Anthony Iannaccone (born New York City, October 14, 1943) studied with Vittorio Giannini, Aaron Copland, and David Diamond to learn principles of music. During the 1960's, he supported himself as a part-time teacher at the Manhattan School of Music, and as an orchestral violinist.
His catalogue of approximately 50 published works includes three symphonies, smaller works for orchestra, several large works for chorus and orchestra, numerous chamber pieces, 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, Iannaccone has conducted European orchestras including the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, the Bavarian Festival Orchestra, the Janacek Philharmonic, the Moravian Philharmonic, and the Slovak Radio Orchestra.
Iannaccone's WAITING FOR SUNRISE ON THE SOUND was chosen as one
of five finalists in the 2001 London Symphony Orchestra Masterprize competition
from a field of 1151 orchestral works submitted. Other recent commissions
include a quintet for clarinet and strings for Richard Stoltzman.
More information about Anthony Iannaccone is available at www.iannacconeworks.com.
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© 1993 Bruce Duffie
This conversation was recorded in Chicago on August 20, 1993. Portions were broadcast on WNIB later that year, and again in 1993 and 1998; on WNUR in 2005 and 2009; and on Contemporary Classical Internet Radio in 2006 and 2011. This transcription was made in 2018, and posted on this website at that time. My thanks to British soprano Una Barry for her help in preparing this website presentation.
To see a full list (with links) of interviews which have been transcribed and posted on this website, click here.
Award - winning broadcaster Bruce Duffie was with WNIB, Classical 97 in Chicago from 1975 until its final moment as a classical station in February of 2001. His interviews have also appeared in various magazines and journals since 1980, and he now continues his broadcast series on WNUR-FM.You are invited to visit his website for more information about his work, including selected transcripts of other interviews, plus a full list of his guests. He would also like to call your attention to the photos and information about his grandfather, who was a pioneer in the automotive field more than a century ago. You may also send him E-Mail with comments, questions and suggestions.