Ancient Hogwood

Handel / Haydn - Emma Kirkby / The Academy of Ancient Music - Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, Missa (1978, CD reissue 1989)

George Frideric Handel - Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne; Anthem for the Foundling Hospital / Joseph Haydn - Missa Brevis
Judith Nelson & Emma Kirkby / The Academy of Ancient Music / Simon Preston
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 348 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Decca "Editions de L'oiseau-Lyre" # 421 654-2 OH | Country/Year: UK 1989, 1978
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Viennese School, Sacred, Vocal

…The Queen Anne Ode is a solemn piece, again, a real pleasure to listen to, but not exactly a memorable showstopper. If you are a fan of Hogwood, as am I, this is a must have CD. Nothing he ever did is a complete wash, and this collection a far cry from it. This is Vintage Hogwood. Call it "Early Original Instrument."
Antonio Vivaldi - Concertos op. 3, 4, 8 & 9 - C. Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music [Repost]

Antonio Vivaldi - Concertos op. 3, 4, 8 & 9 - C. Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music [Repost]
Baroque | flac - cue - log | EAC rip | Covers & booklet (HQ) | 6 CDs | 2.08 GB | RS + Fsonic
Decca 000689302 | RAR 5% Rec. | 2006

This six-CD box set brings together four major concerto sets composed including the most famous Il Cimento dell'Armonia e l'Invenzione awarded pride of place.
The eminently reliable Academy of Ancient Music play their period instruments with consummate zest under their charismatic conductor Christopher Hogwood and these sets date back to the early digital cum late analogue days when the fabled 'L'Oiseau-Lyre' label still produced those lavishly packaged boxes with their distinctive white covers and the wonderful paintings.
Beethoven: The Five Piano Concertos - Steven Lubin / The Academy of Ancient Music / Christopher Hogwood (1988)

Beethoven: The Five Piano Concertos - Steven Lubin / The Academy of Ancient Music / Christopher Hogwood (1988)
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC(tracks + cue + log) | 3 CDs | 623 MB (RAR 3% Rec) | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Polygram Records

The lean sound of the small ensemble enables you to clearly hear countless details that are obscured on even the best modern orchestra recordings. Steven Lubin's performances, and the different instruments he uses, are carefully attuned to the qualities of each individual concerto. His performances are triumphs of insight and expressiveness, and Hogwood makes sure the orchestra stays with him in every detail. My only major complaint about this set is that the wasted space on the third disc, which contains only the Emperor Concerto, should have been used for more Beethoven.

William Boyce - Symphonies, op. 2 - Christopher Hogwood  

Posted by generale79 at March 9, 2010
William Boyce - Symphonies, op. 2 - Christopher Hogwood

William Boyce - Symphonies, op. 2 - C. Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music
Baroque | APE + cue | no log | LQ cover, no booklet | 289 MB | RS
Polygram Records | 1994

Stylistically these works are split into two categories: the symphonies 1 to 4 are written in the style of the Italian opera overture and are all in three movements with Italian tempo indications. The second half of the collection is composed in French style, starting with a stately introduction which is followed by a fugal section.
Johann Pachelbel - Canon & Gigue - C. Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music

Johann Pachelbel - Canon & Gigue - C. Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music
Baroque | Easy CD-DA, APE, Cue | No Log | 1 CD, covers, booklet | 229 MB | RS
Editions de L'OISEAU-LYRE 410 553-2 | 1983

In 1981, when LP was published, Christopher Hogwood wrote:
"The fate of almost all "pops" is to be more frequently heard in adaptations, orchestrations and arrangements than in the original style and colours intended by the composers. This disc is an attempt by The Academy of Ancient Music to redress the balance a little by presenting some of the most admired masterpieces of the 18th century in their original sonorities, performed in a style and on instruments appropriate to the period."
What was written almost thirty years ago it is still truth today…

Georg Philipp Telemann - Double & Triple Concertos - Christopher Hogwood

G. P. Telemann - Double & Triple Concertos - C. Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music
Baroque | Easy CD-DA, APE, Cue | No Log | 1 CD, complet booklet | 256 MB | RS
Editons de l'Oiseau-Lyre 411 949-2 | 1984

In addition to volumes and volumes of church and chamber music, the astonishingly prolific Georg Philipp Telemann wrote a great many concertos–the most engaging of which are those for two or more solo instruments, often in interesting combinations. It must be said that many of these concertos are a bit lightweight, but they are lively and diverting–and Christopher Hogwood and the baroque-instrument specialists of the Academy of Ancient Music give them accomplished, persuasive performances. Among the tasty confections here are a vigorous concerto for three trumpets; a double concerto for recorder and transverse flute–in the 18th-century context, the old-fashioned and the newfangled side by side; and the "Concerto polonois" for string orchestra without soloists, based on rustic dance music Telemann heard in Poland as a young man. Then there's the gorgeous concerto for flute, oboe d'amore, and viola d'amore (the last two being lower-pitched versions of the oboe and viola): in the hands of Stephen Preston, Clare Shanks, and Monica Huggett, respectively, Telemann's music for these aptly named instruments brings to mind waking up on a bright sunny morning with your true love in your arms. – Matthew Westphal (Amazon)

Francesco Geminiani - Six Concerti Grossi, Op.3 - J. Schröder, C. Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music

Francesco Geminiani - Six Concerti Grossi, Op.3 - J. Schröder, C. Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music
Classical | APE single track | 1 CD, covers | 237 MB RS
L'Oiseau-Lyre 1986

Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concertos -  C. Hogwood - The Academy of Ancient Music

J. S. Bach - Brandenburg Concertos + 3 further Concertos for various solo instruments
Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music

Classical | APE + Cue | 2 CD, covers, booklet | 374 + 306 MB RS
Editions de l'Oiseaux-Lyre 1997

This set of Brandenburg concertos is based upon the original Cöthen edition, and not the more often recorded final version which Bach sent to the Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721.
The main difference between the two versions is that in the Cöthen edition, being an early draft, the third movement of #1 is omitted; the fourth movement thus becomes the third movement and is itself abridged. Likewise, the pyrotechnic, crowd-goes-wild harpsichord solo in the first movement of #5 appears here abbreviated and tamed.

Mozart Symphonies 40 & 41 Jupiter (Hogwood/AAM) APE  

Posted by happy_lappy at Oct. 2, 2008
Mozart Symphonies 40 & 41 Jupiter (Hogwood/AAM) APE

Mozart Symphonies 40 & 41 Jupiter (Hogwood/Academy of Ancient Music)
Classical | APE | WinRar 350 MB

Christopher Hogwood conducts the Academy of Ancient Music, on period instruments, in Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and 41 (Jupiter).

Mozart Symphonies 40 & 41 Jupiter (Hogwood/AAM)  

Posted by happy_lappy at Sept. 27, 2008
Mozart Symphonies 40 & 41 Jupiter (Hogwood/AAM)

Mozart Symphonies 40 & 41 Jupiter (Hogwood/Academy of Ancient Music)
Classical | MP3 320kps | WinRar 160 MB

Christopher Hogwood conducts the Academy of Ancient Music, on period instruments, in Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and 41 (Jupiter).