ERMANNO WOLF-FERRARI (1876-1948): Il segreto di Susanna, Serenata for Baritone and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 09M054
Description: Provider of one of the most famous little overtures, this little, 47-minute intermezzo, a 1909 advertisement for cigarette smoking is often performed but rarely recorded (this is only the second now available). Utterly eclectic, with almost nothing of Wolf-Ferrari's true voice, it is an irresistible confection, coupled here with five songs extracted from his seldom-heard Italian Songbook. Italian-English libretto and texts. Dora Rodrigues (soprano), Marc Canturri (baritone), Anna Tilbrook (piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko.