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ERMANNO WOLF-FERRARI - COMPOSER
Text Box: Composer autographs

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Autographed Spinazzi of Venice original photograph on a postcard mount of the composer posed at an upright piano in his dressing gown.

 

Wolf-Ferrari (1876-1948) was born in Venice.  His Father, a German by birth sent him to Munich in 1893 to study with Josef Rhenberger at the Munich Conservatory for two years.  He came back to Venice in 1899 and brought out his first two works, both oratorios, “Talitha Kumi” and “”La Sulamite” that year.  His first opera, “Cenerentola” premiered in Venice in February, 1900.  His next opera, “La Donna Curiose” premiered in Munich in 1903 and the Metropolitan Opera, 1912.  His greatest works, “I Quattro Rusteghi” (1906), “I Segretto di Susanna” (1909) and “I Gioiella della Madonna” (1911) were released one after the other.  His next big hit, “Sly” (1927) which premiered at La Scala became a recent calling card for Placido Domingo.  All in all he wrote 15 operas.  The first two were not performed.  He also wrote a violin concerto for Guila Bustabo and a swath of chamber music in a variety of formats and songs.