In 1997 she married the conductor Gilberto Serembe. Currently she is best known for her orchestral works recorded in two volumes on the Naxos Records label. She is often inspired by works of Literature and Art as well as of Music of all ages but the latter are never quoted or imitated in her works. These include the tone poem Florestan, based on the Florestan side of Robert Schumann's personality; the Nittemero Symphony, inspired by ancient Greek astronomy; the tone poem Messidor, which alludes strongly to (without actually quoting) Felix Mendelssohn's incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream (the work is dedicated to her husband), a Fanfare, an "Adagio", "Firelights", a "Requiescat" and "Favole", all of which for orchestras of different sizes, among other works. Brusa describes her musical style as "close to Neo-Tonality and in particular to Neo-Romanticism, but in the original sense of the word, which is nowadays often confusedly assimilated to other ones," and her harmony as "essentially pandiatonic with panchromatic moments." Her music has been performed by the BBC Philharmonic, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Women's Philharmonic of San Francisco, to name just a few. Read more on Last.fm.
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