Christopher Hogwood Founder

Throughout his 50-year career, conductor, musicologist and keyboard player Christopher Hogwood directed his synthesis of scholarship and performance towards revealing the true form of musical works and thus exciting their fullest appreciation. Spearheading the movement that became known as "historically-informed performance", he promoted it to the mainstream through his work on baroque and classical repertoire with the Academy of Ancient Music and his solo keyboard recordings, and went on to apply its principles to music of all periods with the world's leading symphony orchestras and opera houses. At every stage he prepared editions of music from the 16th to 20th centuries, both for his own performances and for the major publishing houses, and through his accompanying essays and other writings he enabled musicians and audiences to consider not only the composer's intentions but also the circumstances of a work's first performances and the processes of its composition, revision and adaptation.

Christopher was born in Nottingham on 10 September 1941. His father Haley, a physicist with the Ministry of Supply, and his mother Marion, a trilingual secretary for the International Labour Organisation, were amateur musicians and had met in a choir. Educated at Nottingham High School and The Skinners' School, Royal Tunbridge Wells, in 1960 he went up to Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, to read Classics and Music. At the University he came under the pioneering influences of Charles Cudworth, Thurston Dart and Mary Potts, and beyond Cambridge he studied with Gustav Leonhardt, Rafael Puyana and — during a year of postgraduate study as a British Council scholar in Prague — with Milan Poštolka and Zuzana Růžičková. In 1965 Christopher became a founder member of the Early Music Consort with fellow Pembroke alumnus David Munrow, as well as continuo player, keyboard soloist and consultant musicologist with Sir Neville Marriner's Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Finding few existing opportunities to engage in research and to apply it fully in performance, Christopher founded his own period-instrument ensemble, the Academy of Ancient Music (AAM), in 1973.

During his 33 years as Director of the AAM, Christopher produced more than 200 solo keyboard, chamber, orchestral, choral and opera recordings for the Florilegium series on Decca's specialist early-music label L'Oiseau-Lyre, championed by producer Peter Wadland. This most fruitful of recording partnerships resulted in enormous success both with critics — early awards included a Grand Prix du Disque for JC Bach overtures (1978), a Gramophone Award for Mozart symphonies (1979) and a Brit Award for Vivaldi's Four Seasons (1985) — and with the public: Christopher was invited to conduct Handel's Messiah with the AAM at the Hollywood Bowl during the 1984 Olympics, having been the highest-placed conductor in the US Billboard charts the previous year. Christopher and the AAM enjoyed the freedom to embark on major and often ground-breaking touring and recording projects — many, such as the complete Mozart symphonies, were the first on period instruments — as well as to pursue less well-known repertoire, often from performing editions he had prepared himself and always as part of carefully curated programmes. 

Christopher's solo keyboard recordings included such landmarks as the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Byrd's My Ladye Nevells Booke and JS Bach's French Suites, as well as discs of Arne, CPE Bach, Louis Couperin, Frescobaldi and Gibbons among others. He performed on the full range of strung and piped keyboard instruments, but had a particular affinity with the clavichord, the instrument historically favoured by composers for its expressive powers and held up by Christopher as proof of former generations' greater esteem for domestic and amateur music-making: these factors culminated in his Secret series of works for clavichord by Bach, Handel and Mozart.

As his conducting repertoire broadened, Christopher began working with numerous orchestras around the world, and with several he built lasting relationships as significant to him as his on-going association with the AAM. As Artistic Director of the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston (1986-2001), he encouraged their conversion to a period-instrument ensemble, recorded Handel concertos and Haydn arias, and conducted Mendelssohn's Elijah for the 100th anniversary of Symphony Hall. With the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota (1987-1998), he performed music from Corelli to Tippett and showed in concert and on record how an orchestra could respond to the stylistic demands of each period on modern instruments. In a series of recordings with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (2001-2005), he established his reputation as a Martinů specialist, particularly through his work on the ballet music and complete works for violin and orchestra.

Many of his later concert programmes would mix baroque and classical works with neo-baroque and neo-classical responses by composers such as Casella, Respighi and Stravinsky. A favourite combination of sinfonia concertantes by Haydn and Martinů is preserved on a disc with Kammerorchester Basel, and as their Guest Principal Conductor (2000-2006) he made several recordings of Klassizistische Moderne as well as of theatre music by Bizet and Strauss, Barber and Copland. One of his most satisfying collaborations, and his most recent, was with the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, of whom he was Chief Guest Conductor from 2011 and with whom he gave his final concert in March 2014. Other notable engagements included operatic runs at Covent Garden, La Scala, the Paris Opéra, theDeutsche Oper and the Sydney Opera House.

The expanding range of Christopher's conducting work continued to be supported and often driven by his musicological activities. Moving beyond editions striving to present a single Urtext or a Fassung letzter Hand (last manuscript version), he significantly advanced the concept of the "process" edition, which enables musicians to study and perform a work in the various stages of its composition and revision. With Bärenreiter he produced more than 40 editions of major chamber and orchestral works including Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Brahms trios and sextets, Mendelssohn overtures and symphonies, and Elgar's Enigma Variations. In 50 publications with Edition HH, he was able to promote lesser-known works such as keyboard arrangements of Dowland, the seventeenth-century anthology fitt for the Manicorde, and contemporaneous chamber arrangements of Haydn and Mozart. Among his many other projects were Purcell's incidental music for Faber and funeral sentences for Oxford University Press, as well as Stravinsky's final work, a set of arrangements of Bach preludes and fugues, for Boosey and Hawkes. He was an editor and board member for the complete editions of C. P. E. Bach and Martinů, and the Founding General Editor of the Francesco Geminiani Opera Omnia, published by Ut Orpheus, editing three of the volumes as well as a collection of essays.

Christopher's editions and recordings were accompanied by introductory essays as thoroughly researched as his journal articles and books, and all his writings were articulated in as precise, concise and engaging a manner as his broadcasts and lectures. Even early in his career, his authoritative public speaking was the natural ally of his scholarship and performance: he was known as one as of the first musicians to address the audience during concerts, an eloquent advocate of the fledgling movement for historically-informed performance, and throughout the first decade of his time with the AAM he was also the writer and presenter of The Young Idea on BBC Radio 3. One of his first books, the BBC Music Guide to The Trio Sonata, was developed alongside the radio series, while Music at Court for The Folio Society was written in conjunction with his AAM recording of the same name. His classic 1984 biography of Handel has been translated into Czech, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish and Spanish, and was revised in English in 2007. As well as contributing numerous articles to dictionaries and journals such as New Grove, the Dictionary of National Biography, Early Music and De Clavicordio — the proceedings of biennial conferences at The International Centre for Clavichord Studies, of which Christopher was co-director — he edited volumes of essays on Music in Eighteenth-Century England and The Keyboard in Baroque Europe. 

In recognition of his work, Christopher received Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Cambridge, Keele and Zurich, and the Royal College of Music, as well as the Handel Prize, the Martinů Medal and the Distinguished Musician Award from the Incorporated Society of Musicians. He was created a CBE in 1989. At the University of Cambridge, he was Emeritus Honorary Professor of Music and an Honorary Fellow not only of his own college, Pembroke, but also of Jesus College. He was a Visiting Professor at both the Royal Academy of Music and King's College London, Professor of Music at Gresham College, a Tutor and Visiting Artist at Harvard University, and Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University.

Christopher died of a brain tumour at his home in Cambridge on 24 September 2014.


Recordings featuring Christopher Hogwood CBE (1941-2014)

12 Concertos Op.9

Albinoni, Tomaso (1671–1751)

Academy of Ancient Music

Andrew Manze violin

Frank de Bruine oboe

Alfredo Bernardini oboe

Christopher Hogwood director & organ

1999, Decca 417 126 2

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Brandenburg Concertos

Bach, JS (1685–1750)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1985, Decca 455 700 2

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Orchestral Suites

Bach, JS (1685–1750)

Academy of Ancient Music

Lisa Beznosiuk flute

Christophe Rousset harpsichord

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1988, Decca 458 069 2

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Violin Concertos

Bach, JS (1685–1750)

Academy of Ancient Music

Jaap Schroder violin

Christopher Hirons violin

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1982, Decca 400 080 2

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Harpsichord Concertos

Bach, JS (1685–1750)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Rousset harpsichord

Rachel Brown flute

Simon Standage violin

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1995, Decca 460 031 2

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Double Concertos

Bach, JS (1685–1750)

Academy of Ancient Music

Catherine Mackintosh violin

Stephen Hammer oboe

Christophe Rousset harpsichord

Jaap Schröder violin

Christopher Hirons violin

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1982, Decca 421 500 2

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Coffee and Peasant Cantatas

Bach, JS (1685–1750)

Academy of Ancient Music

Emma Kirkby soprano

Roger Covey-Crump tenor

David Thomas bass

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1987, Decca 417 621 2

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Wedding Cantatas

Bach, JS (1685–1750)

Academy of Ancient Music

Emma Kirkby soprano

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichords

1999, Decca 455 972 2

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Complete symphonies

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770–1827)

Academy of Ancient Music

Arlene Auger soprano

Catherine Robbin contralto

Anthony Rolfe Johnson tenor

Gregory Reinhart bass

London Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Christopher Hogwood conductor

2004, Decca 476 168 6

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Piano Concertos and Sonatas

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770–1827)

Academy of Ancient Music

Steven Lubin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1988, Decca 421 408 2

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Three Symphonies

Boccherini, Luigi (1743–1805)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1994, Decca 436 993 2

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Symphonies Op.2

Boyce, William (1711–79)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1993, Decca 436 761 2

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Six Concerti grossi Op.3

Geminiani, Francesco (1687–1762)

Academy of Ancient Music

Jaap Schroder violin

Catherine Mackintosh violin

Trevor Jones viola

Anthony Pleeth cello

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1977, Decca SPA 544

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Water Music

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1985, Decca 455 709 2

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Alceste and Comus

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Judith Nelson soprano

Emma Kirkby soprano

Patrizia Kwella soprano

Margaret Cable mezzo-soprano

Paul Elliott tenor

David Thomas bass

Christina Pouns soprano

Catherine Denly mezzo-soprano

Rogers Covey-Crump tenor

Christopher Keyte bass

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1980, Decca 433 183 2

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Alceste and "Tra la fiamme"

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Judith Nelson soprano

Emma Kirkby soprano

Margaret Cable mezzo-soprano

Paul Elliott tenor

David Thomas bass

Christina Pouns soprano

Catherine Denly mezzo-soprano

Rogers Covey-Crump tenor

Christopher Keyte bass

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1980, Decca 473 672 2

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Athalia

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Joan Sutherland Athalia

Emma Kirkby Josabeth

Aled Jones Joas

James Bowman Joad

Anthony Rolfe Johnson Mathan

David Thomas Abner

Choir of New College, Oxford

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1986, Decca 417 126 2

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Esther

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Patrizia Kwella Esther

Anthony Rolfe-Johnson Ahasuerus

Ian Partridge Mordecai

David Thomas Haman

Emma Kirkby Israelite woman

Paul Elliott 1st Israelite

Andrew King 2nd Israelite, Habdonah & officer

Drew Minter Priest

Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir

Chorus of the Academy of Ancient Music conductor

Christopher Hogwood

1985, Decca 414 423 2

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La Resurrezione

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Emma Kirkby Angelo

Patrizia Kwella Maddalena

Carolyn Watkinson Cleofe

Ian Partridge San Giovanni

David Thomas Lucifero

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1982, Decca 421 132 2

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Messiah (Hogwood conductor)

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Judith Nelson soprano

Emma Kirkby soprano

Carolyn Watkinson contralto

Paul Elliott tenor

David Thomas bass

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1980, Decca 430 488 2

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Orlando

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

James Bowman Orlando

Arleen Auger Angelica

Catherine Robbin Medoro

Emma Kirkby Dorinda

David Thomas Zoroastro

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1991, Decca 430 845 2

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Rinaldo

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Bernarda Fink Goffredo

Cecilia Bartoli Almirena

David Daniels Rinaldo

Daniel Taylor Eustazio

Gerald Finley Argante

Luba Orgonasova Armida

Bejun Mehta Mago cristiano

Ana-Maria Rincon Donna & Sirena II

Catherine Bott Sirena 1

Mark Padmore Un araldo

Christopher Hogwood conductor

2000, Decca 467 087 2

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Oratorios

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

2005, Decca 475 673 1

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Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Judith Nelson soprano

Emma Kirkby soprano

Shirley Minty contralto

James Bowman counter-tenor

Martyn Hill tenor

David Thomas bass

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Simon Preston conductor

1978, Decca 421 654 2

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Italian Cantatas

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Emma Kirkby soprano

Michel Piquet oboe & recorder

Rachel Beckett recorder

Charles Medlam viol da gamba

Jane Coe cello continuo

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1985, Decca 414 473 2

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Utrecht Te Deum & Jubilate

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

Academy of Ancient Music

Judith Nelson soprano

Emma Kirkby soprano

Shirley Minty contralto

James Bowman counter-tenor

Martyn Hill tenor

David Thomas bass

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Simon Preston conductor

Alceste:

Judith Nelson & emma Kirkby sopranos

Margaret Cable mezzo-soprano

Paul Elliot tenor

David Thomas bass

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1980, Decca 458 072 2

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Symphonies Vol.1

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1993, Decca 436 428 2

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Symphonies Vol.2

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1993, Decca 436 592 2

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Symphonies Vol.3

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1992, Decca 433 661 2

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Symphonies Vol.4

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1990, Decca 436 082 2

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Symphonies Vol.5

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1992, Decca 433 012 2

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Symphonies Vol.6

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1994, Decca 440 222 2

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Symphonies Vol.7

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1996, Decca 443 777 2

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Symphonies Vol.8

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1998, Decca 443 781 2

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Symphonies Vol.9

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1999, Decca 460 776 2

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Symphonies Vol.10

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

2000, Decca 466 941 2

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Symphonies Nos.94, 100 & 104

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Symphony No.94:

Monica Hugget violin

Jan Schlapp viola

Anthony Pleeth cello

Stephen Preston flute

Symphonies Nos.100 & 104:

Simon Standage violin

Micaela Comberti violin

Trevor Jones viola

Jennifer Ward Clarke cello

Liza Beznosiuk flute

Christopher Hogwood director & fortepiano

1983, Decca 443 194 2

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Cello Concertos

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christophe Coin cello

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1983, Decca 414 615 2

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Trumpet Concerto

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Friedemann Immer keyed trumpet

Timothy Brown natural horn

Christopher Hogwood director & chamber organ

1987, Decca 417 610 2

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Trumpet Concerto

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Friedemann Immer keyed trumpet

Timothy Brown natural horn

Christopher Hogwood director & chamber organ

Alan Hacker director & clarinet (The Music Party)

1976, 1985, 1987, Decca 473 673 2

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The Creation

Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809)

Academy of Ancient Music

Emma Kirkby Gabriel, Eve

Anthony Rolfe Johnson Uriel

Michael George Raphael, Adam

Choir of New College, Oxford

Kym Ampf mezzo-soprano solo

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1990, Decca 430 397 2

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Sacred Works

Monteverdi, Claudio (1567–1643)

Academy of Ancient Music

Emma Kirkby soprano

Judith Nelson soprano

Nigel Rogers tenor

Christopher Hogwood director

Also features:

George Malcolm & the Choir of the Carmelite Priory, London

John Eliot Gardiner & the Monteverdi Choir

Bernard Rose & the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

George Guest & the Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge

1998, Decca 458 829 2

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Complete Symphonies

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Jaap Schröder leader

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1985, Decca 452 496 2

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Symphonies: Salzburg 1766–1772

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Jaap Schröder leader

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1981, Decca 417 518 2

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Symphonies: Salzburg 1772–1773

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Jaap Schröder leader

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1979, Decca 476 171 8

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Keyboard Concertos Nos.1–4

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin harpsichord

Christopher Hogwood conductor

2001, Decca 466 131 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.11 & 13

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1995, Decca 444 571 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.18 & 19

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1996, Decca 452 051 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.5, 16 & 14

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1999, Decca 458 285 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.9 & 12

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1994, Decca 443 328 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.15 & 26

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1997, Decca 455 814 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.17 & 20

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood director

1997, Decca 455 607 2

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Piano Concertos Nos.23 & 22

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Robert Levin fortepiano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1998, Decca 452 052 2

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Violin Concertos

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Simon Standage violin

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1991, Decca 455 721 2

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Wind Concertos

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Anthony Pay basset clarinet

Michel Piquet oboe

Lisa Beznousiuk flute

Frances Kelly harp

Danny Bond bassoon

Anthony Halstead horn

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1986, Decca 460 027 2

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"Posthorn" Serenade

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1996, Decca 452 604 2

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Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Simon Standage violin

Micaela Comberti violin

Trevor Jones viola

Jenifer Ward-Clark cello

Barry Guy double bass

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1984, Decca 411 720 2

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Concert arias from Zaide & Il Re Pastore

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Emma Kirkby soprano

Christopher Hirons solo violin

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1990, Decca 425 835 2

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Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Lynne Dawson Konstanze

Marianna Hirsti Blonde

Uwe Heilmann Belmonte

Wilfried Gahmlich Pedrillo

Gunther vin Kannen Osmin

Wolfgang Hinze Selim

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1991, Decca 473 804 2

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Exsultate Jubilate

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Emma Kirkby soprano

Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1984, Decca 411 832 2

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La Clemenza di Tito

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Uwe Heilmann Tito

Cecilia Bartoli Sesto

Della Jones Vitellia

Barbara Bonney Servilia

Diana Montague Annio

Gilles Cachemille Publio

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1995, Decca 444 131 2

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Requiem

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Emma Kirkby soprano

Carolyn Watkinson contralto

Anthony Rolfe-Johnson tenor

David Thomas bass

Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir (David Hill choir master)

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1984, Decca 411 712 2

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Sacred Masterworks

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Requiem:

Emma Kirkby soprano

Carolyn Watkinson contralto

Anthony Rolfe-Johnson tenor

David Thomas bass

Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir (David Hill choir master)

Coronation Mass:

Emma Kirkby soprano

Catherine Robbin contralto

John Mark Ainsley tenor

Michael George bass

Winchester Cathedral Choir

Winchester College Quiristers

Great Mass in C minor:

Arleen Auger soprano

Lynne Dawson soprano

John Mark Ainsley tenor

David Thomas bass

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1984, Decca 460 025 2

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Mozart’s Adagios

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

Also features:

Vienne Mozart Ensemble

Camerata Academica

London Symphony Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

Vienne Wind Soloists

1998, Decca 460 191 2

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The Greatest Mozart Show on Earth

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

Also features:

Choir of St John's College, Cambridge

King's College Choir, Cambridge

Wiener Octet

Wiener Kammerorchester

Winchester College Quiristers

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Wren Orchestra

Wiener Mozart Ensemble

Wiener Philharmoniker

2000, Decca 466 494 2

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Barbara Bonney sings Mozart

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–91)

Academy of Ancient Music

Barbara Bonney soprano

Christopher Hogwood conductor

Also features:

The Drottingham Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus

1988, Decca 460 571 2

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Marian Vespers

Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista (1710–36)

Academy of Ancient Music

Sophie Daneman soprano

Noemi Kiss soprano

Choir of New College, Oxford

Edward Higginbottom conductor

2002, Erato 0927 46684 2

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Complete Theatre Music

Purcell, Henry (1659–95)

Academy of Ancient Music

Judith Nelson soprano

Elizabeth Lane soprano

Joy Roberts soprano

Prudence Lloyd soprano

Emma Kirkby soprano

James Bowman countertenor

Martyn Hill tenor

Rogers Covey-Crump tenor

Paul Elliott tenor

Alan Byers tenor

Peter Bamber tenor

Julian Pike tenor

Christopher Kyte bass

Geoffrey Shaw bass

Michael George bass

David Thomas bass

1990, Decca 475 529 2

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Dido & Aeneas

Purcell, Henry (1659–95)

Academy of Ancient Music

Catherine Bott Dido

Emma Kirkby Belinda

John Mark Ainsley Aeneas

David Thomas sorceress

Elizabeth Priday first witch

Sara Stowe second witch

Daniel Lochman first sailor

Michael Chance spirit

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1994, Decca 475 719 5

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The Echoing Air

Purcell, Henry (1659–95)

Academy of Ancient Music

Sylvia McNair soprano

Laurence Dreyfus cello and viola da gamba

Paul O'Dette archlute

Christopher Hogwood director & keyboards

1995, Philips 446 081 2

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The Glory of Purcell

Purcell, Henry (1659–95)

Academy of Ancient Music

Catherine Bott soprano

Emma Kirkby soprano

Alfred Deller countertenor

James Bowman countertenor

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1995, Decca 444 620 2

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The Indian Queen

Purcell, Henry (1659–95)

Academy of Ancient Music

Catherine Bott Inca princess, a married woman

Emma Kirkby Indian girl, Zempoalla, Cupid

John Mark Ainsley Indian boy, Fame

David Thomas Envy, high priest

Libby Crabtree a follower of hymen

Gerald Finley god of dreams

Daniel Lochman first sailor

Michael Chance spirit

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1995, Decca 444 339 2

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The World of Henry Purcell

Purcell, Henry (1659–95)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood director

Also features:

English Chamber Orchestra

Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge

1984, Decca 443 393 2

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Double & Triple Concertos

Telemann, Georg Philipp (1681– 1767)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood director & keyboards

1983, Decca 411 949 2

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L’Estro Armonico

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Simon Preston flute

John Holloway violin

Monica Huggett violin

Catherine Mackintosh violin

Elizabeth Wilcock violin

Christopher Hogwood director & keyboards

1977, Decca 458 078 2

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La Stravaganza Op.4

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Monica Huggett violin

Christopher Hogwood director & keyboards

1987, Decca 417 502 2

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La Cetra Op.9

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Simon Standage violin

Catherine Mackintosh 2nd violin

Christopher Hogwood director & keyboards

1989, Decca 421 366 2

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Flute Concertos Op.10

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Stephen Preston flute

Christopher Hogwood director & keyboards

1977, Decca 444 163 2

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Concertos Op.11

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Stanley Ritchie violin

Frank de Bruine oboe

Christopher Hogwood director & keyboards

1993, Decca 436 127 2

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Bassoon Concertos

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Danny Bond bassoon

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1995, Decca 436 867 2

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Three Cello Concertos & Three Cello Sonatas

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christophe Coin cello

Christopher Hogwood director & keyboards

1991, Decca 433 052 2

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Six Cello Concertos

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christophe Coin cello

Christopher Hogwood director & chamber organ

1989, Decca 421 732 2

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Nine Concertos

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood conductor

1978, Decca 443 198 2

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Concerto 'per Flautino'

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Emma Kirkby soprano

Michael Copley soprano recorder

Claire Shanks baroque oboe

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1989, Decca 421 655 2

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Concerto for two mandolins

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

John Holloway violin

Monica Huggett violin

Catherine Mackintosh violin

Elizabeth Wilcock violin

Susan Sheppard cello

Christopher Hogwood conductor

Also includes performances by:

New London Consort (Philip Pickett director)

The Bach Ensemble (Joshua Rifkin conductor)

1988, Decca 455 703 2

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Oboe Concertos

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Stephen Hammer oboe

Frank De Bruine oboe

Eric Hoeprich clarinet

Antony Pay clarinet

Christopher Hogwood director & harpsichord

1993, Decca 433 674 2

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The Four Seasons

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Concerto No. 1:

Christopher Hirons violin

Concerto No. 2:

John Holloway violin

Concerto No. 3:

Alison Bury violin

Concerto No. 4:

Catherine Mackintosh violin

Christopher Hogwood director & keyboards

1983, Decca 475 909 8

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Stabat Mater

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

James Bowman counter-tenor

Christopher Hogwood director

1976, Decca 414 329 2

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A festival of Vivaldi

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Christopher Hogwood director & keyboards

1990, Decca 425 641 2

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