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The Academy of Ancient Music has been at the forefront of the Early Music Movement in the Classical Music world for several decades. Their performances of music by composers like Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and even of Mozart and Beethoven, have introduced audiences world-wide to the sounds of authentic, period-instruments playing in a style, and with a sound, that the composers themselves would most likely recognize..
Richard Egarr, the groups current director, has won glowing praise from critics and audiences alike. His first tour of the USA with the group in 2007 included a critically-acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall. His first recording directing the orchestra, Handel's Opus 3 sonatas, won warm praise on both sides of the Atlantic, and it was awarded the 2007 Grammophone Award for Baroque Instrumental music.
Richard Egarr visited the Jorgensen Auditorium recently, and we talked about the roots of the Academy of Ancient Music, how the group began, how it has changed, and where it is going today....
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