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 Amilcare Ponchielli

Amilcare Ponchielli

Birth
Paderno Ponchielli, Provincia di Cremona, Lombardia, Italy
Death 16 Jan 1886 (aged 51)
Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Burial Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Memorial ID 9772258 · View Source
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Composer. He achieved lasting fame with his opera "La Gioconda" (1876). The ballet from that work, "The Dance of the Hours", is even more popular on its own. It was used in Walt Disney's "Fantasia" (1940) and supplied the tune for comedian Allan Sherman's 1963 novelty song, "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah". None of Ponchielli's ten other operas won comparable success. As professor of composition at Milan Conservatory from 1880, his pupils included Puccini and Mascagni. He died at 51 of pneumonia.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 8 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9772258
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amilcare Ponchielli (31 Aug 1834–16 Jan 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9772258, citing Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .