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Christopher Hogwood (Conductor, Harpsichord)

Born: Sepetember 10, 1941, Nottingham, England
Died: September 24, 2014 - Cambridge, England

The English harpsichordist and conductor, Chistopher Hogwood, attended, during his study of Music, lectures in classical literature at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and he completed his studies with a bachelor's degree. Raymond Leppard and Thurston Dart influenced him; then he went to Rafael Puyana and Gustav Leonhardt as a pupil. The British Council enabled him to study in Prague for a year.

When he returned to Cambridge, Chistopher Hogwood got to know David Munrow, and until 1967 he played as a harpsichordist in David Munrow's Early Music Consort of London. In 1973, he founded The Academy of Ancient Music, which devotes itself to Baroque and classical music, drawing on all know historical sources. Since 1981, he has regularly conducted the major American symphony orchestras. In 1983 he conducted his first opera in Saint Louis, Don Giovanni by Mozart. From 1983 to 1985 he was the artistic director of the Mostly Mozart Festival in the Barbican Centre in London. From 1987 to 1992 he was the musical director of the chamber orchestra of Saint Paul (Minnesota), which then appointed him as its principal guest conductor.

Since 1992 Chistopher Hogwood has been international professor of Early Music Performance at the Royal Academy in London, and a visiting professor at London's King's College. With the Australian Opera, he performed Idomeneo in 1994 and La Clemenza di Tito in 1997 by Mozart and Iphigenie auf Tauris by Gluck.

Publications: Music at Court (London 1977); The Trio Sonata (London 1979; Haydn's Visits to England (London 1980); Handel (London 1985).

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Source: Great Conductors Online Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2001); Manfred Krugmann (Dates & Photo 15, September 2014)

Christopher Hogwood: Short Biography | The Academy of Ancient Music
Recordings of Vocal Works | Recordings of Instrumental Works | General Discussions
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
Bach(s) on two keyboards delivered by Hogwood and Rousset
Works | Recordings of Works for Orchestra

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




David Munrow

Organ, Harpsichord

Member of Early Music Consort of London:
C-1 (1974):
BWV 106. BWV 208, BWV 243

Links to other Sites

Christopher Hogwood's Website
AAM – Acadmy of Ancient Music Website
Christopher Hogwood, Artistic Director (Handel & Haydn Society)

Christopher Hogwood @ Great Conductors Online
Christopher Hogwood - Director (AAM)
Online Classics Orchestral - Christopher Hogwood Biography

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