DANZA DELLE ORE

Latest update on 05/01/2012

Artist: Amilcare Ponchielli
Author: Amilcare Ponchielli
Year: 1876

Italian composer (1834-1886), pupil of Puccini. Died just a little too early for the recording age. From his opera La Gioconda (Third Act), first staged at the Scala in Milan with Franco Faccio conducting.

Covers:

1903:

Columbia Band [as La Gioconda/Dance Of Hours]

1905:

Arthur Pryor [as Dance Of The Hours]

1914:

Victor Herbert [idem]

1938:

Larry Clinton [idem; vocal by Bea Wain]

1940:

Leopold Stokowski [idem; in Disney film Fantasia]

1949:

Spike Jones [idem]

1952:

Antonino Votto [opera version in Torino, with Maria Callas as La Gioconda (her debut)]

1952:

Andrews Sisters [as Idle Chatter]

1961:

Nancy Sinatra [as Like I Do]

1962:

Maureen Evans [idem; n°3 UK]

1963:

Allan Sherman [as Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah - A Letter From Camp]

1964:

Rijk De Gooyer [as Brief Uit La Courtine and later as sequel Beste Kerel, Hier Is Vader]

1965:

Cornelis Vreeswijk [in Swedish as Brev Fran Kolonien]

1966:

Perrey-Kingsley [in Countdown At 6 on The In Sound From Way Out]

1981:

Bruno Bartoletti [opera version in London with the National Philharmonic Orchestra and with Montserrat Caballé as La Gioconda]

1997:

Helmut Lotti [as Back In Time (Tanz der Stunden)]

2003:

Brave Combo [as Dance Of The Hours]

During a party in the palace of a Venetian lord, 24 dancers represent the daily hours. Linda Scott's I've Told Every Little Star ('61) comes from another part of this same opera.

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