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FERRARA, F.: Fantasia Tragica / Notte di Tempesta / Burlesca / Preludio (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia)


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Man with a Mission
– Francesco La Vecchia talks to Jeremy Siepmann

FERRARA, F.: Fantasia Tragica / Notte di Tempesta / Burlesca / Preludio (Rome Symphony, La Vecchia)

Franco Ferrara’s gifts were prodigious. Born in Palermo he was a fine pianist, an even better violinist, playing under Toscanini, and later a conductor whose public performances were curtailed by illness, but whose private classes were famous. His compositions have been overlooked. The Fantasia tragica is a ‘symphonic homage’ to Shostakovich, modelled on the third movement (‘Eternal Memory’) of the Russian composer’s 11th Symphony. The youthful Burlesca attests to his high spirited and superbly realised string writing and shares something of a filmic heritage with Notte di tempesta, a late-Romantic score of fulsome accomplishment.

Ferrara, Franco

1.   Preludio 00:07:54
  Fantasia Tragica
2.   Fantasia Tragica 00:13:55
  Notte di Tempesta
3.   Notte di Tempesta 00:14:47
4.   Burlesca 00:10:05

Total Playing Time: 00:46:41

Ferrara, Franco

La Vecchia, Francesco

Rome Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Series: 19th/20th Century Italian Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Catalogue No: 8.572410

Barcode: 747313241071

Physical Release: 07/2011

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