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Alan Curtis

hps, *1934 US
Musician / Conductor of Classical

Alan Curtis (born November 17, 1934 in Mason, Michigan and died July 15, 2015 in Florence, Italy) was an American harpsichordist, musicologist, and conductor of baroque opera. Curtis founded the European ensemble Il Complesso Barocco.

        
Instruments
  • Harpsichord
  • Organ
  • Piano
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Vivaldi: Giustino, RV 717: Sinfonia, 1. Allegro on Vivaldi - Il Giustino by Antonio Vivaldi, Marina Comparato, Dominique Labelle, Francesca Provvisionato, Geraldine McGreevy, Leonardo de Lisi, Laura Cherici, Il Complesso Barocco & Alan Curtis
Rodelinda / Act 3: Vivi, tiranno, io t'ho scampato on Handel: Rodelinda by George Frideric Handel, Simone Kermes, Marijana Mijanovic, Steve Davislim, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Il Complesso Barocco & Alan Curtis
Rodelinda / Act 3: Quanto più fiera tempesta freme on Handel: Rodelinda by George Frideric Handel, Simone Kermes, Marijana Mijanovic, Steve Davislim, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Il Complesso Barocco & Alan Curtis
Giulio Cesare in Egitto : Piangerò la sorte mia on Drama Queens by Joyce DiDonato, Il Complesso Barocco & Alan Curtis
Giulio Cesare, HWV17: Empio, dirò, tu sei on La passion Lemieux by Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Alcina, HWV 34 / Act 1: Tornami a vagheggiar on Handel: Alcina by George Frideric Handel, Joyce DiDonato, Maite Beaumont, Karina Gauvin, Sonia Prina, Kobie Van Rensburg, Laura Cherici, Vito Priante, Il Complesso Barocco & Alan Curtis
Motezuma, RV 723 / Sinfonia: Allegro on Vivaldi: Motezuma, RV 723 by Antonio Vivaldi, Il Complesso Barocco & Alan Curtis
Alcina, HWV 34 / Act 3: Sinfonia on Handel: Alcina by George Frideric Handel, Joyce DiDonato, Maite Beaumont, Karina Gauvin, Sonia Prina, Kobie Van Rensburg, Laura Cherici, Vito Priante, Il Complesso Barocco & Alan Curtis
Alcina, HWV 34 / Act 1: Gavotte on Handel: Alcina by George Frideric Handel, Joyce DiDonato, Maite Beaumont, Karina Gauvin, Sonia Prina, Kobie Van Rensburg, Laura Cherici, Vito Priante, Il Complesso Barocco & Alan Curtis
Rodelinda / Act 2: Spietati, io vi giurai on Handel: Rodelinda by George Frideric Handel, Simone Kermes, Marijana Mijanovic, Steve Davislim, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Il Complesso Barocco & Alan Curtis

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
MitologiaGeorg Friedrich Händel - Christiane Karg, Romina Basso, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2016Album
Giulio CesareGeorg Friedrich Händel – Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2012Album
AriodanteGeorg Friedrich Händel, Joyce DiDonato . Karina Gauvin, Sabina Puértolas, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Topi Lehtipuu, Matthew Brook, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2011Album
MontezumaAntonio Vivaldi, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis, Stefano Vizioli2011Album
BereniceGeorg Friedrich Händel ‎– Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2010Album
Hidden HandelAnn Hallenberg, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2010Album
AlcinaGeorg Friedrich Händel, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis, Joyce DiDonato, Maite Beaumont, Karina Gauvin, Sonia Prina, Kobie Van Rensburg, Laura Cherici, Vito Priante2009Album
TolomeoGeorg Friedrich Händel2008Album
Sento Brilllar - Arias For CarestiniGeorg Friedrich Händel, Vesselina Kasarova, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2008Album
FloridanteGeorg Friedrich Händel - Marijana Mijanovic, Joyce DiDonato, Roberta Invernizzi, Sharon Rostorf-Zamir, Vito Priante, Riccardo Novaro, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2007Album
Ercole Su'l TermodonteAntonio Vivaldi, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis, John Pascoe2007Album
MotezumaAntonio Vivaldi, Vito Priante › Marijana Mijanovic › Roberta Invernizzi › Maite Beaumont › Romina Basso › Inga Kalna, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2006Album
RodelindaGeorg Friedrich Händel – Simone Kermes, Marijana Mijanovic, Steve Davislim, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2005Album
LotarioGeorg Friedrich Händel – Sara Mingardo, Simone Kermes, Sonia Prina, Hilary Summers, Steve Davislim, Vito Priante, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2004Album
Chamber DuetsClaudio Monteverdi Monteverdi Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2004Compil.
Amor E Gelosia - Handel: Operatic DuetsGeorg Friedrich Händel - Patrizia Ciofi, Joyce DiDonato, Il Complesso Barocco - Alan Curtis2004Album
DeidamiaGeorg Friedrich Händel, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2003Album
La Maga AbbondonataGeorg Friedrich Händel - Simone Kermes, Maite Beaumont, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2003Album
Lettere AmoroseDomenico Scarlatti – Patrizia Ciofi, Anna Bonitatibus, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2003Album
Il GiustinoAntonio Vivaldi – Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2002Album
English And French Suites Nos. 5 & 6Johann Sebastian Bach, Alan Curtis2001Album
ArminioGeorg Friedrich Händel, Vivica Genaux, Geraldine McGreevy, Dominique Labelle, Manuela Custer, Luigi Petroni, Sytse Buwalda, Riccardo Ristori, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis2001Album
English And French Suites Nos. 3 & 4Johann Sebastian Bach, Alan Curtis2001Album
English And French Suites Nos. 1 & 2Johann Sebastian Bach, Alan Curtis2001Album
La Vita CaducaAntonio Lotti, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis1997Album
Libro Sesto Delli Madrigali, 1613Carlo Gesualdo - I Febi Armonici, Alan Curtis1995Album
"Silvio E Dorinda" And The Monody Settings Of Poems Of PetrarchSigismondo D'India - Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis1994Album
FloridanteGeorg Friedrich Händel - Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Alan Curtis, Catherine Robbin, Linda Maguire, Nancy Argenta, Ingrid Attrot, Melanie Braun1991Album
Pieces De ClavecinFrançois Couperin, Alan Curtis1991Album
Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988Johann Sebastian Bach, Alan Curtis1989Album
Concerti WQ 46, 23 & 165Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Gustav Leonhardt, Alan Curtis, Helmut Hucke, Collegium Aureum1988Album
Zemire Et AzorAndré-Modeste Gretry, Alan Curtis1988Album
Documenti Sonori: Nascita Dell'Opera - Brani Da L'Incoronazione Di PoppeaClaudio Monteverdi Orchestra Il Complesso Barocco Diretta Da Alan Curtis1984Album
L'incoronazione di PoppeaClaudio Monteverdi / Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis1981Album
Novelles Suites De Pìeces De ClavecinJean-Philippe Rameau - Alan Curtis1981Album
Rondos fürs FortepianoCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Alan Curtis1980Album
La SusannaAlessandro Stradella - Marianne Kweksilber ▪ Judith Nelson ▪ René Jacobs, Martyn Hill ▪ Ulrik Cold ▪ Alan Curtis1979Album
Sämtliche Sonaten Für Violine Und CembaloJohann Sebastian Bach • Alan Curtis1978Album
Cantate ItalianeAntonio Vivaldi - René Jacobs, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis1978Album
Telemann 'Paris' Quartets Nos 7-9Georg Philipp Telemann, Hans-Martin Linde, Lucy van Dael, Jordi Savall, Alan Curtis, Pere Ros1978Album
Pièces De Clavecin: Troisième LivreFrançois Couperin - Alan Curtis • Frans Brüggen • Bruce Haynes • Lucy van Dael1977Album
Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988 - 14 Kanons BWV 1087Johann Sebastian Bach, Alan Curtis, Arthur Haas1977Album
Pièces De ClavecinAlan Curtis, Louis Couperin1977Album
Clavecinmusik Um Louis XVAlan Curtis1976Album
Cembalokonzerte Von J. S. Bach Und C. Ph. E. BachJohann Sebastian Bach / Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Gustav Leonhardt, Alan Curtis, Collegium Aureum1970Album
C.P.E. Bach - Concerto In F For Two Harpsichords - Cello Concerto In B-flatCollegium Aureum, Gustav Leonhardt, Alan Curtis, Angelica May1968Album
L'Incoronazione Di PoppeaClaudio Monteverdi - Alan Curtis1967Album
Arie MusicaliCarole Bogard, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Claudio Monteverdi, Alan Curtis1966Album
Francois Couperin Preludes & OrdresAlan CurtisAlbum
Cembalokonzerte Von J. S. Bach Und C. Ph. E. BachJohann Sebastian Bach / Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Gustav Leonhardt, Alan Curtis, Collegium AureumAlbum
Francois Couperin Preludes & OrdresAlan CurtisAlbum
Double Concerto Pour Deux Clavecins, Duex Cors Et Orchestre; Concerto Pour Violincello Et OrchestreCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Gustav Leonhardt, Alan Curtis, Angelica May, Collegium AureumAlbum
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