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Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood director & fortepiano

Richard Egarr director & harpsichord

Andrew Manze director & violin

Cecilia Bartoli mezzo-soprano

Catherine Bott soprano

James Bowman counter-tenor

Stephen Cleobury director

Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano

Michael George bass-baritone

Paul Goodwin director

Emma Kirkby soprano

Robert Levin fortepiano

Rachel Podger violin

Anthony Rolfe Johnson tenor

Jaap Schröder violin

Year: 2014
Catalogue: AAM040

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On this CD

  • THOMAS ARNE Overture No.3 in G major

  • ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto in C major RV588, Allegro molto

  • GF HANDEL Rinaldo HWV7, "Combatti da forte"

  • JS BACH St John Passion BWV245, "Es ist vollbracht"

  • WA MOZART Requiem K626, Introitus

  • SCHUBERT Piano quintet in A major D667, Scherzo

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No.4 in B-flat major, Op.60, Allegro

  • JOHN TAVENER Eternity's Sunrise

And much more...

About this album

The Academy of Ancient Music's unrivalled catalogue of over 300 CDs has been long been lauded by listeners and critics alike, with many recordings winning Brit and Gramophone Awards.

True to Christopher Hogwood’s original vision, these releases have also broken new ground. It was AAM who recorded Mozart’s complete symphonies on period instruments for the first time. Pioneering accounts of Beethoven piano concertos and Hadyn symphonies followed and, most recently, a world-premiere recording of music by seventeenth century English composer Christopher Gibbons.

This two-disc compilation, divided between the orchestra’s core baroque and classical repertoires, is but a taste of its performance and recording accomplishments but is nevertheless brimming with the passion, clarity and conviction that has become AAM's hallmark.



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