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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Just over two decades ago, a group of inquisitive London musicians took a long hard look at that curious institution we call the Orchestra, and decided to start again from scratch. They began by throwing out the rulebook. Put a single conductor in charge? No way. Specialise in repertoire of a particular era? Too restricting. Perfect a work and then move on? Too lazy. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment was born.

And as this distinctive ensemble playing on period-specific instruments began to get a foothold, it made a promise to itself. It vowed to keep questioning and inventing as long as it lived. Residences at the Southbank Centre and the Glyndebourne Festival didn’t numb its experimentalist bent. A major record deal didn’t iron out its quirks. Instead, the OAE examined musical notes with ever more freedom and resolve.

That creative thirst remains unquenched. Informal night-time performances are redefining concert formats. Searching approaches to varied repertoire see the OAE working frequently with symphony and opera orchestras. New generations of exploratory musicians are encouraged into its ranks. Great performances now become recordings on the orchestra’s own CD label. It thrives internationally: New York and Amsterdam court it; Birmingham and Bristol cherish it.

The OAE is part of our musical furniture. It has even graced the outstanding conducting talents of Elder, Rattle, Jurowski and Fischer with a joint title. But don’t ever think the ensemble has lost sight of its founding vow. Not all orchestras are the same. And there’s nothing quite like this one.

Albums
'Bach: Christmas Oratorio' (CDA68031/2)
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Buy by post £20.00 CDA68031/2  2CDs   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Bach: St John Passion' (CDA67901/2)
Bach: St John Passion
Buy by post £20.00 CDA67901/2  2CDs   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 5a, 6a & 8' (CDA67926)
Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 5a, 6a & 8
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67926  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos' (CDA67795)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67795  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Vivaldi: Viola d'amore concertos' (CDH55178)
Vivaldi: Viola d'amore concertos
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55178  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
On other labels
'Beethoven: Symphony No 9' (SIGCD254)
Beethoven: Symphony No 9
SIGCD254  Download only  
'Mahler: Totenfeier & Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen' (SIGCD259)
Mahler: Totenfeier & Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
SIGCD259  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Mozart: Horn Concertos' (SIGCD345)
Mozart: Horn Concertos
SIGCD345  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Vivaldi: The Four Seasons' (SIGCD377)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
SIGCD377  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein  Part 2 No 40, Chorale of St John Passion, BWV245 (Bach)
As pants the hart 'Chandos Anthem No 6a', HWV251b (Handel)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 (Bach)
Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz  No 4 of Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Mahler)
Ging heut' morgen über's Feld  No 2 of Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Mahler)
Horn Concerto in E flat major, K370b (Mozart/Roberts)
Horn Concerto in E major, K494a (Mozart)
Horn Concerto No 1 in D major, K412 (Mozart)
Horn Concerto No 1 in D major, K412 (Mozart/Roberts)
Horn Concerto No 1 in D major, K412 (Mozart/Süssmayr)
Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat major, K417 (Mozart)
Horn Concerto No 3 in E flat major, K447 (Mozart)
Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat major, K495 (Mozart)
I will magnify thee, O God 'Chandos Anthem No 5a', HWV250a (Handel)
Ich hab' ein glühend Messer  No 3 of Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Mahler)
Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage  Part 1 No 1, Chorus of Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 (Bach)
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Mahler)
O come, let us sing unto the Lord 'Chandos Anthem No 8', HWV253 (Handel)
Presto – Allegro assai 'Ode to Joy'  Movement 4 of Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op 125 (Beethoven)
St John Passion, BWV245 (Bach)
Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op 125 (Beethoven)
The Hebrides 'Fingal's Cave', Op 26 (Mendelssohn)
Totenfeier (Mahler)
Viola d'amore concerto in A major, RV396 (Vivaldi)
Viola d'amore concerto in A minor, RV397 (Vivaldi)
Viola d'amore concerto in D major, RV392 (Vivaldi)
Viola d'amore concerto in D minor, RV393 (Vivaldi)
Viola d'amore concerto in D minor, RV394 (Vivaldi)
Viola d'amore concerto in D minor, RV395 (Vivaldi)
Violin Concerto in D minor (Mendelssohn)
Violin Concerto in E major 'Spring', RV269 (Vivaldi)
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64 (Mendelssohn)
Violin Concerto in F major 'Autumn', RV293 (Vivaldi)
Violin Concerto in F minor 'Winter', RV297 (Vivaldi)
Violin Concerto in G minor 'Summer', RV315 (Vivaldi)
Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht  No 1 of Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Mahler)
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