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Conductor Christopher Hogwood Dies at Age 73

2:59PM
September
24, 2014

The English conductor Christopher Hogwood died today after a long illness at the age of 73. He was the noted founder of the early-music orchestra The Academy of Ancient Music, a group he started in 1973 and directed for some 30 years.

Where’s the Beef? Wrenching the Guts from Period Instruments

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How mad cow disease could jeopardize "period-instrument" performance of classical music.
10:30AM
November
30, 2011

We’ve known for years that so-called mad cow disease is devastating to those who contract it. The disease might now be threatening an end to period-instrument performances of classical music. According to a report in The Telegraph, EU regulations imposed a decade ago to keep the public safe from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease now strictly control the [...]