Christopher Hogwood

Biography

Born: September 10, 1941   Country: England  
Christopher Hogwood is one of the most prominent conductor 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 now prefers 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 has 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 brings to standard-instrument ensembles many of the interpretive principles he developed from his research, and often juxtaposes 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 is 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 conducts and has 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 has said that his busy schedule affords 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 teaches frequently at Harvard and is an honorary professor at the University of Cambridge. Hogwood has also published several widely praised books, including a biography of Handel. Read less

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    C. P. E. Bach: Symphonies & Concertos / Goebel, Pinnock, Richter
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 002020802 Release Date: 04/15/2014   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
    Performer:  Robert Hill,  Andreas Staier,  Stephen Preston,  Catherine Mackintosh  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock,  Karl Richter,  Reinhard Goebel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Musica Antiqua Cologne
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    Christopher Hogwood - Complete Vivaldi Recordings
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 4808019 Release Date: 09/17/2013   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  John Holloway,  Monica Huggett,  Catherine Mackintosh,  Elizabeth Wilcock  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood,  Simon Preston
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
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    Archiv Produktion 1947-2013
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 001833572 Release Date: 06/18/2013   Number of Discs: 55
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Anonymous,  Adam de la Halle,  Raimbaut de Vaqeiras  ... 
    Performer:  Helmut Walcha,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Hermann Töttcher,  Maria Jung  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Ristenpart,  Fritz Lehmann,  Maurus Pfaff,  Safford Cape  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karl Ristenpart Chamber Orchestra,  Bach Festival Orchestra,  Frankfurt Music School Chorus  ... 
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    The Complete Bach Edition
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 664202 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 154
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Max van Egmond,  Kurt Equiluz,  Paul Esswood,  Walter Gampert  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Gustav Leonhardt,  Ton Koopman,  Jaap Schröder  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Chorus Viennensis,  Vienna Boys' Choir  ... 
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    Vivaldi Masterworks [28 Disc Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001599302 Release Date: 09/20/2011   Number of Discs: 28
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Rohan de Saram,  Franco Gulli,  Salvatore Accardo,  Bruno Canino  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood,  Philip Pickett,  Simon Preston,  Paul Dyer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  I Musici,  New London Consort  ... 
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    Purcell Edition IV: Instrumental Music / Harnoncourt, Leonhardt, Gardiner, Hogwood, Baumont
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 4691390 Release Date: 06/29/2009   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Nigel Rogers,  Max van Egmond,  James Bowman,  Gustav Leonhardt  ... 
    Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt,  Sir David Willcocks,  Frans Brüggen,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leonhardt Consort,  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Brüggen Consort  ... 
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    Bach: Concertos & Duets;  Bach / Hogwood, Rousset
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 440649 Release Date: 06/05/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Wilhelm Friedemann Bach,  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Johann Christian Bach
    Performer:  Christophe Rousset,  Christopher Hogwood
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    The Original Sound Volume 2 / Christopher Hogwood
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 443267 Release Date: 06/05/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Thomas Augustine Arne,  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Jean-Féry Rebel,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Stephen Preston,  Clare Shanks,  Monica Huggett,  Christopher Hogwood  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Winchester College Chapel Choir,  Winchester Cathedral Choir
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    Schubert: Trout Quintet, Octet / Academy Of Ancient Music
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 455724 Release Date: 05/22/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Steven Lubin,  Christopher Hogwood,  Jaap Schröder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble
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    Purcell: Sonatas Of 3 Parts, 1683 / Beznosiuk, Coin, Et Al
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 444449 Release Date: 05/08/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Pavlo Beznosiuk,  Christophe Coin,  Christopher Hogwood,  Rachel Podger
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    Purcell: Songs & Airs / Kirkby, Rooley, Hogwood, Et Al
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 417123 Release Date: 12/16/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Anthony Rooley,  Emma Kirkby,  Christopher Hogwood,  Richard Campbell  ... 
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    Vivaldi - Adagios
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001212502 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Igor Kipnis,  Konstanty Andrzej Kulka,  Eduardo Fernandez,  Tom Finucane  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Münchinger,  George Malcolm,  Philip Pickett,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra,  New London Consort  ... 
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  • 13.
    Bach J.s: French Suites
    Label: Universal   Catalog: 466736 Release Date: 09/16/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Christopher Hogwood
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    Couperin: Pieces De Clavecin / Rafael Puyana
    Label: Philips Baroque Classics   Catalog: 426087 Release Date: 09/16/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  François Couperin
    Performer:  Rafael Puyana,  Christopher Hogwood
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    Haydn: Trumpet, Horn, Organ Concerti / Immer, Brown, Hogwood
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 417610 Release Date: 05/15/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Friedemann Immer,  Timothy Brown,  Christopher Hogwood
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
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    Christmas Concertos / Hogwood, Academy Of Ancient Music
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 410179 Release Date: 04/07/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Arcangelo Corelli,  François Joseph Gossec,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Christopher Hogwood
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
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    Mozart: Flute & Harp Concerto
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 4780021 Release Date: 04/07/2008  
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Lisa Beznosiuk,  Christopher Hogwood,  Frances Kelly,  Danny Bond
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
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    The Amorous Flute
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 440079 Release Date: 12/26/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Marc'Antonio Ziani,  Johann Christoph Pepusch,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  David Munrow,  Oliver Brookes,  Christopher Hogwood,  Robert Spencer
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    The Art Of The Netherlands / Munrow, Early Music Consort
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 64215 Release Date: 11/27/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Josquin Des Préz,  Anonymous,  Hayne van Ghizeghem,  Alexander Agricola  ... 
    Performer:  Paul Elliott,  James Bowman,  Andrew van der Beek,  Alan Lumsden  ... 
    Conductor:  David Munrow
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort
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    Purcell: 10 Sonatas In 4 Parts / Mackintosh, Huggett, Et Al
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 433190 Release Date: 10/22/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Christopher Hogwood,  Catherine Mackintosh,  Monica Huggett,  Christophe Coin
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    Vivaldi: 3 Cello Concertos, Sonatas / Coin, Hogwood
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 433052 Release Date: 08/29/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Christophe Coin,  Ageet Zweistra,  Christopher Hogwood,  Eugčne Ferré
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
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  • 22.
    Geminiani: Cello Sonatas Op 5 / Pleeth, Webb, Hogwood
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 433192 Release Date: 08/20/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francesco Geminiani
    Performer:  Richard Webb,  Christopher Hogwood,  Anthony Pleeth
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  • 23.
    Music From The Time Of Elizabeth I / Hogwood, Sneak's Noyse
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 433193 Release Date: 08/20/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Johnson,  Anonymous,  Anthony Holborne,  William Byrd  ... 
    Performer:  Nigel North,  Jakob Lindberg,  Roderick Skeaping,  Lucie Skeaping  ... 
    Conductor:  Roderick Skeaping,  Christopher Hogwood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sneak's Noyse,  Academy of Ancient Music
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    Couperin: Trois Leçons De Tenébres / Hogwood, Kirkby, Et Al
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 430283 Release Date: 04/09/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  François Couperin
    Performer:  Jane Ryan,  Judith Nelson,  Christopher Hogwood,  Emma Kirkby
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    Venice Preserv'd / Kirkby, Nelson, Rogers, Hogwood, AAM
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 425891 Release Date: 04/09/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Biagio Marini,  Andrea Gabrieli,  Giovanni Gabrieli  ... 
    Performer:  Nigel Rogers,  Christopher Hogwood,  Catherine Mackintosh,  Simon Standage  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
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