Hogwood, Christopher (Jarvis Haley)
- George Pratt
(b Nottingham, Sept 10, 1941; d Cambridge, September 24, 2014). English conductor, scholar and harpsichordist. He read classics and music at Pembroke College, Cambridge, one of many students influenced by Thurston Dart. He studied harpsichord with Rafael Puyana and Gustav Leonhardt, and spent a postgraduate year in Prague on a British Council scholarship. He was a founder member with David Munrow in 1967 of the Early Music Consort, an ensemble whose influence is still felt in Britain. He contributed substantially to the group through his admired recordings as solo harpsichordist and radio talks (starting with ‘The Young Idea’ in 1970).
In 1973 Hogwood founded the Academy of Ancient Music to play Baroque music on period instruments. Since then it has achieved worldwide renown in concerts, and in an impressive tally of recordings. These initially explored Baroque repertory (for much of which Hogwood prepared performing editions) and have later moved on to embrace the complete symphonies of Mozart and Beethoven, many of Haydn's symphonies and the complete Mozart piano concertos (with Robert Levin). Hogwood also recorded a number of operas with the Academy of Ancient Music, ranging from Purcell's ...