Life President of the Academy, Sir Neville Marriner began his career as a violinist, playing first in a string quartet and trio, then in the London Symphony Orchestra. It was during this period that he founded the Academy, with the aim of forming a top-class chamber ensemble from London’s finest players. Beginning as a group of friends who gathered to rehearse in Sir Neville’s front room, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in 1958.
Farewell, Maestro Marriner. R.I.P. 🙁
Composer: Antonin Dvorak, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Faure, Georg Friedrich Haendel, Johann Pachelbel, Leopold Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Luigi Boccherini, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Richard Wagner, Tommaso Albinoni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra: The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner
Number of Discs: 4
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 3.72 GB
On the strength of this, the Academy was invited to make a record for a new company called L’Oiseau Lyre. “And thanks to a very generous review from Denis Stevens in The Gramophone, promoters noticed us” Sir Neville says. “We were able to do a German tour, and other record companies took notice. It was a fortuitous snowball. The only credit we can claim is that we decided always to have good players and never to go on the platform under-rehearsed.” The Academy now enjoys one of the largest discographies of any chamber orchestra worldwide, and its partnership with Sir Neville is the most recorded of any orchestra and conductor.
As a player, Sir Neville had observed some of the greatest conductors at close quarters. He worked as an extra under Toscanini and Furtwängler, with Joseph Krips, George Szell, Stokowski and mentor Pierre Monteux. Sir Neville began his conducting career in 1969, after his studies in America with Maestro Monteux. At this time he founded the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, at the same time as developing and extending the size and repertoire of the Academy. In 1979 he became Music Director and Principal Conductor of both the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Südwest Deutsche Radio Orchestra in Stuttgart, positions he held until the late into the 1980s. Subsequently he has continued to work with orchestras round the globe in Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Athens, New York, Boston, San Francisco and Tokyo. In 2011 Sir Neville was appointed Honorary Conductor of the newly formed I, Culture Orchestra which brings together the most talented young musicians from Eastern Europe. Whilst pursuing his own conducting career, Sir Neville has always remained a dominant influence in the Academy’s story.
Honoured three times for his services to music in this country – most recently being made a Companion of Honour in June 2015 – Sir Neville has also been awarded honours in France, Germany and Sweden. Sir Neville’s illustrious recording career is well documented, and he continues to work with the Academy and other orchestras around the globe.
|A1||Rondo for violin and orchestra in C major KV 373
|A2||Romance For Violin And Orchestra No. 1 In G Major Op. 40 and No. 2 In F Major Op. 50
|B1||Adagio For Violin And Orchestra In E Major KV 261
|B2||Rondo For Violin And Orchestra In A Major D. 438
|C1||Adagio For Violin And Strings In G Minor
|C2||Octet For Strings In E Flat Major Op. 20, Scherzo In G Minor
|C3||Menuet from ‘Berenice’
|C4||March in D major KV 335 No. 1
|C5||Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, Sinfonia
|D1||Canon a 3 On A Ground In D Major
|D2||12 Contradances WoO 14
|D3||Messiah, Sinfonia pastorale
|D4||Suite No. 3 In D Major BWV 1068, Air
|D5||German Dance in C major KV 605 No. 3 ‘Sleigh Ride’
|E1||Eine Kleine Nachtmusik KV 525
|E2||Orfeo E Euridice, Dance Of The Blessed Spirits
|F2||Rosamunde D. 797, Entr’acte No. 3 in B flat major
|F4||Jesu, Joy of man’s desiring BWV 147
|G2||Nocturne B major op. 40 (657)
|H1||Pavane Op. 50
|H2||String Quartet No. 1 in D major Op. 11, Andante cantabile
|H3||Two elegiac melodies Op. 34
|H4||Two elegiac melodies Op. 34
Analyzed folder: /96k The Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Field – Neville Marriner
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -3.78 dB -20.55 dB A1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Rondo for violin and orchestra in C major KV 373.aif
DR12 -2.07 dB -19.26 dB A2 Ludwig van Beethoven – Romance For Violin And Orchestra No. 1 In G Major Op. 40 and No. 2 In F Major Op. 50.aif
DR12 -4.13 dB -20.12 dB B1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Adagio For Violin And Orchestra In E Major KV 261.aif
DR14 -1.88 dB -19.72 dB B2 Franz Schubert – Rondo For Violin And Orchestra In A Major D. 438.aif
DR11 -1.52 dB -17.54 dB C1 Tommaso Albinoni – Adagio For Violin And Strings In G Minor.aif
DR13 -1.65 dB -19.47 dB C2 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Octet For Strings In E Flat Major Op. 20, Scherzo In G Minor.aif
DR11 -2.59 dB -17.65 dB C3 Georg Friedrich Haendel – Menuet from ‘Berenice’.aif
DR11 -1.65 dB -16.48 dB C4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – March in D major KV 335 No. 1.aif
DR11 -3.37 dB -18.94 dB C5 Johann Sebastian Bach – Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, Sinfonia.aif
DR11 -0.87 dB -16.18 dB D1 Johann Pachelbel – Canon a 3 On A Ground In D Major.aif
DR13 -1.92 dB -18.99 dB D2 Ludwig van Beethoven – 12 Contradances WoO 14.aif
DR11 -4.10 dB -20.25 dB D3 Georg Friedrich Haendel – Messiah, Sinfonia pastorale.aif
DR12 -4.74 dB -20.47 dB D4 Johann Sebastian Bach – Suite No. 3 In D Major BWV 1068, Air.aif
DR13 -0.55 dB -17.50 dB D5 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – German Dance in C major KV 605 No. 3 ‘Sleigh Ride’.aif
DR15 -1.25 dB -20.41 dB E1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik KV 525.aif
DR12 -6.86 dB -22.88 dB E2 Christoph Willibald Gluck – Orfeo E Euridice, Dance Of The Blessed Spirits.aif
DR15 -0.58 dB -20.21 dB F1 Leopold Mozart – Toy Symphony.aif
DR13 -3.77 dB -21.67 dB F2 Franz Schubert – Rosamunde D. 797, Entr’acte No. 3 in B flat major.aif
DR12 -1.25 dB -18.74 dB F3 Georg Friedrich Haendel – Xerxes:Serse, Largo.aif
DR13 -3.84 dB -22.30 dB F4 Johann Sebastian Bach – Jesu, Joy of man’s desiring BWV 147.aif
DR15 -0.47 dB -21.64 dB G1 Richard Wagner – Siegfried-Idyll.aif
DR13 -7.58 dB -27.75 dB G2 Antonin Dvorak – Nocturne B major op. 40 (657).aif
DR12 -3.52 dB -22.74 dB H1 Gabriel Faure – Pavane op. 50.aif
DR14 -7.35 dB -27.59 dB H2 Pyotr Tchaikowsky – String Quartet No. 1 in D major Op. 11, Andante cantabile.aif
DR13 -2.23 dB -21.59 dB H3 Edvard Grieg – Two elegiac melodies Op. 34.aif
DR14 -8.39 dB -26.82 dB H4 Luigi Boccherini – Two elegiac melodies Op. 34.aif
Number of files: 26
Official DR value: DR13
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