Fernando De Luca

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Fernando De Luca (born in Rome in 1961) is an Italian harpsichordist, teacher and composer. He studied harpsichord with Paola Bernardi.[1]

He is the most famous harpsichordist over the Internet, very popular especially in the United Kingdom and United States of America, due to his acclaimed efforts to perform and record, for the first time in the history, the Handel’s Complete Harpsichord Compositions. He is also the first to have transcribed and recorded a number of orchestral pieces to the harpsichord, including the Sixty Complete Ouvertures from the Handel’s Operas and Oratorios. A large number of his performances is freely available on an increasing number of specialized Ancient Music web sites.

He approached the study of counterpoint and the art of improvisation with Mons. Domenico Bartolucci, who was Maestro di Cappella for the Cappella Sistina in the Vatican.

De Luca is a member of Vox Saeculorum, a society of composers working in early historical styles, whose founded by Grant Colburn, Roman Turovsky et al. De Luca is also a member of the Period Instruments Orchestra “Accademia Barocca di Santa Cecilia” as keyboard soloist and basso continuo player.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Pieces de clavecin : en deux volumes : monumento armonico in 12 suites / Johann Mattheson ; a cura di Fernando De Luca. - Roma : Bardi, 1997 (stampa 1999). - XXI, 50 p ; 34 cm. (Associazione clavicembalistica bolognese ; 14). ((Ripr. facs. dell'ed.: London, printed for I. D. Fletcher and Sold at most musik shops, 1714. ISBN 88-85699-76-6
  • 12 Sonate a Cembalo solo, 1997
  • L'Arcadia in Gianicolo - "Sonata allegorico pastorale a più parti per Cembalo solo per l'arte la pratica e il diletto nel sonar il cembalo", 1997

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fernando De Luca (Harpsichord)". Retrieved 28 January 2013.