HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Sir Neville Marriner & The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

front-small-boxsetLife 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
Vinyl (1980)
Number of Discs: 4
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 3.72 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Mercury) Peter Tchaikovsky – Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, & 3 (Dorati)

Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this gem
Antal Dorati was a superb Tchaikovsky conductor, and we are fortunate that Mercury captured so many of his performances for posterity in such fine sound. The first three symphonies don’t get much play; the Second pops up now and then on concert programs, which is a pity. They are colorful, full of the good tunes for which the composer is famous, and reasonable in length. In short, they are entirely typical of the composer, and I defy anyone to listen to the very opening of the First Symphony (subtitled Winter Dreams) and not be immediately enchanted. In fact, all three symphonies have nicknames: Winter Dreams, Little Russian, and Polish, respectively, thereby disproving the musical rule that the “name” pieces are always the most popular. Never mind, this music will give you a lot of pleasure.
David Hurwitz

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