Other Composers

Opera Commentaries on Several Composers

Ponchielli completed his opera commentaries with selections from several other composers, including himself. As a companion to the sinfonia (overture) to La Savoiarda, he provides a selection of themes as was his manner. The two commentaries on Emilio Usiglio's (1841-1910) Le educande di Sorrento was a chance to capitalize on a recent (1868) popular work. Given Hollywood's penchant for remakes, the second commentary was likely a follow-up on a successful performance. Another composer famous for a single opera is Federico Ricci (1809 - 1877), whose Crispino e la comare is presented. Carlo Pedrotti (1817-1893) was better known as a conductor, but his comic opera Fiorina makes the list. Single famous works by Giacomo Rossini (1792-1868), Friedrich von Flotow (1812-1883), and Charles Gounod(1818-1893) round out the list.

Miscellena nell'opera Marta di Flotow, ADD14, PP.52.12

Potourri dell'opera Faust di Gonoud, Op. 135, PP.142.8

Potpourri sull'opera Fiorina di Pedrotti, ADD16, PP.55.10

Ricordanze dell'opera Savoiarda di Ponchielli, Op. 127, PP.141.15

Rimembranze nell'opera Crispino e la Comare di Ricci, Op. 143, PP.142.15

Potpourri nell'opera La Semiramide di Rossini, ADD15, PP.56.3

1° Pout- Pourri dell'opera Le Educande di Sorrento di Usiglio, ADD18, PP.52.13

2° Pout- Pourri sull'opera Le Educande di Sorrento di Usiglio, ADD19, PP.51.1