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Finally Some Real Music.....

This album is amazing! I thouroughly enjoy every song. Each is very different, having its own unique sound and tone, and expressing different emotions. Also, the music of Purcell gives us a taste of real compositions, instead of the popular "songs" we hear on the radio. I garuntee you will love this album!

Purcell: Theatre Music

A great album covering a great and fun composer. It's worth exploring Purcell; I wonder how the plays really were? Christopher Hogwood has done the world a great service.

Amazing Music

Just wonderful - Abdelazer is my personal favorite from this collection. Oh a note to the review by "rocketgrl" - Classical is a used in a general sense; in this case it is NOT referring to the Classical Music Period. Renaissance music IS part of the very broad Classical Music Genre.

Biography

Formed: 1973 in London, England

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Keyboardist Christopher Hogwood established the Academy of Ancient Music in 1973, using as his model an ensemble that had been founded in 1726 to perform music that was at least 150 years old. Thus, Hogwood's orchestra was one of the first in modern times to perform Baroque works on Baroque instruments. Hogwood chose members who were not only masters of their instruments, but also scholars of performance style of the period. The orchestra quickly gained recognition for its authentic performances...
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