Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) — Pasacalle sobre el Cant dels Ocells (2017) for organ
“Pasacalle sobre el Cant dels Ocells” (2017) is a passacaglia based on the traditional Catalan lullaby “El cant dels ocells” (The Song of the Birds) that became particularly famous through performances by the cellist Pablo Casals. Ferrari’s organ work was written in memory of the victims of the August 17, 2017 terrorist attack in Barcelona.
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 five all-Ferrari organ CDs: three recorded by Carson Cooman (2014/16) and two by Peter Clark (2015/16). 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.