The inspiration for Ferragosto per tromba, pianoforte e batteria (1997) was the story of the same name by Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, a Polish writer permanently resident in Italy. The composition is not a musical illustration, but rather a poetic attempt to capture the atmosphere of the night between the fifteenth and sixteenth of August, which, since pagan times, has been considered to be the summer solstice. It is a time when self-destructive emotions, fuelled by strong winds, achieve their apogee. Dawn on the sixteenth of August heralds a new-born optimism.
- Language of edition: eng, pol
- Number of pages: 28
- Cover: softcover