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The London Recordings / Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields


Release Date: 08/03/2018 
Label:  Capriccio Records   Catalog #: 7250  
Composer:  Henry PurcellWilliam BoyceFelix MendelssohnAdolphe Adam,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 14 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Neville Marriner practically was the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields – the orchestra he founded in 1958 and led for over half a century. Moreover, he was the face of classical music to millions of listeners… in a way that only Toscanini, Bernstein, and Karajan have rivalled in the age of recorded sound. In the later years, it was Capriccio that stepped in when other labels showed no interest to record the Academy in the bigger romantic repertoire. The central element of this collection is the set of Tchaikovsky symphonies. "The members of the Academy, trained on quite different repertory, let their hair down in playing that is both crisp and alert, obviously enjoying their outing into this pop repertory." (Edward Greenfield, Read more Gramophone) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Prophetess, Z 627: Suite by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
2.
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628: Suite by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
3.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: Suite by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
4.
Symphonies (8), Op. 2 by William Boyce
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737-1756; England 
5.
Saint Paul, Op. 36: Overture by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
6.
Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
7.
Overture in C major, Op. 101 "Trumpet Overture" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826/1833; Germany 
8.
Overture for Wind Instruments in C major, Op. 24 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824/1838; Germany 
9.
Die schöne Melusine Overture, Op. 32 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
10.
Die Hochzeit des Camacho, Op. 10: Overture by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
11.
Die Heimkehr aud der Fremde, Op. 89: Overture by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
12.
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, in D major Op. 27 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
13.
Giselle by Adolphe Adam
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; France 
14.
Thaïs: Ballet Suite by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
15.
Le Cid: Ballet music by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
16.
Cendrillon: Orchestral Suite by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; France 
17.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
18.
The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; England 
19.
The Wand of Youth Suite no 1, Op. 1a by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; England 
20.
Othello Overture, Op. 93 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892 
21.
Carnival Overture, Op. 92 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; USA 
22.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
23.
Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Bohemia 
24.
Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Bohemia 
25.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
26.
Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
27.
Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
28.
Symphony no 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
29.
Symphony no 2 in C minor, Op. 17 "Little Russian" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
30.
Symphony no 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter daydreams" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866/1874; Russia 
31.
Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Excellent playing and recording. October 9, 2018 By P. Bentham (Montreal, QC) See All My Reviews "Sir Neville Marriner leads the players through a wide variety of music with skill and great musicianship. The Tchaikovsky Symphonies are an unusual but delightful recording showing the great versatility of the group. These discs are a must for all serious music lovers." Report Abuse
 A Very Pleasant Collection of Music! September 25, 2018 By Albert B. (Conshohocken, PA) See All My Reviews "I have always had a soft spot for Neville Marriner and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. My first recollection of him was a recording I heard of "The Last Night of the Proms" back in the Sixties. Since then I was hooked. This collection is an interesting mix of works. I never sought Marriner out for Mendelssohn or Tchaikovsky but the box set made it an easy choice. I am more than pleased with the purchase. As I grow older my hearing has not improved with age and now rely on performances over sonic excellence. This is not to say that the sound is not good, this is to say that I am not equipped to judge it. Marriner's performances suit me and my hearing." Report Abuse
 Excellent music, but  September 25, 2018 By Marvin G. (Bronx, NY) See All My Reviews "Wonderful selections, outstanding performances and sound. But the disks are delivered in envelopes with a gummy seal that is worse than just fold-over packaging. Elegant except where corners were cut." Report Abuse
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