Chopin Fantasia 4. Laura 5. Dream of Olwen 6. Fascination 7. Nola 8. Grieg's Piano Concerto 9. You're Just in Love Kitten on the Keys The Story of Three Loves 18th Variation All of a Sudden My Heart Sings Liszt's Piano Concerto No. Gigi Nocturne in E Flat Major Love is a Many Splendored Thing Sincerely Yours Tracks of Disc 3 1. Blue Tango 2. Bewitched 3. Autumn Nocturne 4. Liberace Boogie 5. Stella by Starlight 6. Sophisticated Lady 8. Sleigh Ride 9. Ave Maria Unchained Melody Tales from the Vienna Woods Opening Announcement Cornish Rhapsody Introduction Rhapsody by Boddika & Joy Orbison - Swims El Cumbanchero Clair de Lune Cement Mixer Put-ti, Put-ti Beer Barrel Polka Farandole From "L'arlesienne" 2.
Emcee Announcement 3. Opening Theme And Welcome 4. Cornish Rhapsody 5. Let's Get Acquainted 6. Intro To Rhapsody By Candlelight 7. Rhapsody By Candlelight 8. Critics 9. George And Critics Intro To Tico-Tico Clair De Lune Intro To Cement Mixer Inspiration And Encouragement Mom, Take A Bow Closing Theme Tracks of Disc 2 1. I'll Be Right Back 2. Alouette Traditional 3. Theme And Welcome Back 4. Hillbilly Music 6. Hey, Liberace 7. Intro To Liberace Boogie 8. Liberace Boogie 9. Intro To The Rosary George And His Hot Fiddle How About Another One Tea For Two Taking Requests The Hollywood Bowl Concerto Closing Theme And Good Night.
Moonlight Sonata [DVD] 4. Carmen's Boogie [DVD] 7. La Cucaracha [DVD] 8. Clair de Lune [DVD] 9. Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony [DVD] Rachmaninoff's Fantasy [DVD] April in Portugal [DVD] Ave Maria [DVD] Dixie [DVD] A Family Christmas CD. Jingle Bells 2. O Christmas Tree 3. Midnight Bells 4. Silent Night 5. Away In A Manger 6. O Little Town Of Bethlehem 8. Good King Wenceslas 9. Dont Take Your Love From Me - Liberace - As Time Goes By First Noel Deck The Halls The Holly And The Ivy It Feels Like Christmas Hark, The Herald Angels Sing Auld Lang Syne.
Thrive In - Shoreline Is - Deal Kindly has an effective manner, attractive hands which he spotlights properly, and withal, rings the bell in the dramatically lighted, well-presented, showmanly routine.
He should snowball into box office. During this time, Liberace worked to refine his act. He added the candelabrum as his trademark, inspired by a similar prop in the Chopin biopic A Song to Remember Besides clubs and occasional work as an accompanist and rehearsal pianist, Liberace played for private parties, including those at the Park Avenue home of millionaire oilman J. Paul Getty. Byhe was Poison Red Berries - Ray Dexter - From Midnight Through To 3AM himself as "Liberace—the most amazing piano virtuoso of the present day.
He did not always play to packed rooms, and he learned to perform with extra energy to thinner crowds, to maintain his own enthusiasm. Liberace created a publicity machine which helped to make him a star. Despite his success in the supper-club circuit, where he was often an intermission act, his ambition was to reach larger audiences as a headliner and a television, movie, and recording star.
Liberace began to expand his act and made it more extravagant, with more costumes and a larger supporting cast. His large-scale Las Vegas act became his hallmark, expanding his fan base, and making him wealthy.
Music critics were generally harsh in their assessment of his piano playing. Critic Lewis Funke wrote after the Carnegie Hall concert, Liberace's music "must be served with all the available tricks, as loud as possible, as soft as possible, and as sentimental as possible.
It's almost all showmanship topped by whipped cream and cherries. When it is too difficult, he simplifies it. When it is too simple, he complicates it. Liberace once stated, "I don't give concerts, I put on a show. Kisses, handshakes, hugs, and caresses usually followed. Showmanship has another more potent, drawing power to his show: the warm and wonderful way he works his audience. Surprisingly enough, behind all the glitz glitter, the corny false modesty, and the shy smile, Liberace exudes a love that is returned to him a Dont Take Your Love From Me - Liberace - As Time Goes By.
Liberace was a conservative in his politics and faith, eschewing dissidents and rebels. He believed fervently in capitalism and was also fascinated with royalty, ceremony, and luxury. He loved to hobnob with the rich and famous, acting as starstruck with presidents and kings as his fans behaved with him. Yet to his fans, he was still one of them, a Midwesterner who had earned his success through hard work, and who invited them to enjoy it with him.
In the next phase of his life, having earned sudden wealth, Liberace spent lavishly, incorporating materialism into his life and his act.
He designed and built his first celebrity house inwith a piano theme appearing throughout, including a piano-shaped swimming pool.
His dream home, with its lavish furnishings, elaborate bath, and antiques throughout, added to his appeal. He leveraged his fame through hundreds of promotional tie-ins with banks, insurance companies, automobile companies, food companies, and even morticians.
Liberace was considered a perfect pitchman, given his folksy connection Dont Take Your Love From Me - Liberace - As Time Goes By his vast audience of housewives. Sponsors sent him complimentary products, including his white Cadillac limousine, and he reciprocated enthusiastically: "If I am selling tuna fish, I believe in tuna fish.
The critics had a field day with his gimmicky act, his showy but careful piano playing, his non-stop promotions, and his gaudy display of success, but he remained largely unaffected, as preserved by the famous quotation, first recorded in a letter to a critic, "Thank you for your very amusing review.
After reading it, in fact, my brother George and I laughed all the way to the bank. Liberace mostly bypassed radio before trying a television career, thinking radio unsuitable given his act's dependency on the visual. Liberace was particularly displeased with the frenetic camera work and his short appearance time. He soon wanted his own show where he could control his presentation as Dont Take Your Love From Me - Liberace - As Time Goes By did with his Creature Feature - Various - Fiddling While Romo Burns shows.
His first show on local television in Los Angeles was a smash hit, earning the highest ratings of any local show, which he parlayed into a sold-out appearance at the Hollywood Bowl. The minute network television program, The Liberace Showbegan on July 1,but did not lead to a regular network series.
Instead, producer Duke Goldstone mounted a filmed version of Liberace's local show performed before a live audience for syndication in and sold it to scores of local stations. The widespread exposure of the syndicated series made the pianist more popular and prosperous than ever.
Liberace learned early on to add " schmaltz " to his television show and to cater to the tastes of the mass audience by joking and chatting to the camera as if performing in the viewer's own living room. He also used dramatic lighting, split images, costume changes, and exaggerated hand movements to create visual interest.
His television performances featured enthusiasm and humor. His musical selections were broad, including classics, show tunesfilm melodies, Latin rhythms, ethnic songs, and boogie-woogie. The show was so popular with his mostly female television audience, he drew over 30 million viewers at any one time and received 10, fan letters per week. This exposure gave Liberace a dedicated following in the United Kingdom. Homosexual men also found him appealing.
According to author Darden Asbury Pyron, "Liberace was the first gay person Elton John had ever seen on television; he became his hero. InLiberace had his first international engagement, playing successfully in HavanaCuba. He followed up with a European Dont Take Your Love From Me - Liberace - As Time Goes By later that year.
She was beaten and kicked, but her heavy corset may have protected her from being badly injured. Liberace was not informed about the assault until he finished his midnight Dont Take Your Love From Me - Liberace - As Time Goes By at the Moulin Rouge nightclub. Guards were hired to watch over Liberace's house and the houses of his two brothers. Despite successful European tours, his career had in fact been slumping sincebut Liberace built it back up by appealing directly Dont Take Your Love From Me - Liberace - As Time Goes By his fan base.
Through live appearances in small-town supper clubsand with television and promotional appearances, he began to regain popularity. On November 22,he suffered kidney failurereportedly from accidentally inhaling excessive amounts of dry cleaning fumes from his newly cleaned costumes in a Pittsburgh dressing room, and nearly died.
He later said that what saved him from further injury was being woken up by his entourage to the news that John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. Liberace — Mr. Piano Romance. Reflections - Great Instrumentals for Today. The Best Instrumental Hits, Vol.
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing. The Old Outside Woman Blues - Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze Roll Blues. I'll Be Seeing You - Live. Johnson Rag. Ill Be Seeing You.
Gigi Remastered. I'll Be Seeing You Live. The Long and Winding Road Live. Stardust Live. Cement Mixer. Sophisticated Lady. Stardust Remastered. Me and My Shadow Live. Canadian Sunset. Love Letter in the Sand. Love Letter in the Sand Remastered. Stardust - Live. Star Dust. Me and My Shadow. Over the Tomorrow Night - Orchestra Sam Gold - Songs Of Charlie Rich. Spanish Eyes.
I Don't Care. I Don't Care Live. Khatchaturian's the Sabre Dance. It's Easy to Remember. Mack the Knife Live. Cement Mixer Live. Over the Rainbow Remastered. Laura Version [Remastered]. Blue Tango Remastered. Sophisticated Lady Remastered. Cement Mixer Live at the Hollywood Bowl. I'm in the Mood for Love. Love is a Many Splendored Thing. Begin the Beguine Live. My Reverie. Moonlight Sonata. Moon River. Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus. Riz Ortolani e Nino Oliviero.
My Heart Stood Still. My Melancholy Baby. My Reverie. Near You. Dont Take Your Love From Me - Liberace - As Time Goes By on Sunday. Over the Rainbow. Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head. September Song. She's Funny That Way. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. Sleepy Time Gal. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Someone to Watch over Me. Gertrude Lawrence.
Somewhere My Love. Spanish Eyes. Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra. Spanish Flea. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass. Star Dust. Strangers in the Night. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. Sunrise, Sunset. Zero Mostel, Maria Karnilova and Chorus.
Sweet Dont Take Your Love From Me - Liberace - As Time Goes By Lovely. Gus Arnheim Coconut Grove Orchestra. Tea for Two. Phyllis Cleveland and Jack Barker. Dick Farney, Orchestra conducted by Paul Baron.
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