Wolf-Ferrari: Suite veneziana, Divertimento, Arabesken & More / Ovideo Philharmonic

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Wolf-Ferrari is famous for his operatic works in which he invented a new idiom by transplanting 18th-century Venetian culture into the 20th century. But almost...

Wolf-Ferrari is famous for his operatic works in which he invented a new idiom by transplanting 18th-century Venetian culture into the 20th century. But almost all of the composer’s orchestral music dates from his final years and occupies a different expressive realm. The Suite veneziana resonates with melancholy, and the Triptychon is a contemplative, passionate masterpiece of orchestration. Subtle use of counterpoint transforms the Divertimento into a playful exploration of themes, while Arabesken pays tribute to an old friend, the Venetian painter Ettore Tito (1859–1941). His own elegantly simple melody, known as ‘Tito’s theme’, is turned by Wolf-Ferrari into a sequence of sumptuous orchestral variations culminating in a powerful fugue.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: August 12, 2022


  • UPC: 747313358373


  • Catalog Number: 8573583


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari


  • Conductor: Friedrich Haider


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Oviedo Filarmonia


  • Performer: Oviedo Filarmonia, Friedrich Haider