Vittorio Monti (6 January 1868, Naples, Italy - 20 June 1922, Naples) was an Italian composer, violinist, mandolinist and conductor. His most famous work is his Csárdás, written around 1904 and played by almost every gypsy orchestra.
He studied at the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory. In 1886, he went to Paris, where he took advanced violin studies and played first violin for many years in the Lamoureux Orchestra. Around 1900 he received an assignment as the conductor for the Lamoureux Orchestra in Paris.
As a composer Monti wrote ballets, operettas (e.g., Noel de Pierrot), pantomimes, instrumental, vocal, and violin pieces. He also wrote a method for mandolin Petite Méthode pour Mandoline, 98049, in which he included some of his own works, Perle Brillante, Dans Una Gondola, and Au Petit Jour.
Works for Winds
- Czardas Fantasy
- Czardas (arr. Oliver) (1904/2012)
- Czardas (arr Balent) (arr. Balent) (1904)
- Czardas (arr. Glover) (1904/2015)
- Czardas (arr. Hernandez) (1904)
- Czardas for Marimba and Band (arr. Mashima) (2014)
- Noel de Pierrot
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Vittorio Monti." Accessed 7 June 2014. https://hebm.info/SearchResults.aspx?ID=14586
- Vittorio Monti, Wikipedia]