La Vita Nuova (Das neue Leben) Cantica su parole di Dante Op. 9 (Vocal score with Italian & German libretto)
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari is now known almost exclusively as the composer of his once extremely successful comic operas. But even these operas, with their fine humour and subtle musical qualities, have almost completely disappeared from the repertoire, as they are not suitable for the provocative placativity of modern director’s theatre. Apart from the fact that not only his colleague Hans Pfitzner considered Wolf-Ferrari the most wonderful master of comic opera since Albert Lortzing, Wolf-Ferrari also wrote wonderful orchestral and chamber music as well as vocal works. Most frequently played today are some preludes and interludes from his operas as well as the solo concertinos for oboe, bassoon and cor anglais.
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