Enrico Golisciani Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (Author of Il segreto di Susanna)
Il Segreto di Susanna/Iolanta review – from the smell of cigarettes to the miracle of sight
Composer: Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno - Count Gil returns home suspecting that he has seen his wife, Susanna, walking alone in the street, something he had forbidden her to do. He is relieved to discover that she is playing the piano in the living room, though she has secretly returned home only shortly before him. The room smells of tobacco, and he is surprised, as neither he, Susanna, nor the servant Sante, smokes. A horrible thought strikes him: is it possible that Susanna is unfaithful to him?
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Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari : Il segreto di Susanna, Overture and Intermezzo from the opera (1909)
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How often in the annals of music history has the oeuvre of an artistic genius been equally inspired by two different nations? How often has one culture so permeated another that an altogether new artistic language could rejoice in its emergence? Yet that there is another such prominent example, this time from the opening decades of the 20th century, is now, at the outset of the 21st century, nearly forgotten. Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, son of a German father and an Italian mother who grew up in Venice and was educated in Munich, displays a fascinating synthesis of the Mediterranean and Germanic spirit and temperament in his compositions. The works of this composer were almost always susceptible to the vagaries of success.
Please note: On Mp3 format an unavoidable click may be heard on segue track breaks, to avoid this issue please select lossless. The early Serenade reveals his innate gift for inspired melody, expressing both carefree bliss and bitter melancholy. Chandos Records is one of the world's premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. Renowned for its superb sound quality, Chandos has won many prestigious awards for its natural sound. Item added to order. My Wish List.