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: 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.
BBC Singers: Music for Royal Occasions
The connection between composer and monarch is at the heart of this celebration of music for state occasions.
AAM: Father & Son: Robert Levin plays Mozart
Embark on an exploration of musical lineage with music of the Elder and Younger Mozart, performed in concert by one of the world’s leading Mozart specialists, Robert Levin.
AAM: The Art of the Countertenor: Iestyn Davies
Leading countertenor Iestyn Davies whisks us off on an inspiring journey through some of the best and most beloved works for the countertenor voice.
Revel in a jubilant seasonal classic, Handel’s Messiah, presented here in complete, uncut form by Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music.
AAM & Rachel Podger: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Internationally acclaimed violinist Rachel Podger joins forces with the Academy of Ancient Music and music director Richard Egarr for a spirited exploration of music from Handel, Corelli and Vivaldi.
AAM: Paradise Lost
John Christopher Smith’s oratorio setting of Milton’s epic, Paradise Lost, is perhaps his finest work, performed here by the Academy of Ancient Music with their brand new edition of the score.
AAM: Giovanni Sollima: The Baroque Cello
Cellist Giovanni Sollima joins the Academy of Ancient Music to perform jewels from the baroque cello repertoire from Bach and Boccherini, including concerti and solo masterworks.
Academy of Ancient Music: Beethoven and Dussek
Stephen Fry joins AAM as it begins our Beethoven 250 anniversary celebrations with the complete incidental music for Goethe’s play Egmont.
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.
AAM: Thomas Dunford plays Vivaldi and Bach
Virtuosic lutenist Thomas Dunford joins the Academy of Ancient Music to direct and perform an enthralling programme of Bach and Vivaldi.
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.