Monica Huggett

Biography

Born: May 16, 1953; London, England  
Monica Huggett has evolved from a hardworking fixture of the historical performance movement to a true star of the Baroque violin, essaying virtuoso works like the Bach sonatas and partitas and founding her own performing group. Huggett was born in London and educated at the Green School for Girls, moving on to the Royal Academy of Music and intending to pursue a career as a conventional violinist. The first time she played a Baroque violin, Read more however, she felt an immediate connection with the instrument. She studied with several of the major figures who brought historical-instrument performances into the mainstream of concert life, including Sigiswald Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt, and Ton Koopman, the last named of whom became something of a mentor. The two worked together to found the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1980, and Huggett became the group's leader. Later, both musicians became involved with the Portland (OR) Baroque Orchestra in the U.S.

Steadily, Huggett began to make more solo appearances in concert and on recordings. Her set of the Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin was named an Editors' Choice by Gramophone magazine in December 1997, and her 2001 set of Biber's spectacular violin sonatas was especially widely praised: "This is a disc that merits the attention of anybody who appreciates the highest flights of violin playing, from whatever period," raved the Telegraph. Huggett was notable for the chronological range of the repertory she performed; she played everything from Renaissance consort music to Beethoven's Violin Concerto, selecting appropriate instruments for each. She was adventurous in terms of the concepts of her recordings; Haydn and the Gypsies, a 2001 disc exploring the influence of Romany music on Haydn and other composers, was a notable example. After making guest conducting appearances with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Huggett founded her own ensemble, Sonnerie, in the mid-1990s. That group likewise made frequent successes with unfamiliar repertoire; its 2003 disc The World's First Piano Concertos, featuring works by J.C. Bach, Abel, Hayes, and Hook, was both attractive and challenging in its assertion of a new dividing line between piano and harpsichord repertoire. Between concert tours, Huggett serves as professor of Baroque violin at her alma mater, the Royal Academy of Music. Read less

Biography

Born: May 16, 1953; London, England  
Monica Huggett has evolved from a hardworking fixture of the historical performance movement to a true star of the Baroque violin, essaying virtuoso works like the Bach sonatas and partitas and founding her own performing group. Huggett was born in London and educated at the Green School for Girls, moving on to the Royal Academy of Music and intending to pursue a career as a conventional violinist. The first time she played a Baroque violin, Read more
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Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" BWV 51: Aria : Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!
Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" BWV 51: Aria : Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G BWV1049: III. Presto
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G BWV1049: III. Presto
Cantata No. 82, 'Ich habe genug' BWV82: Aria: Ich habe genug
Cantata No. 82, 'Ich habe genug' BWV82: Recitativo: Ich habe genug
Cantata No. 82, 'Ich habe genug' BWV82: Aria: Schlummert ein
Cantata No. 82, 'Ich habe genug' BWV82: Recititavo: Mein Gott! wann kommt das Schöne Nun!
Cantata No. 82, 'Ich habe genug' BWV82: Aria: Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod
Cantata No. 199, 'Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut' BWV199: Recitativo: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut
Cantata No. 199, 'Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut' BWV199: Aria: Stumme Seufzer, stille Klagen
Cantata No. 199, 'Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut' BWV199: Recitativo: Doch Gott muss mir genädig sein
Cantata No. 199, 'Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut' BWV199: Aria: Tiefgebückt und voller Reue
Cantata No. 199, 'Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut' BWV199: Recitativo: Auf die Schmerzens
Cantata No. 199, 'Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut' BWV199: Choral: Ich Dein betrübtes Kind
Cantata No. 199, 'Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut' BWV199: Recitativo: Ich lege mich in diese Wunden
Cantata No. 199, 'Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut' BWV199: Aria: Wie freudig ist mein Herz
Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" BWV 51: Aria : Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!
Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" BWV 51: Recitativo: Wir beten zu dem Tempel an
Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" BWV 51: Aria: Höchster, mache deine Güte
Cantata No. 51, "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen" BWV 51: Chorale: Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren
Cantata No. 209, 'Non sa che sia dolore' BWV209: Sinfonia
Cantata No. 209, 'Non sa che sia dolore' BWV209: Recitativo: non sa che sia dolore (S)
Cantata No. 209, 'Non sa che sia dolore' BWV209: Aria: Parti pur, e con dolore (S)
Cantata No. 209, 'Non sa che sia dolore' BWV209: Recitativo: Tuo saver al tempo (S)
Cantata No. 209, 'Non sa che sia dolore' BWV209: Aria: Riceti gramezza e pavento (S)
Cantata No. 202, 'Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten' BWV202(Wedding Cantata): Aria: Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten
Cantata No. 202, 'Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten' BWV202(Wedding Cantata): Recitativo: Die Welt wird wieder neu
Cantata No. 202, 'Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten' BWV202(Wedding Cantata): Aria: Phoebus eilt mit schnellen Pferden
Cantata No. 202, 'Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten' BWV202(Wedding Cantata): Recitativo: Drumsucht auch Amor
Cantata No. 202, 'Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten' BWV202(Wedding Cantata): Aria: Wenn die Frühlingslüfte
Cantata No. 202, 'Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten' BWV202(Wedding Cantata): Recitativo: Und dieses ist das Glükke
Cantata No. 202, 'Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten' BWV202(Wedding Cantata): Aria: Sich üben im Lieben
Cantata No. 202, 'Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten' BWV202(Wedding Cantata): Recitativo: So sei das Band
Cantata No. 202, 'Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten' BWV202(Wedding Cantata): Recitativo: So sei das Band
Cantata No. 202, 'Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten' BWV202(Wedding Cantata): Gavotte: Sehet in Zufriedenheit
Cantata No. 202, 'Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten' BWV202(Wedding Cantata): Gavotte: Sehet in Zufriedenheit
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F BWV1046: I. [Allegro]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F BWV1046: II. Adagio
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F BWV1046: III. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F BWV1046: IV. Menuet - Trio I - Menuet - Polonaise - Menuet - Trio II - Menuet
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F BWV1047: I. [Allegro]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F BWV1047: II. Andante
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F BWV1047: III. Allegro assai
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G BWV1048: I. [Allegro]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G BWV1048: II. Adagio - III. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G BWV1049: I. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G BWV1049: II. Andante
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G BWV1049: III. Presto
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D BWV1050: I. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D BWV1050: II. Affettuoso
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D BWV1050: III. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat BWV1051: I. [Allegro]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat BWV1051: II. Adagio ma non tanto
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat BWV1051: III. Allegro
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat major K207: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat major K207: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat major K207: III. Presto
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major K211: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major K211: II. Andante
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major K211: III. Rondeau
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K 219, 'Turkish': I. Allegro aperto
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K 219, 'Turkish': II. Adagio
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major K 219, 'Turkish': III. Rondeau (Tempo di menuetto - Allegro)
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K216: I. Allegro
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K216: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K216: III. Rondeau (Allegro - Andante - Allegretto)
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major K218: I. Allegro
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major K218: II. Andante cantabile
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major K218: III. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo)
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Dolce
IV. Allegro
I. Ouverture
II. La Trompette
III. Sarabande
IV. Rondeau
V. Bourrée
VI. Courante - Double
VII. Gigue (Presto)
I. Ouverture
II. Les Plaisirs I - II
III. Air à l'Italien (Largo)
IV. Menuet I - II
V. Réjouissance
VI. Passepied I - II
VII. Polonoise - Double
I. Alla Breve
II. Andante
III. Vivace


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