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Encyclopedia > Toni Ortelli

Antonio "Toni" Ortelli (b. November 25, 1904, Schio, Italy; d. March 3, 2000, Schio) was an Italian alpinist, conductor and composer from the Piemont. November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... [1] History Schio is situated in the North of Vicenza and in the West of the Lake of Garda. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Mountaineering is an umbrella term that can variously be used to describe the actions of climbing, hillwalking and scrambling. ... Look up conductor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Piedmont is a region of northwestern Italy. ...

Ortelli is well known in the southern Alps regions of Italy, Austria and Switzerland for being the composer of the famous Trentino folk song "La Montanara" (The Song of the Mountains). Ortelli wrote the melody and lyrics in 1927 while being on an excursion in the mountains. Luigi Pigarelli has added other melodies to harmonize it to a vocal song. It has been translated into 148 languages till yet. The West face of the Petit Dru above the Chamonix valley near the Mer de Glace. ... Trentino-Alto Adige or Trentino-South Tyrol (in German: Trentino-Südtirol, in Italian: Trentino-Alto Adige) is an autonomous region in northern Italy. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...

External links

  • Original lyrics and English translation of "La Montanara"



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