Toccate – Capricci – Fiori Musicali
Francesco Cera harpsichord and organ
A 7-CD box issued by label Arcana (Outhere Music)
link to Arcana web-page
The 7-CD box set includes the four keyboard collections by Girolamo Frescobaldi, which have left the greatest mark on the history of music.
Francesco Cera, today recognized as one of the leading specialists in Frescobaldi, has recorded part of the music in the excellent acoustics of the Sala della Vigna in the Delizia di Belriguardo, the summer residence of the Este dukes.
Cera has chosen nine priceless instruments, including the Guglielmi organ of 1615 in the church of Santa Maria in Vallicella in Rome, and a copy of the harpsichord by Nicolò Albana, Naples 1584.
The art historian Denis Grenier has been entrusted with the task of illustrating seven works of art that testify to the link between the music of Frescobaldi and the art in Rome of his time.
WATCH THE VIDEO
review of D’INDIA: MUSICHE A UNA E DUE VOCI. Brilliant Classics
Cera le ha interpretate assieme ai componenti dell’Ensemble Arte Musica assecondando il più possibile il senso poetico delle frasi, cercando di trasformare i brani in microdrammi e in tenebrose discese nel melanconico mondo spirituale dell’autore.
MASSIMO R. ZEGNA on the magazine AMADEUS, April 2019
The recent Correa de Arauxo’s recording has received a “five stars” award on the Italian magazine MUSICA
MOST RECENTLY ISSUED (2018)
Sigismondo D’India (1580c.-1629) MUSICHE A UNA E DUE VOCI
Ensemble Arte Musica. Francesco Cera
Lucia Napoli and Damiana Pinti soprano. Andrés Montilla-Acurero and Riccardo Pisani tenor. Francesco Tomasi theorbo and guitar.
Silvia de Maria viola da gamba and lirone. Francesco Cera harpsichord.
1 CD BRILLIANT CLASSICS 95634
Francisco Correa de Arauxo (1584-1654) ORGAN MUSIC
Francesco Cera plays the Renaissance organ in Garrovillas de Alconétar (Extremadura-Spain).
2 CDs BRILLIANT CLASSICS 95508