Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) — Introduzione, aria e doppia fuga su un tema di Cabanilles (2016) for organ
The thematic material for “Introduzione, aria e doppia fuga su un tema di Cabanilles” (2016) is based entirely on a distinctive theme from an organ tiento by Juan Cabanilles (1644–1712). An introduction is followed by a lyric aria, and then by a double fugue. The first subject is the Cabanilles theme, and the second is based on its inversion. The countersubjects and other material all derive from the implicit chromaticism of the original theme while also echoing the chromatically inflected stepwise lines that fill Cabanilles’s own organ music.
Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) is an Italian composer. Educated at the Conservatory in Milan, she has composed in many genres, developing a personal language that is concerned with the blend of past and present. Her compositions have been performed frequently around the world. Ferrari’s music appears on several CD recordings, including four all-Ferrari organ CDs: three recorded by Carson Cooman (2014/16) and another by Peter Clark (2015). She served as chair of music composition at Hebei Normal University in Shijiazhuang, China and is currently professor of music composition at the European School of Economics in Florence, Italy.