Saturday, June 18, 2022

Film Albums: Listen to the Movies with Ferrante and Teicher

Ferrante and Teicher were the most popular pianists of the twentieth century and released dozens of albums during their heyday between the late 1950s and 1980s. These two bespectacled Americans wrote beautiful arrangements of numerous film themes which they popularized by playing in their signature florid style, notably Theme from The Apartment and Exodus. This United Artists album, Listen to the Movies with Ferrante and Teicher ( 
UAS 6701 ), has some particularly lovely pieces from popular films of the late 1960s, all beautifully played by the duo with lush orchestral accompaniment conducted by Nick Perito. 

If you are not familiar with this twosome - or even if you are - check out this great clip on Youtube of the twosome performing Midnight Cowboy

Track Listing:

Side One:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Funny Girl

Sweet Charity

The Lion in Winter

Buono Sera, Mrs. Campbell


Side Two:


Romeo and Juliet



Yellow Submarine

2001: A Space Odyssey

Top Music Picks: The Lion in Winter, Andrea, Romeo and Juliet, and Barbarella. 


  1. I have several of their LP albums and love them! I grew up listening to F&T because my mom was a fan, and now I'm teaching my kids to enjoy them :-)

    1. Isn't their music beautiful? This album doesn't have the song, but their version of One Eyed Jacks is especially nice. I'm glad you are introducing your children to them, too.