What Classical Music Are You Listening To? in Classical Discussion Posted 8 Dec 2020 · Edited 8 Dec 2020 by mikeweil I have both. The AAM is excellent, but even Hogwood became more daring over the years as his knowleadge on historical performance practice increased. The British ensembles were a bit restrained - noble British conservatism - and still are, that is why Hogwood played with L'Arte dell'Arco in his last years. So they kind of are now where Hogwood would have gone had he lived longer. They have the Italian temperament the British always admired over the centuries but simply cannot have. Give them a try.