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
Label: EMI DR-Analysis: DR 13 Size: 3.72 GB
Many thanks to Jean-Luc for these little pearls Paris-born Pierre Fournier (1906-1986) was the leading French cellist of his time, renowned for his elegant playing of the standard repertoire and for his ties to such contemporary composers as Roussel, Schoeck, Martinon, Martin, Poulenc, and others whose works were dedicated to him or which he premiered. Fournier’s recordings include the major solo works and concertos, along with important chamber music pieces in which he was partnered by such artists as Schnabel and Kempff, among others.
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn, Luigi Boccherini, Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Pierre Fournier Orchestra: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Karl Münchinger Vinyl (1952-53/1970) Number of Discs: 1 Format: Flac Label: Decca Eclipse DR-Analysis: DR 12 Size: 1.17 GB