“Preludio e Ricercare”(2015) was written originally for harpsichord and here is an adaptation for organ. First part is a unmeasured prelude that recalls the "Stylus Phantasticus". Second part is a chromatic Ricercare (adagio) that reminds the Ricercares of the Renaissance time.
Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) is an Italian composer, organist, singer, and musical therapist. Educated at the Conservatory in Milan, she has composed in many genres. Notable works include the cantata “Giorno d’ira” (2008), written in memory of the victims of terrorism and performed in Como under the auspices of the president of Italy. Her “Operatic Suite on Melodies of Verdi” has been performed around the world by the Bruno-Valcepina piano duet. Ferrari’s music appears on several CD recordings, including an all-Ferrari organ CD recorded by Carson Cooman in 2014. She is currently the chair of music composition at Hebei Normal University in Shijiazhuang, China.