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Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (born Ermanno Wolf) (January 12, 1876 – January 21, 1948) was an Italian composer and teacher. He is best known for his comic operas such as Il segreto di Susanna (1909). A number of his works were based on plays by Carlo Goldoni, including Le donne curiose (1903), I quatro rusteghi (1906) and Il campiello (1936).

As well as his operas, Wolf-Ferrari wrote a number of instrumental works, mainly at the very beginning and very end of his career. Only his violin concerto has ever been performed with anything approaching regularity, though he also wrote Idillio-concertino (essentially a chamber symphony), various pieces of chamber music including a piano quintet and two piano trio, three violin sonatas and a number of works for the organ amongst others.

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Recent Wolf-Ferrari releases

Wolf-Ferrari - Die vier Grobiane (The Four Curmudgeons)
Wolf-Ferrari - Die vier Grobiane (The Four Curmudgeons)

£21.24

(CPO)

Philharmonia Orchestra: Birth of a Legend
Philharmonia Orchestra: Birth of a Legend

£73.10

(Warner)

Wolf-Ferrari - Piano Trios
Wolf-Ferrari - Piano Trios

£6.60

(Brilliant Classics)

Wolf-Ferrari - Idillio Concertino, Serenata, Suite Concertino
Wolf-Ferrari - Idillio Concertino, Serenata, Suite Concertino

£6.60

(Brilliant Classics)