Peter Matz

Pete Matz
Peter Matz (November 6, 1928 – August 9, 2002) was an American musician, composer, arranger and conductor.wikipedia
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Marilyn Lovell Matz

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In 1981, Matz married Marilyn Lovell Matz, an actress and AIDS activist.
She was also the widow of composer Peter Matz.

People (Barbra Streisand album)

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He continued arranging and conducting on her next four albums and won a Grammy Award himself for her 1964 album, People.
Grammy awards were also won for Best Accompaniment/Arrangement for Vocalist or Instrumentalist (Peter Matz); and Best Album Cover (Robert Cato and Don Bronstein)

Burt Bacharach

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Over the years, Matz worked with a number of prominent artists, including Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, k.d. lang, Bette Midler, Rosemary Clooney, Liza Minnelli, Elaine Paige, Chicago, Dolly Parton, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sarah Vaughan and Dionne Warwick.
In 1956, at the age of 28, Bacharach's productivity increased when composer Peter Matz recommended him to Marlene Dietrich, who needed an arranger and conductor for her nightclub shows.

Hullabaloo (TV series)

Matz was the orchestra leader on Hullabaloo from January 1965 to August 1966.
Peter Matz, later of The Carol Burnett Show, was the orchestra leader.

Mama's Family

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The show's theme song is "Bless My Happy Home" by Peter Matz (music) and Vicki Lawrence (lyrics).

Funny Lady

Later, Matz won an Emmy Award for her 1965 television special My Name Is Barbra, and an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score for her 1975 film Funny Lady.
In addition to Howe, Oscar nominations went to Ray Aghayan and Bob Mackie for Best Costume Design, John Kander and Fred Ebb for Best Original Song ("How Lucky Can You Get?"), Peter Matz for Best Scoring of an Original Song Score and/or Adaptation, and the sound crew.

Tony Award for Best Conductor and Musical Director

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In 1962, Matz was Musical Director for Richard Rodgers's Broadway musical No Strings, for which he received a Tony nomination.

Norman Hackforth

In 1955, Dietrich recommended Matz to Noël Coward when the English playwright, actor and singer was scheduled to perform in Las Vegas, but without his accompanist Norman Hackforth who had been denied a US work permit.
He was intended to accompany Coward on his 1955 Las Vegas performances, but was unable to get an American work permit, and was replaced by Peter Matz.

The Barbra Streisand Album

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In the early 1960s, Matz began working with Barbra Streisand on her first album, which won several Grammy Awards and brought her stardom.

No Strings

In 1962, Matz was Musical Director for Richard Rodgers's Broadway musical No Strings, for which he received a Tony nomination.

Kraft Music Hall (TV series)

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He won two more Emmys, for an episode of the TV series, Kraft Music Hall, and for an episode of The Carol Burnett Show.
Longtime Kraft announcer Herlihy voiced all but the summer programs, and the Peter Matz orchestra provided most of the music and, again with the exception of the summer shows, Peter Gennaro was the choreographer.

Tony Sandler

In mid-2002 he finished his last work, the arrangements for the Symphony Pop Production My Paris for singer Tony Sandler.
In the nineties he toured solo with his one-man show, Chevalier, Maurice & Me, and with the symphony–pop production My Paris, arranged by Peter Matz.

It Amazes Me

A bigger budget was also spent for a larger orchestra, with Peter Matz again responsible for the orchestral treatment given to the project.

The Ethel Merman Disco Album

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He called the album "pretty much like you'd expect. Arranger Peter Matz creates typical disco arrangements - and Merman sings the way she always does, sounding like she has nothing to do with the background at all."

Liza! Liza!

Peter Matz, who was also working with Barbra Streisand at the time, and would keep on collaborating with Minnelli up until his death, was mainly responsible for the rich and lush orchestral treatment given to the whole project.

Hallelujah, Baby!

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It was directed by Burt Shevelove, choreographed by Kevin Carlisle, musical direction by Buster Davis, orchestrations by Peter Matz, with scenic design by William and Jean Eckart, costumes by Irene Sharaff and lighting by Tharon Musser.

Torch Song Trilogy (film)

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Original music by Peter Matz and contemporary pop tunes such as Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" were used in the film, but not contained on the soundtrack as its producers, Larry L. Lash and Matz, felt they broke the overall "torch song" theme of the album.