Ponchielli - Gioconda, Op. 9 - Danza delle' Ore(Act 3: Dance of the Hours) - Conductor:Votto, Antonino, Choir:CETRA Chorus, Orchestra:Turin RAI Symphony Orchestra 89442p | Track | Classical for all | MUZIK Air

Composer Information

Amilcare Ponchielli (31 August 1834 – 16 January 1886) was an Italian composer, mainly of operas. His early career was disappointing. Maneuvered out of a professorship at the Milan Conservatory that he had won in a competition, he took small-time jobs in small cities, and composed several operas, none successful at first. In spite of his disappointment, he gained much experience as the bandmaster (capobanda) in Piacenza and Cremona, arranging and composing over 200 works for wind band. Notable among his "original" compositions for band are the first-ever concerto for euphonium (Concerto per Flicornobasso, 1872), fifteen variations on the popular Parisian song "Carnevale di Venezia", and a series of festive and funeral marches that resound with the pride of the newly unified Italy and the private grief of his fellow Cremonese. The turning point was the big success of the revised version of I promessi sposi in 1872, which brought him a contract with the music publisher G. Ricordi & Co. and the musical establishment at the Conservatory and at La Scala. The ballet Le due gemelle (1873) confirmed his success. [source from Wikipedia]

Work Alias: Gioconda, Op. 9 Dramma in quattro atti La Gioconda 喬康達喬宮達 乔康达歌女乔康达 Gioconda 喬宮妲(歌女焦空達)喬宮達 乔宫妲(歌女焦空达)歌女乔康达