Ponchielli, Carnival of Venice

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Ponchielli served as the conductor of the Cremona Civic Band, for whom he composed more than seventy original works and an equal number of transcriptions.


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Car­navale di Venezia
Amil­care Ponchiel­li (1834–1886)
Mod­ern edi­tion by David Whitwell (1937–)

Date: 1868
Instru­men­ta­tion: Con­cert Band
Dura­tion: 9:00
Lev­el: 5

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Ponchiel­li was a famous nine­teenth-cen­tu­ry Ital­ian opera com­pos­er whose opera, La Gio­con­da, with its famous “The Dance of the Hours,” is still in the inter­na­tion­al repertory.

He also served as the con­duc­tor of the Cre­mona Civic Band, for whom he com­posed more than sev­en­ty orig­i­nal works and an equal num­ber of transcriptions.

This live per­for­mance was giv­en on March 8, 2007 by the Ari­zona State Uni­ver­si­ty Wind Sym­pho­ny, Gary W. Hill, Con­duc­tor, David Whitwell, Guest Conductor.