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The concert was watched by an audience consisting of invited guests and students from New York schools.
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The special received one nomination at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. Before the concert was aired, a number of promotional videos from the show were released. Additionally, PBS announced that the concert was filmed in 4K resolution.
It reached the top-ten of the record charts in many countries, reaching number one in the US and Belgium. The show received positive reviews, with critics praising Gaga and Bennett's vocals and their camaraderie on stage.
Set and lighting was created by Robert Wilsonwhile David Horn directed it. Bennett and Gaga were joined onstage by piece orchestra conducted by Jorge Calandrelli, soloists Chris Botti on trumpet and David Mann on tenor sax, and jazz musicians associated with both artists. Gaga wore a myriad of costumes, including a feathered crown from Gympie milliner Cindy Vogels during " I Won't Dance ".
Vogels was contacted Tony Bennett - Live In Concert (DVD) Brandon Maxwell Studios from New York—Gaga's stylist—for designer pieces available for the concert. According to the milliner the crown almost never reached Gaga since the entire shipment was seized in Anchorage, Alaska due to the feathers on the piece being subjected to wildlife import issues with US customs officials. After Tony Bennett - Live In Concert (DVD) paperwork for five days the millinery designs were finally released and arrived just in time for the Cheek to Cheek promotional photo shoot.
Vogels recalled, "It was nerve racking and exciting at the same time and a relief when the shipment was finally released from customs. The team then started with eight full racks of clothing, between and dresses, and afterwards zeroed in on eight costumes for the show, along with its accessories.
Regarding the absence of jewellery, Maxwell explained that most of the outfits "were more about the silhouette and structure of gowns" and too much of accessories would have been a distraction. He wanted the emphasis on Gaga's vocals, hence the jewellery usage was reduced. Gaga had wanted costumes with teal or turquoise colours and flowing gowns, belted in the middle.
Maxwell took care to ensure that the dresses were not too tight in Gaga's abdomen area, since it would have been difficult for her to sing. They created custom made shoes which made Gaga appear tall and move freely in the long gowns. Bennett and Gaga performed thirteen songs. The concert started with Bennett and Gaga appearing before the crowd and singing " Anything Goes ", then moving on to the title track, " Cheek to Cheek ". A costume change ensues, and Gaga and Bennett appear on stage to sing Tony Bennett - Live In Concert (DVD) Nature Boy ".
Following a standing ovation, the duo come together to perform the Billy Strayhorn penned "Firefly" and Gaga disappears for a third costume change. Gaga stays on stage for solo rendition of " Lush Life ", followed by Bennett with his solo performance of " Sophisticated Lady ". After taking a bow, Bennett and Gaga A LEnvers - Offenbach - Offenbach behind the curtains.
Kathryn Shattuck of The New York Times said that is difficult to recognize Lady Gaga "out of her usual get-ups: the meat dresses, seashell bikinis, towering stilettos and skyscraper hair" and praised Bennett's vocals "his voice still strong at 88, take on the Great American Songbook and prove again that the classics can bridge many divides.
He added that "The artists and the terrific orchestra are in fine form, and though the editing between numbers seemed a bit rapid on occasion, the production and directing is effective to capture the performances". Note to Gaga: More of this, please. Writing for the Seattle Post-IntelligencerMatt Rush, who had attended the concert in July, noted that the original concert was much longer than the broadcast, due to the time Blue Note Groove - Bobby Konders & Massive Sounds - Untitled by Gaga for changing her costumes.
Rush complimented Bennett's performance saying "At 88, the remarkable Tony Bennett Bennett's rapport with Gaga seems genuine, and they have a sweet, unforced musical chemistry in these selections from their current album of standards. He finished the review declaring "The singing in general is solid.
Bennett can still hit some remarkable notes, and more important, he understands the songs. Rand Duren from The Dallas Morning News wrote five reasons why people should not miss the special, claiming "The show is filled to the brim with stunning performances so be ready for a night of musical bliss.
He also noticed that the whole concert was especially filmed for television, without any audience interaction and "dead silences in between songs. Dave VanderWaal, the company's head of marketing, said that "thanks in part to LG's co-sponsorship, customers will be able to stream the performance in the highest resolution at no added cost. Besides, he felt that Bennett and Gaga were suitable from a brand perspective and they would be able to have exclusive rights on the concert.
PBS later announced that the concert was filmed in 4K resolution and was recorded for a minute DVD, which customers from Amazon Video would be able to stream firstly. Credits and personnel adapted from the concert special program.
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