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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
Studio Master: CDA68031/22CDsStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: St John Passion
Studio Master: CDA67901/22CDsStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Beethoven: Symphony No 9
SIGCD254Download only
Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 5a, 6a & 8
Studio Master: CDA67926Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Mahler: Totenfeier & Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Studio Master: SIGCD259Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos
Studio Master: CDA67795Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Mozart: An Italian Journey
Studio Master: SIGCD251Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Mozart: Horn Concertos
Studio Master: SIGCD345Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Studio Master: SIGCD377Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Vivaldi: Viola d'amore concertos
CDH55178Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Complete works available for download

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV248with Stephen Layton (conductor)
St John Passion, BWV245with Stephen Layton (conductor)
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op 125with Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
As pants the hart 'Chandos Anthem No 6a', HWV251bwith Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)
I will magnify thee, O God 'Chandos Anthem No 5a', HWV250awith Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)
O come, let us sing unto the Lord 'Chandos Anthem No 8', HWV253with Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)
GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911)
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellenwith Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)
Totenfeierwith Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
The Hebrides 'Fingal's Cave', Op 26with Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)
Violin Concerto in D minorwith Alina Ibragimova (violin), Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64with Alina Ibragimova (violin), Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
Horn Concerto in E flat major, K370bwith Roger Montgomery (horn), Margaret Faultless (conductor)
Horn Concerto in E major, K494awith Roger Montgomery (horn), Margaret Faultless (conductor)
Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat major, K417with Roger Montgomery (horn), Margaret Faultless (conductor)
Horn Concerto No 3 in E flat major, K447with Roger Montgomery (horn), Margaret Faultless (conductor)
Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat major, K495with Roger Montgomery (horn), Margaret Faultless (conductor)
Misero! o sogno, K431with Jeremy Ovenden (tenor), Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741)
Viola d'amore concerto in A major, RV396with Catherine Mackintosh (viola d'amore)
Viola d'amore concerto in A minor, RV397with Catherine Mackintosh (viola d'amore)
Viola d'amore concerto in D major, RV392with Catherine Mackintosh (viola d'amore)
Viola d'amore concerto in D minor, RV393with Catherine Mackintosh (viola d'amore)
Viola d'amore concerto in D minor, RV394with Catherine Mackintosh (viola d'amore)
Viola d'amore concerto in D minor, RV395with Catherine Mackintosh (viola d'amore)
Violin Concerto in E major 'Spring', RV269with Kati Debretzeni (violin)
Violin Concerto in F major 'Autumn', RV293with Kati Debretzeni (violin)
Violin Concerto in F minor 'Winter', RV297with Kati Debretzeni (violin)
Violin Concerto in G minor 'Summer', RV315with Kati Debretzeni (violin)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein  
Ah perdona al primo affetto  
Amoretti, che ascosi qui siete  
Andrò ramingo e solo  
As pants the hart 'Chandos Anthem No 6a', HWV251b (Handel)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 (Bach)
Così fan tutte, K588 (Mozart)
Deh vieni alla finestra  
Dentro il mio petto  
Di scrivermi ogni giorno  
Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz  
Don Giovanni, K527 (Mozart)
Fin ch'han dal vino  
Fra i pensier più funesti  
Fuor del Mar  
Geme la tortorella  
Ging heut' morgen über's Feld  
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 qual fiero contrasto – Tradito, schernito  
I will magnify thee, O God 'Chandos Anthem No 5a', HWV250a (Handel)
Ich hab' ein glühend Messer  
Idomeneo, K366 (Mozart)
Il desio di vendetta  
Il mio tesoro  
Il padre Adorato  
Il re pastore, K208 (Mozart)
Il sogno di Scipione, K126 (Mozart)
Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage  
La clemenza di Tito, K621 (Mozart)
La finta giardiniera, K196 (Mozart)
La finta semplice, K51 (Mozart)
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Mahler)
Lucio Silla, K135 (Mozart)
Misero! o sogno, K431 (Mozart)
O come, let us sing unto the Lord 'Chandos Anthem No 8', HWV253 (Handel)
Presto – Allegro assai 'Ode to Joy'  
Quercia annosa  
Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo  
Se all'imperio  
Se vicendo  
Sol può dir  
Sposa cara  
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)
Un'aura amorosa  
Vedrommi intorno  
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)
Viva l'invitto duce  
Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht  
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