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Christopher Hogwood

  • Christopher Hogwood, 1941-2014

    Mike Lawson | September 25, 2014

    Christopher Hogwood, the English conductor, harpsichordist, writer, musicologist, and founder of the Academy of Ancient Music, died on Wednesday, September 24, following an illness that lasted for several months.

    Throughout his prolific career, Hogwood worked with many leading symphony orchestras and opera houses throughout the world. Once described as "the von Karajan of early music," he was universally acknowledged as one of the most influential exponents of the historically informed early-music movement. He was dedicated to the discovery and recreation of the composer’s intentions, both in notation and performance.

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