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Christopher Hogwood dies at 73; conductor gave new life to early music
Christopher Hogwood dies at 73; conductor gave new life to early music

Christopher Hogwood, an eminent English conductor, musicologist and harpsichordist who took a scholarly approach to early-music and Baroque repertoires, has died. He was 73. Hogwood died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, after an illness that had lasted several months, according to an announcement on his official website. An exacting maestro who devoted as much energy to lectures and writing as to performance, Hogwood brought a verbose intellectualism to the world of early music. He wrote extensively on German composer George Frideric Handel and gave long lectures as well as master classes in Europe. Hogwood founded the Academy of Ancient Music, one of England's premier...

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