Anthony Iannaccone (b. 1943, in New York City) is an American composer and educator. Iannaccone studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Eastman School of Music. His principal teachers were Vittorio Giannini, Aaron Copland, and David Diamond. During the 1960's, he supported himself as a part-time teacher (Manhattan School of Music) and orchestral violinist. His catalogue of approximately 50 published works includes three symphonies, as well as smaller works for orchestra, several large works for chorus and orchestra, numerous chamber pieces, a variety of large works for wind ensemble, and several extended a cappella choral compositions. His music is performed by major orchestras and professional chamber ensembles in the US and abroad. He is an active conductor of both new music and standard orchestral repertory.
In addition to conducting numerous regional and metropolitan orchestras in the US, he has conducted several European orchestras, including the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, the Bavarian Festival Orchestra, the Janacek Philharmonic, the Moravian Philharmonic, and the Slovak Radio Orchestra. Since 1971, he has taught at Eastern Michigan University, where he conducts the Collegium Musicum in orchestral and choral music of the late 18th century.
Works for Winds
- After a Gentle Rain (1979)
- Antiphonies (1972)
- Apparitions (1986)
- Images of Song and Dance No. 1: Orpheus (1979)
- Images of Song and Dance No. 2: Terpsichore (1981)
- Interlude (1970)
- Of Fire and Ice (1977)
- Plymouth Trilogy (1981)
- Psalms for a Great Country (1995)
- Scherzo (1976)
- Sea Drift (1993)
- Anthony Iannaccone website
- Anthony Iannaccone, Wikipedia Accessed 7 January 2017
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