Amilcare Ponchielli

Sinfonia in B-flat Minor

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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

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.