Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) — L’erbario di Emily Dickinson (2020) for organ
“L’erbario di Emily Dickinson” (2020) is inspired by the herbarium (a personal book of pressed flowers and plants) that was created by the American poet Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) in her youth, before even she began to write poetry. This musical work is in a single movement with each of the ten chosen flowers receiving a varied musical treatment in turn.
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 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.