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Ponchielli, Amilcare (opera)locked

  • Julian Budden

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(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 ...

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