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 new dynamic leadership of Laurence Cummings.
Academy of Ancient Music: New Worlds – The Enchanted Forest
Handel weaves spells, Rameau dances with gods, and Francesco Geminiani creates a whole enchanted forest on this magical history tour with Laurence Cummings and the Academy of Ancient Music.
Academy of Ancient Music: New Worlds – South America
The Academy of Ancient Music and VOCES8 travel from Rome to Peru, as they trace the remarkable journey of Domenico Zipoli: priest, traveller and composer extraordinaire.
Academy of Ancient Music - New Worlds: Travelogue
Join the 17th-century British composer Nicholas Lanier on a voyage across Europe: a tale of elegance, innovation and simply ravishing sounds.
Academy of Ancient Music – New Worlds: Exile
Exile, elegance and adventure: Laurence Cummings and the Academy of Ancient Music follow Joseph Haydn to 18th-century London, in a concert of thrilling emotional extremes.
Academy of Ancient Music: J S Bach's St John Passion
On Good Friday, Laurence Cummings and the Academy of Ancient Music bring all their insight and commitment to the rarely heard 1725 version of JS Bach’s St John Passion.
Academy of Ancient Music – New Worlds: La Turquie
Amid the glitter and pomp of the French court, Lully, Rameau and their contemporaries looked East. Peter Whelan directs the Academy of Ancient Music, as Milton Court becomes the Palace of Versailles.
Academy of Ancient Music – New Worlds: Genius
Grandeur, poetry and pure, unstoppable genius. Laurence Cummings conducts the Academy of Ancient Music in Mozart’s Jupiter symphony.
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.
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.
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 & 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.
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.