CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD (1941-2014)

Conductor, Musicologist, Keyboard player

Conducting

 


Munich Philharmonic - Mendelssohn, Martinů, Haydn - Munich - February 2010

"One seldom leaves a concert hall feeling so inspired and refreshed. (…) Christopher Hogwood delighted the audience at his debut with the Münchner Philharmoniker with a short, 'crisp' programme."
Müncher Merkur February 2010


Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell "Dido & Aeneas" - Handel "Acis & Galatea" - Royal Opera House, London - April 2009

"Musically, Christopher Hogwood leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with spring and energy, although he is highly sensitive in the introspective, tender, and tragic moments. His continuo section--harpsichord, theorbo, cello, and chamber organ--is impressive, and he can get a true rumble out of the whole band very effectively (the music before the Witches' Dance truly growls)."
ClassicsToday.com


Academy of Ancient Music - Handel "Flavio" - Barbican Centre, London - April 2008

"Buoyantly conducted by Christopher Hogwood and vivaciously played by the Academy of Ancient Music, this performance had plenty of panache. Seven stylish singers relished every note."
The Telegraph, April 2008

Leipzig Opera - Mozart - "La Clemenza di Tito" - January 2008

"In conductor Christopher Hogwood, Mozart has an expert, precise and skilled interpreter at his disposal."
Sächsische Zeitung, January 2008

Tonhalle Orchester - Schumann - Manfred and Symphony No.3 - Zurich Festspiele - June 2007

"Hogwood’s interpretation moved in a triangle of elegance, natural flow and dance-like brilliance."
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, June 2007

Academy of Ancient Music – Handel “Amadigi” – Birmingham Symphony Hall – May 2007

"The first star was Christopher Hogwood, one of the most technically correct conductors around. He has a very clear beat, no awkward mannerisms, graceful and flowing movements that help to make him an attractive conductor to watch, and an overall feeling that he is serving the music, rather than attempting to get the music to serve him. What joy!"
Early Music Review, August 2007

 
 

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