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The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) is a period-instrument orchestra based in London, re-founded by harpsichordist Christopher Hogwood in 1973 and named after an original organisation of the 18th century. The musicians play on either original instruments or modern copies of instruments from the period of time the music was composed. They generally play Baroque and Classical music , though have played some new compositions for baroque orchestra in recent years. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667- July 20, 1752) was a German composer. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Giovanni Bononcini (1670 - June 19, 1747), was an Italian Baroque composer and cellist, one of a family of musicians. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Francesco Geminiani (December 5, 1687 – September 17, 1762), Italian violinist, composer, and music theorist, was born at Lucca. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Maurice Greene (1696-1755), English composer and organist; Maurice Greene (b. ... The historically informed performance, period performance, or authentic performance movement is an approach by musicians and scholars to research and perform works of classical music in ways similar to how they may have been performed when they were originally written. ... Christopher Jarvis Haley Hogwood CBE (born 10 September 1941) is an English conductor, harpsichordist, writer and scholar of music. ... Baroque music describes an era and a set of styles of European classical music which were in widespread use between approximately 1600 and 1750. ... The Classical period in Western music occurred from about 1730 through 1820, despite considerable overlap at both ends with preceding and following periods, as is true for all musical eras. ... The Baroque Orchestra is the earliest example of a true orchestra which came into existence in the mid-late 1600s. ...


Original organization

The original Academy of Ancient Music was founded in London, England in 1726 for the purpose of studying and performing 'old' music — defined initially as anything composed at least a century earlier but soon grew to include more contemporary composers, including William Croft, Maurice Greene, Bernard Gates, Giovanni Bononcini, Senesino, Nicola Haym, Francesco Geminiani, Pier Francesco Tosi, John Ernest Galliard, Charles Dieupart, Jean-Baptiste Loeillet and Giuseppe Riva. Handel was never a member, although the society would study and perform his music as well as their own, and that of other composers of the day. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... See also: 1725 in music, other events of 1726, 1727 in music, list of years in music. ... William Croft (December 30 (baptism), 1678 - August 14, 1727) was an English composer and teacher. ... Maurice Greene (August 12, 1696 - December 1, 1755) was an English composer and organist. ... Giovanni Bononcini (1670 - June 19, 1747), was an Italian Baroque composer and cellist, one of a family of musicians. ... Senesino (Francesco Bernardi) (1690?-1750?) was a celebrated Italian castrato who worked in London for some time. ... Nicola Francesco Haym (b Rome, 6 July 1678; d London, 31 July 1729). ... Francesco Geminiani (December 5, 1687 – September 17, 1762), Italian violinist, composer, and music theorist, was born at Lucca. ... Pier Francesco Tosi (around 1653 - 1732) was a castrato singer and writer on music. ... Jean-Baptiste Loeillet (1680–June 19, 1730) was a Belgian flutist, oboist, and harpsichordist who worked in London and died there. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ...


Directors of the organization included Johann Christoph Pepusch (from 1735 onwards), Benjamin Cooke and Samuel Arnold (from 1789 onwards). Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667- July 20, 1752) was a German composer. ... See also: 1734 in music, other events of 1735, 1736 in music, list of years in music. ... Benjamin Cooke (1734-1793) was a British composer and musician. ... Samuel Arnold (1740 - October 22, 1802) was an English composer. ... See also: 1788 in music, other events of 1789, 1790 in music, list of years in music. ...


Modern revival

In 1973, the Academy of Ancient Music was revived by the British conductor and harpsichordist Christopher Hogwood for the purpose of playing 18th- and early 19th-century music on period instruments. For choral works, it is joined either by the Academy of Ancient Music Chorus or by a cathedral or collegiate choir with boys' voices. In 1996 the Academy of Ancient Music appointed Paul Goodwin as Associate Conductor and Andrew Manze as Associate Director under Christopher Hogwood. In 2003 Andrew Manze resigned as Associate director to be replaced in 2005 by Richard Egarr. On September 1, 2006, Richard Egarr succeeded Hogwood as Music Director of the Academy and Hogwood received the title of Emeritus Director. Christopher Jarvis Haley Hogwood CBE (born 10 September 1941) is an English conductor, harpsichordist, writer and scholar of music. ... The authentic performance movement is an effort on the part of musicians and scholars to perform works of classical music in ways similar to how they were performed when they were originally written. ... Andrew Manze (born 14th January 1965, Beckenham) is known as one of the foremost baroque violinists of the present generation. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Egarr is a British keyboard performer and conductor. ... Emeritus (IPA pronunciation: or ) is an adjective that is used in the title of a retired professor, bishop or other professional. ...


The Academy of Ancient Music was the first orchestra to record all of Mozart's symphonies on period instruments. The Academy has since recorded the complete piano concertos and symphonies of Beethoven, and is part way through recording the complete Haydn symphonies and the complete Mozart piano concertos with fortepianist Robert Levin. The Academy has also recorded Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Handel's Orlando and Rinaldo, Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, Haydn's L'anima del filosofo and over 200 other recordings for Decca, Harmonia Mundi, EMI and the new live recording label Wigmore Hall Live. “Mozart” redirects here. ... A piano concerto is a concerto for solo piano and orchestra. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Beethoven” redirects here. ... “Haydn” redirects here. ... Fortepiano by Paul McNulty after Walter & Sohn, ca. ... Robert D. Levin (b. ... Henry Purcell Henry Purcell (IPA: [1]; September 10 (?) [2], 1659–November 21, 1695), a Baroque composer, is generally considered to be one of Englands greatest composers. ... The Composer, Henry Purcell Dido and Aeneas is an opera by the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell, from a libretto by Nahum Tate. ... Handel opera composed in 1733. ... Rinaldo is an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel, now a part of the standard operatic repertoire. ... La clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus), K. 621, was an opera seria written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ...


The commissioning of new works under Paul Goodwin represented a new development for the orchestra. The first commission and recording, John Tavener's Eternity's Sunrise, met with enthusiastic critical acclaim and led to a second new Tavener work and recording, Total Eclipse. David Bedford's Like a Strand of Scarlet followed in 2001 and, in 2003, the AAM premiered John Woolrich's Arcangelo, written to mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of Arcangelo Corelli. The next commission in 2006 celebrated the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth with a work from the Scottish-American composer, Thea Musgrave, Journey into Light which was written as a companion piece to Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate. Paul Goodwin is an English oboist and conductor, specialising in baroque and neo-baroque music. ... John Tavener should not be confused with the sixteenth-century composer John Taverner. ... David Vickerman Bedford (born August 4, 1937) is a British composer and musician. ... Arcangelo Corelli (February 17, 1653 – January 8, 1713) was an influential Italian violinist and composer of Baroque music. ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... Thea Musgrave (b. ... Exsultate, Jubilate K. 165, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was written in 1773. ...


Both Tavener recordings are on Harmonia Mundi, for whom The AAM has made a large number of CDs: Mozart's Zaïde and Christmas music by Schütz and his contemporaries (conducted by Paul Goodwin); violin concertos by J.S. Bach and Vivaldi, and concerto grossos by Handel and Geminiani (directed by Andrew Manze); and Bach's harpsichord concertos (played by Richard Egarr). Choral recordings include works by Bach, Handel, Purcell and Vivaldi with King's College Choir under Stephen Cleobury, and two recordings with Edward Higginbottom and New College Choir: Pergolesi's Marian Vespers and Coronation Anthems, a collection of music from 17th and 18th-century English coronations. Zaide is an unfinished opera, K. 344, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1780. ... Schütz, Schuetz refers to: Alfred Schütz (1899-1959), Soziologe, Philosoph Arthur Schütz (1880-1960), Schriftsteller und Ingenieur, see German article Bernard Schutz Dennis Schuetz Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), composer Helga Schütz (*1937), Schriftstellerin, see German article Klaus Schütz (*1926), Politiker, see German article Manfred... For other people named Bach and other meanings of the word, see Bach (disambiguation). ... Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi (March 4, 1678, Venice – July 28, 1741, Vienna), nicknamed Il Prete Rosso, meaning The Red Priest, was an Italian priest and baroque music composer. ... The concerto grosso (plural concerti grossi) (Italian for big concert) was a popular form of baroque music using an ensemble and usually having four to six movements in which the musical material is passed between a small group of soloists (the concertino) and full orchestra (the ripieno). ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Francesco Geminiani (December 5, 1687 – September 17, 1762) was an Italian violinist, composer, and music theorist. ... A harpsichord concerto is a concerto for harpsichord and orchestra. ... Richard Egarr is a British keyboard performer and conductor. ... Purcell is a family name in English. ... Full name The King’s College of Our Lady and St Nicholas in Cambridge Motto Veritas et Utilitas Truth and usefulness Named after Henry VI Previous names - Established 1441 Sister College(s) New College, Oxford Provost Prof. ... Stephen Cleobury (b. ... and of the New College College name New College of St Mary Latin name Collegium Novum Oxoniensis/Collegium Sanctae Mariae Wintoniae Named after Mary, mother of Jesus Established 1379 Sister college Kings College, Cambridge Warden Prof. ... Pergolesi was the surname of more than one famous person: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, (1710-1736), composer, the one usually meant. ... Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685–1759) There are four Coronation Anthems Zadok the Priest The King Shall Rejoice My Heart Is Inditing Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened Categories: | ...


The orchestra regularly plays at prestigious venues and festivals in the United Kingdom and around the world including London's Wigmore Hall, Barbican Arts Centre, the BBC Proms and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. The Wigmore Halls entrance is framed by a distinctive iron and glass canopy Wigmore Hall is a recital hall that specialises in chamber music. ... Barbican Arts Centre and lakeside terrace Interior - concert hall foyer; library and gallery above The Barbican Arts Centre is an arts venue at the eastern edge of the Barbican Estate in the City of London, England. ... A Promenade concert in the Royal Albert Hall, 2004. ... The Concertgebouw is a concert hall in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ...


The AAM is Orchestra-in-Residence at the University of Cambridge. The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ...


External links

  • http://www.aam.co.uk/ - official website
  • The Original Academy of Ancient Music - by William Weber

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In 1973, the Academy of Ancient Music was revived by the British conductor and harpsichordist Christopher Hogwood for the purpose of playing 18th- and early 19th-century music on period instruments.
The Academy of Ancient Music was the first orchestra to record all of Mozart's symphonies on period instruments.
The AAM is Orchestra-in-Residence at the University of Cambridge.
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