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Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (born Ermanno Wolf) (January 12, 1876 January 21, 1948) was an Italian composer and teacher. He is best known for his comic operas such as Il segreto di Susanna (1909). A number of his works were based on plays by Carlo Goldoni, including Le donne curiose (1903), I quatro rusteghi (1906) and Il campiello (1936).

As well as his operas, Wolf-Ferrari wrote a number of instrumental works, mainly at the very beginning and very end of his career. Only his violin concerto has ever been performed with anything approaching regularity, though he also wrote Idillio-concertino (essentially a chamber symphony), various pieces of chamber music including a piano quintet and two piano trio, three violin sonatas and a number of works for the organ amongst others.

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Recent Wolf-Ferrari releases

Portrait: Sharon Kam
Portrait: Sharon Kam

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(Berlin Classics)

Wolf-Ferrari - I gioielli della Madonna
Wolf-Ferrari - I gioielli della Madonna

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(Naxos - Opera)

Intermezzi del Verismo
Intermezzi del Verismo

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Wolf-Ferrari - Die neugierigen Frauen (The Curious Woman)
Wolf-Ferrari - Die neugierigen Frauen (The Curious Woman)

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