Ponchielli, Amilcare (opera)
- Julian Budden
(b Paderno [now Paderno Ponchielli], Aug 31, 1834; d Milan, Jan 16, 1886). Italian composer . He was the leading Italian composer of the generation between Verdi and Puccini.
Ponchielli was taught the rudiments of music by his father, the local organist. At the age of nine a wealthy benefactor helped him to obtain a free place at the Milan Conservatory, where his teachers included Arturo Angeleri (piano) and from ...