â€śSinfonia mediterraneaâ€ť (2018) is an organ symphony in seven movements, inspired by the composerâ€™s native Mediterranean region. The entire work is constructed using the Neapolitan minor scale on C. The main thematic material for the symphony is heard (unadorned) at the very beginning. It is developed across the contrasting sections, each of which has allusions to traditional Italian musical forms.
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. Ferrariâ€™s music appears on several CD recordings, including seven all-Ferrari organ CDs: four recorded by Carson Cooman (2014/16/18) and three by Peter Clark (2015/16/18). 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.