Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) — Maria Restituta (Rapsodia per organo) (2016)
“Maria Restituta” (Rapsodia per organo) (2016) is dedicated to the memory of Maria Restituta Kafka (1894–1943), a Moravian Franciscan nun who worked as a nurse in Vienna. She was executed by the government of Nazi-run Austria for her public denunciations and resistance against, including the publication of a satirical poem mocking Hitler and refusing to remove crucifixes from the rooms of her hospital.
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.