Christopher Hogwood

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Born: September 10, 1941   Died: September 24, 2014; Cambridge, England   Country: England  
Christopher Hogwood was one of the most prominent conductors of period-instrument performances of Classical and Baroque music. He studied classical literature in addition to music at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in 1964. His harpsichord instructors were Rafael Puyana and Gustav Leonhardt. Leonhardt, the British harpsichordist Thurston Dart, and conductor Raymond Leppard, all prominent in early music research and Read more performance, influenced Hogwood's career path. The British Council gave him a scholarship, enabling him to spend a year in Prague at the Charles University and the Prague Academy of Music.
In 1967 David Munrow and Hogwood co-founded the Early Music Consort to undertake authentic performances of medieval music. Munrow's approach attracted fans and raised eyebrows. The performances were lively, with driving dance rhythms, and the group began to record extensively.
In 1973 Hogwood founded the Academy of Ancient Music, taking its name from a London music society and orchestra of the eighteenth century. Hogwood's group was the first British ensemble formed to play music of the Baroque and early Classical periods on original instruments, a more lightly elegant specialty than that of Munrow's group. The AAM quickly became one of the most popular and influential organizations in the "authentic performance" movement. (Hogwood preferred the less confrontational term "historically informed performance" to "authentic.") They record frequently on Decca's imprint L'Oiseau-Lyre and have forged forward into High Classicism, releasing complete sets of Mozart and Haydn symphonies. Hogwood's interpretations are instantly recognizable, with a restrained, technically perfect style that diverged fundamentally from the glittering Baroque performances that were the norm.
Hogwood did not limited his activities to period-instrument groups or Classical and Baroque music. Since 1981 he has regularly conducted leading American orchestras, and he conducted his first opera in America in 1983, a production of Mozart's Don Giovanni in St. Louis. He brought to standard-instrument ensembles many of the interpretive principles he developed from his research, and often juxtaposed his Baroque and Classical interpretations with twentieth century music of the Neo-Classical style, from such composers as Stravinsky, Martinu, and Tippett.
From 1983 to 1985 he was artistic director of London's Mostly Mozart Festival at the Barbican Centre, and was conductor laureate of the Handel & Haydn Society, Boston's historic concert organization, which now includes America's leading orchestra of period instruments. He was musical director of the St. Paul (Minnesota) Chamber Orchestra from 1987 to 1992. He regularly guest conducted and served as director for a number of festivals. In 2000, he was named principal guest conductor of the Kammerorchester Basel, taking on the same position with the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada the following year.
Hogwood said that his busy schedule afforded him insufficient time to teach, but took a step toward correcting that state of affairs in 1992 when he was named visiting professor of Early Music Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and a visiting professor at King's College, London. He taught frequently at Harvard and was an honorary professor at the University of Cambridge. Hogwood also published several widely praised books, including a biography of Handel. Read less
J. C. Bach: Six Favorite Overtures / Hogwood, AAM
Release Date: 10/17/2011   Label: L'oiseau Lyre  
Catalog: 417148   Number of Discs: 1
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Haydn: Symphonies 1-75, 94, 96, 100, 104, 107, 108 / Hogwood, AAM
Release Date: 04/14/2015   Label: L'oiseau Lyre  
Catalog: 002295902   Number of Discs: 32
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Handel: Messiah / Hogwood, Academy Of Ancient Music [2 CDs & 1 Blu-ray]
Release Date: 04/14/2015   Label: L'oiseau Lyre  
Catalog: 002298460   Number of Discs: 3
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Modern Classicists Vol. 1 - Stravinsky, Honegger, Martinu / Hogwood
Release Date: 03/08/2005   Label: Arte Nova  
Catalog: 862360   Number of Discs: 1
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Christopher Hogwood Conducts Music For The Theater Vol 1
Release Date: 04/12/2005   Label: Arte Nova  
Catalog: 611030   Number of Discs: 1
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Composers

Biography

Born: September 10, 1941   Died: September 24, 2014; Cambridge, England   Country: England  
Christopher Hogwood was one of the most prominent conductors of period-instrument performances of Classical and Baroque music. He studied classical literature in addition to music at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in 1964. His harpsichord instructors were Rafael Puyana and Gustav Leonhardt. Leonhardt, the British harpsichordist Thurston Dart, and conductor Raymond Leppard, all prominent in early music research and Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht...Hat man nicht mit seinen Kindern
"Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee susse"
Mädchen, die von harten Sinnen
Heute noch
Die Katze lässt das Mausen nicht
1. Ouverture
2-3. Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet...Nu, Mieke, gib dein Guschel immer her
4-5 Ach es schmeckt doch gar zu gut
6-7. Ach, Herr Schösser, geht nicht gar zu schlimm
8-9. Unser trefflicher, lieber Kammerherr
10-11: Das ist galant, es spricht niemand
12-13. Fünfzig Taler bares Geld
14-15: Klein-Zsocher müsse so zart und süße
16-17: Es nehme zehntausend Dukaten
18-19: Gib, Schöne, viel Söhne
20-21: Dein Wachstum sei feste
22. Arie: Und daß ihr's alle wißt
24. Chor (Duetto): Wir gehn nun, wo der Dudelsack
1. Adagio: Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten
2. Recit: Die Welt wird wieder neu
3. Aria: Phöbus eilt mit schnellen Pferden
4. Recit: D'rum sucht auch Amor sein Vergnügen
5. Aria: Wenn die Frühlingslüfte streichen
6. Recit: Und dieses ist das Glücke
7. Aria: Sich üben im Lieben
8. Recit: So sei das Band der keuschen Liebe
9. Gavotte: Sehet in Zufriedenheit
2. Recitativo: Ich habe genug! Mein Trost ist nur allein
3. Aria: Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen
1. Recit: O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit
2. Aria: Spielet, ihr beseelten Lieder
3. Recit: Doch haltet ein, ihr muntern Saiten
4. Aria: Ruhet hie, matte Töne
5. Recit: So glaubt man denn, daß die Musik verführe
6. Aria: Schweigt, ihr Flöten, schweigt ihr Töne
7. Recit: Was Luft? was Grab?
8. Aria: Großer Gönner, dein Vergnügen
9. Recit: Hochteurer Mann, so fahre ferner fort
10. Aria: Seid beglückt
Sonata
Tu fedel? tu costante?
Cento belle ami, Fileno
L' occhio nero vivace di Filli
Se Licori, Filli ed io
Ma, se non hai più...Se non ti piace amarmi
Sì, crudel, ti lascierò
Mi palpita il cor
Ho tanti affanni in petto
Clori, di te mi lagno
S'un dì m'adora la mia crudele
Alpestre monte
Io son ben ch'il vostro orrore
Quindi men vengo a voi
Almen dopo il fato mio
Tra le fiamme tu scherzi pergioco
Dedalo già le fortunate penne
Pien di nuovo e bel diletto
Sì, sì, purtroppo è vero
Voli per l'aria chi può volare
L'uomo che nacque per salire al Cielo
Tra le fiamme tu scherzi per salire per gioco
"Nell'Africaine selve....Langue trema"
"Nice, là fra confine....Chiedo amore"
"Nella stagion che...Ride il fiore"
"Così la ninfa...Tergei il ciglio lagrimoso"
1. Exsultate, jubilate
Tandem advenit hora
3. Tu virginum corona
4. Alleluia


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