Academy of Ancient Music

Introduction

The Academy of Ancient Music is an orchestra with a worldwide reputation for excellence in baroque and classical music. It takes inspiration directly from the music’s composers, using historically informed techniques, period-specific instruments and original sources to bring music to life in committed, vibrant performances.

The ensemble was founded by Christopher Hogwood in 1973 and remains at the forefront of the worldwide early music scene more than four decades on; Richard Egarr became its Music Director in 2006.

The Academy of Ancient Music has always been a pioneer. It was established to make the first British recordings of orchestral works using instruments from the baroque and classical periods and has released more than 300 discs, many of which are still considered definitive performances. (Among its countless accolades for recording are Classic BRIT, Gramophone and Edison awards.)  It has now established its own record label, AAM Records, and is proud to be the most listened-to orchestra of its kind online.

This season AAM collaborates with Michael Collins, VOCES8, Lucie Horsch, Nicolas Altstaedt, Tenebrae, the BBC Singers, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and the Grange Festival. Programmes include large-scale vocal masterpieces such as Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Handel’s Israel in Egypt, as well as concert performances of operas including Dido and Aeneas and The Marriage of Figaro.

 


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Introduction

The Academy of Ancient Music is an orchestra with a worldwide reputation for excellence in baroque and classical music. It takes inspiration directly from the music’s composers, using historically informed techniques, period-specific instruments and original sources to bring music to life in committed, vibrant performances.

The ensemble was founded by Christopher Hogwood in 1973 and remains at the forefront of the worldwide early music scene more than four decades on; Richard Egarr became its Music Director in 2006.

The Academy of Ancient Music has always been a pioneer. It was established to make the first British recordings of orchestral works using instruments from the baroque and classical periods and has released more than 300 discs, many of which are still considered definitive performances. (Among its countless accolades for recording are Classic BRIT, Gramophone and Edison awards.)  It has now established its own record label, AAM Records, and is proud to be the most listened-to orchestra of its kind online.

This season AAM collaborates with Michael Collins, VOCES8, Lucie Horsch, Nicolas Altstaedt, Tenebrae, the BBC Singers, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and the Grange Festival. Programmes include large-scale vocal masterpieces such as Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Handel’s Israel in Egypt, as well as concert performances of operas including Dido and Aeneas and The Marriage of Figaro.

 

Performance Schedule

 
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    19:45 21 Nov 2019 SPOT Groningen , GRONINGEN

    CPE BACH Symphony A major; Cantata Nr. 200, countertenor & strings
    JS BACH Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor; Erbame Dich (from St. Matthew Passion) for violin, countertenor, strings
    HAYDN Symphony No.4 in D major; ‘Fac me vere tecum flere’ from Stabat Mater; Concerto for Violin in G major

    Violinist: Viktoria Mullova

    Countertenor: James Hall

    Conductor: Richard Egarr
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