Notes & Reviews:
Cristian Carrara (b. 1977) was educated in Italy and ranks among the most creative composers of his generation. His music evokes the moods of Arvo Pärt, but shows its typical Italian melodic influence.
American Record Guide, November/December 2012
Carrara (b. 1977) is a composer who might remind listeners of early Arvo PSrt, though repeated listenings will reveal a warmer, more affectionate lyricism than anything the Estonian could ever produce. His orchestration is more colorful, too. I sense in this music a great serenity and a fundamental faith that music can make us better people. (It's the same feeling I get when I listen to Mozart.) I might worry that his emotional range doesn't seem as wide as Mozart's, but there are few 20th Century composers who could make that claim in any case. I do know that this is music I would like to share with others and listen to again and again. The performances are excellent and the sound beautiful.
Recording information: Parma, Italy (09/20/2011-09/23/2012).
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Works DetailsCarrara, Cristian : Liber Mundi, for voice, violin & orchestra
- Conductor: Matthieu Mantanus
- Ensemble: Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini
- Notes: Parma, Italy (09/20/2011-09/23/2022)
- Running Time: 53 min. 38 sec.