Academy of Ancient Music
The Academy of Ancient Music brings to life music from Monteverdi to Mozart in the way it was first intended to be heard.
Its historically informed approach was ground-breaking when the orchestra was founded in 1973 by scholar-conductor Christopher Hogwood, and AAM remains at the forefront of the early music scene today under the dynamic leadership of Richard Egarr.
Academy of Ancient Music: Beethoven and Dussek
AAM begins its Beethoven 250 anniversary celebrations with his complete incidental music for Goethe’s play Egmont alongside the modern premiere of the Mass by his scandalous Czech contemporary Dussek.
Academy of Ancient Music: Rejoice!
Rejoice greatly in an evening of music to stir the soul and lift the spirits. Celebrate with some of baroque’s musical masters heard here at their most irrepressibly joyful and effervescent.
Academy of Ancient Music: Viktoria Mullova & Richard Egarr
Her intelligence and artistry place Viktoria Mullova among the most exciting soloists of her generation, a violinist whose bold clarity of vision lets the music speak directly to the listener.
Solo Cantatas: Bach and the Divine
Benjamin Appl and the Academy of Ancient Music create an evening that’s both a musical self-portrait of and a deeply moving homage to this most timeless of all composers.
Academy of Ancient Music: Jean Rondeau plays Bach
Flamboyant, fun but always thoughtful and sensitive to the music, Jean Rondeau has blazed a trail for the harpsichord, opening the eyes of the world to its technicolour possibilities.
Academy of Ancient Music: Handel’s Heroines
Few composers faced feistier sopranos than Handel, nor wrote for them with such love and understanding, celebrating their voices in some of the most dazzling operatic arias ever written.
Academy of Ancient Music/Egarr
The Academy of Ancient Music returns to a revolutionary period of Italian music with the Second Book of Sonatas by Venetian man of mystery Dario Castello.
Listen: Barbican Essentials - Handel
Our selection of the best of Handel's music.
Composer Focus – Episode 1: George Frideric Handel with Iestyn Davies
Ed Seckerson is joined by countertenor Iestyn Davies to discuss George Frideric Handel, the German-born composer whose prolific portfolio of operas and hits such as the Water Music, and Messiah, won the hearts of the British public.