Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Arthur Ferrante dies at 88

Arthur Ferrante, half of the popular piano duo Ferrante & Teicher, dies

Arthur Ferrante, one half of the piano duo Ferrante and Teicher whose lush orchestral recordings of 1960s movie themes propelled them to popular and commercial success, has died. He was 88.

Ferrante died of natural causes early Saturday at his home in Longboat Key, Fla., his manager, Scott W. Smith, said Sunday. Lou Teicher died in August 2008 at age 83.

"Although we were two individuals, at the twin pianos our brains worked as one," Ferrante said last year after Teicher's death. ... (continued)

They produced some of my favorite Yuletide albums that I and my family have listened to for years. I could not imagine a Christmas without one of their albums being on our playlist.