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Erich Kunzel

1935-2009 US, New York City
Conductor of Classical and Soundtrack
A.k.a. Erich Kunzel, Jr.

Erich Kunzel, Jr. (March 21, 1935 – September 1, 2009) was an American orchestra conductor. Called the "Prince of Pops" by the Chicago Tribune, he performed with a number of leading pops and symphony orchestras, especially the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (CPO), which he led for 32 years.

  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Einzug der Gladiatoren, Op. 68 "Triumph March" on International Salute by Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati May Festival Chorus & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt - From "Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Op. 46" on Chiller by Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: Turkish March on Beethoven Favorites for Children by Ludwig van Beethoven & Various Artists
Moonglow / Theme From "Picnic" on Hollywood's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 by Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Otello, Act IV: Ave Maria, piena di grazia on Classical Naptime for Tots by Various Artists
The Magnificent Seven on Round-Up by Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra & Frankie Laine
Radetzky March, Op. 228 on International Salute by Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati May Festival Chorus & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Carmen Suite No. 2: IV. Song of the Toreador (Act II) on Ravel: Boléro, M. 81 - Borodin: Music from "Kismet" - Bizet: Suites from "Carmen" by Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Theme From "The Pink Panther" on Mancini's Greatest Hits by Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra & Henry Mancini Chorus
Zing Went The Strings (Of My Heart) on Nice 'N' Easy: Celebrating Sinatra by Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Big Band Orchestra

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Title Artist Year Type
Vintage CinemaErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2008Album
Pictures At An Exhibition - Mussorgsky-RavelCincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Israel Horowitz, Modest Mussorgsky, Maurice Ravel, Hector Berlioz, Erich Kunzel2008Album
Ravel: Bolero, borodin: music from kismet, bizet: suites from carmenErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2008Album
Russian NightsErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2007Album
Nutcracker: Favorite SelectionsPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2007Album
Masters And Commanders - Music From Seafaring ClassicsErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2007Compil.
Christmastime Is HereErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra With Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony DeSare, The King's Singers, John Pizzarelli, Tierney Sutton2006Album
Mega MoviesErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2006Album
Great Film FantasiesErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2006Album
Bold Island Suite (World Premiere) • Symphony No. 2, "Romantic" • Suite From Merry MountHoward Hanson, Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2005Album
The Ultimate Movie Music CollectionErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2005Album
Rosza: Three Choral SuitesErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Mormon Tabernacle Choir2005Album
Ballet FavoritesErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2004Album
Tchaikovsky:1812 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue - An american in ParisPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, George Gershwin, Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra2004Album
EpicsErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2003Album
American As Apple PieGeorge Gershwin, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel2003Album
Got Swing!Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2003Album
Scary MusicErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2002Album
A Celtic SpectacularErich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2002Compil.
Tchaikovsky 1812Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2001Album
Perform Music Of The BeatlesErich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Featuring The King's Singers2001Album
Nice 'N' Easy (Celebrating Sinatra)Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2001Album
1812 OverturePyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Kiev Symphony Chorus, Children's Choir Of Greater Cincinnati, Erich Kunzel2001Album
ViennafestErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2000Album
Mega MoviesErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra2000Album
Route 66 - That Nelson Riddle SoundErich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Big Band Orchestra2000Album
On BroadwayErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1999Album
Ein StraussfestCincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel1999Album
Perform A Salute To The Great Movie Scores Of Steven SpielbergErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1999Album
From The HeartErich Kunzel1998Album
Porgy And Bess (Selections) - Blue MondayGeorge Gershwin, Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1998Album
Play Ball!Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, James Earl Jones, Maria Muldaur, Tom Wopat1998Album
Gershwin Centennial Edition (The Complete Orchestral Collection)George Gershwin - Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1998Compil.
Beautiful HollywoodErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1997Album
The Big PictureErich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1997Album
Aaron Copland: The Music Of AmericaErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1997Compil.
Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez And MoreDavid Russell, Erich Kunzel, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra1997Album
Symphonic Star TrekErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1996Compil.
Andrew Lloyd WebberErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1996Album
The Magical Music Of DisneyErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1995Album
Puttin' On The RitzErich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1995Album
The Great Fantasy-Adventure AlbumErich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1995Compil.
Verdi Without Words (Grand Opera For Orchestra)Giuseppe Verdi, Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1995Album
The Great Fantasy-Adventure AlbumErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1994Album
The Very Best Of Erich Kunzel And The Cincinnati Pops: Top 20Erich Kunzel And The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1994Compil.
Vive La France!Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel, Jacques Offenbach1994Album
Lerner & Loewe: Songbook For OrchestraErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1994Album
Hollywood's Greatest Hits Volume IIErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1993Album
Amen!Azusa Pacific University Choir • Central State University Chorus With Special Guests Jennifer Holliday • Maureen McGovern • Lou Rawls • Erich Kunzel • Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1993Album
Ein Straussfest IIErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1993Album
SailingErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1992Album
Offenbach: Gaite Parisienne - Ibert: DivertissementErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1992Album
Rodgers & Hammerstein: Songbook For OrchestraErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1992Album
Young At HeartErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1992Album
Unforgettably DocDoc Severinsen, Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1992Album
Fanfare For The Common Man - Appalachian Spring - West Side Story - CandideAaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies, Rochester "Pops", Erich Kunzel1991Compil.
Bond & BeyondErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1991Album
Down On The FarmErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1991Album
Movie Love ThemesErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1991Album
Pops Plays Puccini (Arrangements For Orchestra)Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1991Album
¡Fiesta!Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1990Album
Gotta Dance - A Tribute To Fred AstaireErich Kunzel1990Compil.
Fantastic JourneyErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1990Album
Trumpet SpectacularDoc Severinsen, Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1990Album
Star Tracks IIErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1990Album
Christmas With The PopsErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney, Sherrill Milnes, Doc Severinsen, Toni Tennille1990Album
Classics Of The Silver ScreenErich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1990Album
Victory At Sea And Other FavoritesErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1989Album
ChillerErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1989Album
A Disney SpectacularErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1989Album
Happy Trails: Round-Up 2Erich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1989Album
Mancini's Greatest HitsErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1989Album
Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue / Concerto In FErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Jazz Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, William Tritt1988Album
The Sound Of MusicErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1988Album
American JubileeErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1988Compil.
The Stokowski SoundErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1988Album
Symphonic SpectacularErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1988Album
Pomp & PizzazErich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1987Album
Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite • Gershwin: Porgy & Bess Symphonic Suite "Catfish Row"Ferde Grofé, George Gershwin, Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1987Album
Hollywood's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1987Album
Lincoln Portrait & Other WorksAaron Copland, Katharine Hepburn, Sherrill Milnes, Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1987Album
An Enchanted Evening (The Music Of Richard Rodgers)Erich Kunzel, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra1987Album
Symphonic DreamsGerry Mulligan, Erich Kunzel, Houston Symphony Orchestra1987Album
Ties & Tails. Music Of Duke Ellington And George GershwinErich Kunzel, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra1986Album
William Tell & Other Favorite OverturesErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1986Album
Round-UpErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Frankie Laine1986Album
Offenbach's WorldOfra Harnoy, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel1986Album
Dances From The OperaErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1985Album
Ein StraussfestErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1985Album
Orchestral SpectacularsErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1985Album
Kunzel On BroadwayErich Kunzel ,Conducting The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra1985Album
An International SaluteCincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel1984Album
Star TracksErich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1984Album
Peaches And Cream - John Philip Sousa Dances And MarchesJohn Philip Sousa, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel1984Album
Time WarpErich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1984Album
"Wellington's Victory", Op. 91 ~ Battle Of The Huns ~ Hungarian March To The AssaultLudwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Erich Kunzel ~ Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra1983Album
An Evening With Rodgers & HammersteinRodgers & Hammerstein - The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Chorus & Soloists, Erich Kunzel1982Album
Rhapsody In Blue, An American In ParisGeorge Gershwin - Erich Kunzel And Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra1981Album
Prokofiev's: Peter And The WolfDon Harron - June Anderson, Erich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1981Album
Pomp & CircumstanceErich Kunzel Conducts Cincinnati Pops Orchestra1979Album
1812 ⋆ Capriccio Italien ⋆ "Cossack Dance"Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Erich Kunzel1979Album
A Portrait Of George (Gershwin On Broadway & In Hollywood)George Gershwin, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra ∙ Erich Kunzel1979Album
Offenbach OverturesCincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel1979Album
American FantasiaCincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel1978Album
Harlem / New World A'Coming / The Golden Broom And The Green AppleDuke Ellington, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Erich Kunzel1970Single
Sousa and AmericanaCincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich KunzelCompil.
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