Ferrante and Teicher were a very popular double act who were predominantly active during the 1950, s thru to the 1970,s and scored many hits in the music hit parade of the 1950,s and 1960,s with their renditions of popular songs, classical pieces and also themes from movies, their version of EXODUS for example gained worldwide fame with many thinking it was the original version of the iconic theme by composer Ernest Gold and reached number 2 in the U.S. charts. They released numerous albums which remained firm favourites with collectors of easy listening music up until the 1990, s. The appeal of this piano playing duo was that they seemed to remain current and performed many popular tracks on their releases often mixing popular standards by the likes of Gershwin and Kern, with film music and show tunes. Arthur Ferrante and Louis Teicher met while studying at the Juilliard School of Music in New York in 1930. They began performing as a piano duo while still in school at first in night clubs and bars then progressing to a full-time concert career quickly moving up to playing classical music with orchestral backing.
Their amazing and prolific careers spanned 5 decades and they have performed nearly 6,000 concerts which have been attended by over 18 million people. The duo recorded 150 albums and received 22 gold and platinum record awards and have sold more than 90 million recordings, they remain popular to a degree today and many of their recordings are now available via various online music sites. The duo had chart success with themes from THE APARTMENT and MIDNIGHT COWBOY as well as EXODUS and their version of TONIGHT from WEST SIDE STORY reached number 8 in the music charts. Arthur Ferrante was born on, September 7, 1921, in New York City and passed away on September 19, 2009, Louis Teicher was born on, August 24, 1924, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and died on August 3, 2008.