Amilcare Ponchielli

Amilcare Ponchielli

Amilcare_Ponchielli

Amilcare Ponchielli (August 31, 1834 – January 16, 1886) was an Italian composer, mainly of operas.  Born in Paderno Fasolaro, now Paderno Ponchielli, near Cremona, Ponchielli won a scholarship at the age of nine to study music at the Milan Conservatory, writing his first symphony by the time he was ten years old.

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