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 Academy of Ancient Music

Academy of Ancient Music (Early Music Ensemble)

Formed: 1973

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The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) is a British period-instrument orchestra based in Cambridge, England. Founded by harpsichordist Christopher Hogwood in 1973, it was named after an 18th-century organisation of the same name (originally the Academy of Vocal Music). The musicians play on either original instruments from the period when the music was composed or modern copies of such instruments. They generally play Baroque and Classical music, though they have also played some new compositions for baroque orchestra in recent years.

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Favourites, The Academy of Ancient Music at 50

As the Academy of Ancient Music celebrates its 50th anniversary season, Music Director Laurence Cummings looks back at some of his favourite recordings from the orchestra’s discography.

Presto Music Classical Podcast, Episode 36: I've Started, So I'll Finish – A Return to Mozart with Robert Levin

Pianist, conductor, musicologist and Mozart reconstructionist Robert Levin talks about the resumption of his complete survey of Mozart's works for keyboard and orchestra.

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