Day Tripping: November 15


By Bert Verhoeff / Anefo — Nationaal Archief, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Annunzio Paolo Mantovani was born into a musical family in 1905 in Venice, Italy. His father was concertmaster for the Milan opera house, La Scala until the family moved to England in 1912.

After graduating from Trinity College of Music, Annunzio became one of the most popular BBC radio big band leaders and recording artists. When he worked with the arranger Ronald Binge, the…



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