ERMANNO WOLF-FERRARI (1876-1948): Serenade for Strings in E Flat, Violin Concerto in D, Op. 26.
Catalogue Number: 06O056
Reference: TC 872303
Description: There are only two other recordings of each of these works and this one is, amazingly, the first ever performance in Italy of the concerto (the recording is live, from April, 2012). The student-days Serenade of 1894 is a fresh and charming work in the tradition of Tchaikovsky's and Dvorák's works of the same title while the much larger-scale (four movements and 38 minutes here) concerto (1943) is richly Romantic with Hungarian and Richard Straussian flavors. Laura Marzadori (violin), Orchesra Città di Ferrara; Marco Zuccarini.