Wolf-Ferrari


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Wolf-Ferrari

(Italian ˈvɔlfferˈraːri)
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(Biography) Ermanno (erˈmanno). 1876–1948, Italian composer born of a German father, in Germany from 1909. His works, mainly in a lyrical style, include operas, such as The Jewels of the Madonna (1911) and Susanna's Secret (1909)
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Official promo image for the event, November 27, 2017 -- CairoOperaHouse Facebook] "Susanna's Secret" or "Il segreto di Susanna" is a one-act intermezzo first performed in 1909 by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari.
Among other concertos, we can look forward to the Beethoven with violinist James Ehnes, and the UK premiere of the Violin Concerto by Wolf-Ferrari (the Venetian composer best known for his operas Susanna's Secret, and Jewels of the Madonna); soloist here is Francesca Dego, and Daniele Rustioni conducts.
Wolf-Ferrari composed another set of rispetti, opus 12--also lovely.
In Chapter Three, "The NBC Repertory," Frank breaks down the concert programs by composer, from Kurt Atterberg to Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari.
No fears here, though, as the Wolf-Ferrari piece was a charmer from beginning to end.
The viola d'amore received compositions by Paul Hindemith (who also performed on the instrument), Hans Pfitzner, Frank Martin, Cyril Scott, Matyas Seiber, and numerous others, including Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, whose duo for viola d'amore and gamba (op.
For Italian Suite (1983) he turned to the bubbly melodies of Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari to accentuate Valerie Madonia's sinuousness, Gurin's legato, and Gates's poetic arms.
Perhaps the only way to tackle such social dynamite in the then still pious and paternalistic world of pre-war Italy, was to serve it up as comedy, which is exactly what composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari does, using his time-honoured source, the highly stylised 18th century Venitian playwright Carlo Goldoni.
Gianandrea Noseda and his BBC Philharmonic give us a most enjoyable disc this month devoted to orchestral excerpts from the operas of Wolf-Ferrari.
The Royal Ballet Sinfonia played music by Liadov, Delibes, Wolf-Ferrari, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Puccini, Dukas and Britten.
After last season's concert version of Shostakovich's The Gamblers, comes A Husband At the Door by Jacques Offenbach, and Susanna's Secret by Wolf-Ferrari.
On the schedule for next season is an opera by Claude Debussy and Wolf-Ferrari (the Italian 20th-centur; composer best known for Susannah's Secret).