In profile: the baroque contrabassoon
Philip Turbett, bassoonist with the Academy of Ancient Music, demonstrates the baroque contrabassoon.
Filmed at the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in June 2012, when the Academy of Ancient Music performed Handel's Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks. The contrabassoon featured in the Music for the Royal Fireworks, as Handel intended.
Handel 'Zadok the Priest'
Handel's 'Zadok the Priest' from Coronation Anthems, performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and Choir of the AAM conducted by Music Director Richard Egarr.
Watch it live at Barbican Hall, London (26 September 2012) and Corn Exchange, Cambridge (27 September 2012). Details at aam.co.uk/concerts
Handel Sinfonia from Saul
The Sinfonia from Handel's opera Saul, performed by the Academy of Ancient Music directed from the harpsichord by Richard Egarr.
Exploring Bach's music: The Art of Fugue
Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani explores Bach's Canon in augmentation and contrary motion from The Art of Fugue.
In July 2012 Mahan directed the Academy of Ancient Music in his own arrangement of The Art of Fugue at the BBC Proms.
JS Bach - The Art of Fugue - arr. Mahan Esfahani
Ahead of the world-premiere performance of Mahan Esfahani's arrangement of The Art of Fugue at the 2012 BBC Proms, hear exclusive rehearsal footage and interviews with Mahan and players from the Academy of Ancient Music.
Hear the performance live from the BBC Proms on Saturday 21 July 2012.
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
La Rejouissance and Menuets from Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks. Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by Richard Egarr, and recorded live at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Handel on the Thames: AAM at the Jubilee Pageant
On Sunday 3 June 2012, the Academy of Ancient Music performed Handel's Water Music as part of Her Majesty The Queen's Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. This film follows the story of the day, including performance and interviews with the players.
Handel on the Thames: preparing for the Pageant
On Sunday 3 June 2012, the AAM performed Handel's Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks as part of the Thames Jubilee Celebrations. This film follows their preparations for the day, including rehearsal footage and interviews.
Handel on the Thames: AAM on BBC Breakfast
On Sunday 3 June 2012, the Academy of Ancient Music began the day by performing a chamber arrangement of Handel's Water Music on a Thames tow-path, close to Hammersmith Bridge. That afternoon we performed the Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks as part of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
Pavlo Beznosiuk and Bojan Cicic - violins
Ursula Leveaux - bassoon
Richard Egarr - harpsichord
Claire Hammett - harpsichord technician
JS Bach Sinfonia to Cantata No.42
JS Bach's Sinfonia to Cantata No.42, from a live performance by the Academy of Ancient Music on original instruments.
Visit www.aam.co.uk to find out more about the orchestra and its music
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr (director & harpsichord)
Recorded live at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge in September 2011
In rehearsal with Alina Ibragimova
AAM players share their thoughts on rehearsals with Alina Ibragimova - the violinist's first occasion directing a period-instrument band.
Filmed at Dartington Hall in February 2012.
Biber's Battalia: making a cello into a drum
The AAM's principal cellist Joseph Crouch explains how to make a drum out of a cello, as called for in Biber's revolutionary Battalia.
Filmed as part of the AAM's tour with Alina Ibragimova (director & violin) in February and March 2012.
Alina Ibragimova plays Bach, Biber and Vivaldi
The Academy of Ancient Music performs music by Biber, Bach and Vivaldi, directed by violinist Alina Ibragimova, charting developments in the role of the violin as a solo instrument.
Filmed live at Bath BachFest in February 2012.
Sumi Jo and the Academy of Ancient Music
On 25 November 2011, superstar soprano Sumi Jo makes a rare appearance in London for one night only to sing Mozart with the Academy of Ancient Music.
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The trailer features Sumi singing Handel's 'Tornami a vagghegiar' with the Academy of Ancient Music as part of a tour of the Far East in May 2011.
Shunske Sato on Paganini
Ahead of his UK debut, performing Paganini's Second Violin Concerto with the AAM, Shunske Sato discusses the composer's impact on violin making and the great pianists of the day.
Includes Paganini's Moto Perpetuo, with AAM Music Director Richard Egarr at the piano.
Our apologies for the background noise during the interview.
Watch Shunske's UK debut on 10 October 2011 in Cambridge and 12 October 2011 in London. More details at www.aam.co.uk/concerts
Corelli Violin Sonata with Shunske Sato and Richard Egarr
Shunske Sato (violin) and Richard Egarr (harpsichord) perform Corelli's Sonata in D major for violin and harpsichord Op.5 No.1.
Richard Egarr, Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music, first heard Shunske when judging the 2010 Leipzig Bach Competition. Shunske was a major prizewinner.
In October 2011 Shunske Sato makes his UK debut performing Paganini with the Academy of Ancient Music in Cambridge and London. Full details at www.aam.co.uk/concerts
JS Bach's cantatas
JS Bach's cantatas, featuring the Academy of Ancient Music and Choir of the AAM, directed by Richard Egarr.
In July 2011 the AAM performs three of Bach's cantatas in London and Cambridge as part of The Bach Dynasty, a year-long celebration of the music of JS Bach and his composer relatives.
Visit www.aam.co.uk to find out more.
JS Bach's St John Passion
Ahead of performances of the St John Passion with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Joseph Crouch (principal cellist of the Academy of Ancient Music and former King's College Choral Scholar) talks about his relationship with this famous choir.
AAM and Steven Isserlis - JS Bach's sons
A short film about the AAM's performances of work by JS Bach's sons with Steven Isserlis. The concerts were part of The Bach Dynasty, the AAM's year-long concert series exploring the music of JS Bach and his extraordinary family.