmonica Di Roma Ettore Stratta - Orchestra Filarmonica Di Roma - Classic Film Themes (Comp) Ampex Records A-10129 US 1971 Sell This Version
VICS 1750 (LCS 3336) Ettore Stratta - First Love (The Beautiful Baroque Adagios) album art 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
ART1-0442 Ettore Stratta - Viva Vivaldi! album art Ettore Stratta - The Baroque Pops Ettore Stratta - The Baroque Pops - Viva Vivaldi! (Album) RCA Red Seal ART1-0442 US 1974 Sell This Version
PC 33966 Ettore Stratta - Love Scarlatti album art Ettore Stratta, The Baroque Pops Ettore Stratta, The Baroque Pops - Love Scarlatti(LP, Promo) Columbia PC 33966 US 1976 Sell This Version
4 960029 Ettore Stratta - Music From The Galaxies album art 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
D-MMG 103 Ettore Stratta - Porgy And Bess - In Concert album art 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
VCDM 1000.330 Ettore Stratta - Scottish Ballad / Concerto For Two Pianos And Orchestra album art 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
KYL1-0515 Ettore Stratta - The Baroque Connection album art 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
FMT-39209, FMT 39209 Ettore Stratta - A Portrait Of Julio:  The Royal Philharmonic Plays The Great Love Songs Of Julia Iglesias album art The Royal Philharmonic* : Ettore Stratta The Royal Philharmonic* : Ettore Stratta - A Portrait Of Julio: The Royal Philharmonic Plays The Great Love Songs Of Julia Iglesias (Album, Comp) CBS FMT-39209, FMT 39209 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
ALK1-4980 Ettore Stratta - Vivaldi Favorites "The Four Seasons" album art 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
XQ0017, XQ 0017 Ettore Stratta - Four Seasons album art 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
DCA 609 Ettore Stratta - Justino Diaz Sings Mozart Arias album art Justino Diaz, Mozart*, Ettore Stratta, English Chamber Orchestra Justino Diaz, Mozart*, Ettore Stratta, English Chamber Orchestra - Justino Diaz Sings Mozart Arias(LP, Album, DMM) ASV DCA 609 UK 1988 Sell This Version
9031-73742-2 Ettore Stratta - The Symphonic Lloyd Webber album art 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
9031-76997-2 Ettore Stratta - Symphonic Tango album art El Quinteto Buenos Aires - Ettore Stratta - The Royal Philharmonic* El Quinteto Buenos Aires - Ettore Stratta - The Royal Philharmonic* - Symphonic Tango(CD) Teldec Classics 9031-76997-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
4509-91180-2 Ettore Stratta - Symphonic Boleros album art Ettore Stratta, The Royal Philharmonic* Ettore Stratta, The Royal Philharmonic* - Symphonic Boleros (Album) Teldec Classics 4509-91180-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
4509-90877-2 Ettore Stratta - Symphonic Bossa Nova album art Ettore Stratta, The Royal Philharmonic* Ettore Stratta, The Royal Philharmonic* - Symphonic Bossa Nova(CD) Teldec Classics 4509-90877-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
4509-94573-2 Ettore Stratta - Symphonic Elvis album art Ettore Stratta, Memphis Symphony Orchestra* Ettore Stratta, Memphis Symphony Orchestra* - Symphonic Elvis (Album) Teldec Classics 4509-94573-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
30367 01732 Ettore Stratta - Britten: Scottish Ballad • Martinů: Concerto For Two Pianos, Fantasie, Three Czech Dances album art 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
0630-18442-2 Ettore Stratta - Symphonic Evita album art Ettore Stratta Symphonic Evita(CD, Album) Teldec Classics International GmbH 0630-18442-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
JAM 9166-2 Ettore Stratta - Stéphane Grappelli With Orchestra Plays Jerome Kern album art Stéphane Grappelli With Orchestra* Conducted By Ettore Stratta Stéphane Grappelli With Orchestra* Conducted By Ettore Stratta - Stéphane Grappelli With Orchestra Plays Jerome Kern(CD, Album, RE) Just A Memory JAM 9166-2 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
CD 1/472 013-2, CD 2/462 014-2 Ettore Stratta - Die Vier Jahreszeiten = The Four Seasons album art Antonio Vivaldi, Baroque Chamber Orchestra*, Ettore Stratta Antonio Vivaldi, Baroque Chamber Orchestra*, Ettore Stratta - Die Vier Jahreszeiten = The Four Seasons(2xCD) Forum (4), Forum (4) CD 1/472 013-2, CD 2/462 014-2 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AE7 1203 Ettore Stratta - A Sound Spectacular! Music From The Galaxies album art The London Symphony Orchestra, Ettore Stratta The London Symphony Orchestra, Ettore Stratta - A Sound Spectacular! Music From The Galaxies(7", Promo) CBS Masterworks, CBS Mastersound AE7 1203 US 1980 Sell This Version

Compilations

MLS-9287 Ettore Stratta - A Portrait Of Julio: The Royal Philharmonic Plays The Great Love Songs Of Julio Iglesias album art 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(LP, Comp) CBS MLS-9287 Mexico 1984 Sell This Version
1006 Ettore Stratta - Basson Bon-Bons album art Daniel Smith (7), The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ettore Stratta Daniel Smith (7), The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ettore Stratta - Basson Bon-Bons(CD, Comp) KEM-Disc 1006 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
EDC 3355 Ettore Stratta - The Very Best Of Hooked On Classics album art Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / The New World Ensemble Conducted By Ettore Stratta Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / The New World Ensemble Conducted By Ettore Stratta - The Very Best Of Hooked On Classics(4xCD, Comp + Box) Rajon Music Group EDC 3355 Australia 1997 Sell This Version