fascinating interview with the late christopher hogwood

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fascinating interview with the late christopher hogwood

Postby rgodridge » 20 Oct 2014, 12:25

I wasn't sure where to put this, but I find some of his views very interesting indeed.

One of my favorite records of early music at the moment is a recently bought copy of hogwood playing keyboard music on authentic instruments (that's the title of the album) I recommend this record to anyone interested in this stuff, but anyway here's the interview.
http://www.hogwood.org/archive/intervie ... -1984.html
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Re: fascinating interview with the late christopher hogwood

Postby Gmemg » 20 Oct 2014, 20:55

Very interesting - he was certainly a big figure in "authentic" music circles, trying to get away from the BIG orchestra versions of Classical music back to something more , well, "authentic"

I wonder if the music thus achieved really is that "authentic" as they play all the right notes and at the right tempo and i wonder if that was possible at the time ?
we'll never know but it's a lot more authentic than the often harsh tones of the Big Orchestral Concert -hall sound using modern instruments with a much larger sound than would have been needed in a typically delicate 18th C Salon or the Music room of some great house or Palace
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