Ponchielli, Sinfonia in B-flat Minor

Sinfonia in B-flat Minor by Amilcare Ponchielli (1834–1886), modern edition by David Whitwell (1937–). Ponchielli served as the conductor of the Cremona Civic Band, for whom he composed more than 70 original works and an equal number of transcriptions.

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Sinfonia in B-flat Minor

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

Date: 1872
Instrumentation: Concert Band
Duration: 8:40
Level: 5

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Recording

This live performance was given on Dec, 7, 1990, by the California State University, Northridge Wind Ensemble, Catherine Chi, student conductor.

Notes on Ponchielli Sinfonia in B-flat Minor

Ponchielli was a famous 19th 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 70 original works and an equal number of transcriptions. This Sinfonia, which the composer dated May 25, 1872, was one of the works composed for the civic band of Cremona.