Francesco Cera

Biography

Born: Bologna, Italy  
Born in Bologna, Francesco Cera is a period keyboard specialist and an expert interpreter of early music. He studied with harpsichordist Ferruccio Tagliavini in his native city and completed his education in Gustav Leonhardt's class at the Amsterdam Conservatory. Cera initially established himself as a member of Il Giardino Armonico, with whom he played between 1991 and 1994. Afterward, Cera began a long association with the Italian label Tactus, Read more for whom he has recorded generous samplings of music by Domenico Scarlatti, Valente, Storace, Merula, and Michelangelo Rossi, among others. Cera founded the Arte Musica Ensemble and serves as its leader; with that group, he has explored the vocal music of Monteverdi, Gesualdo, and Colonna, and surveyed the Venetian and Roman schools. Cera has made his home in Rome since 2001, and in 2003 was named the city's honorary inspector of historical organs. Read less
Bach: Orgelbuchlein / Francesco Cera
Release Date: 05/28/2013   Label: Brilliant Classics  
Catalog: 94639   Number of Discs: 2
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Trabaci: Music For Organ And Harpsichord / Francesco Cera
Release Date: 11/18/2014   Label: Brilliant Classics  
Catalog: 94897   Number of Discs: 2
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Scarlatti & The Neapolitan Song - Sonatas & Canzonas / Calandra, Cera
Release Date: 02/26/2013   Label: Brilliant Classics  
Catalog: 94488   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: Bologna, Italy  
Born in Bologna, Francesco Cera is a period keyboard specialist and an expert interpreter of early music. He studied with harpsichordist Ferruccio Tagliavini in his native city and completed his education in Gustav Leonhardt's class at the Amsterdam Conservatory. Cera initially established himself as a member of Il Giardino Armonico, with whom he played between 1991 and 1994. Afterward, Cera began a long association with the Italian label Tactus, Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
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Kyrie
Dies irae
Rex tremendae
Oro supplex
Hostias
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus dei


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