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    Marriner, Sir Neville (15th April 1924-Present)

    He is a violinist and conductor born in Lincoln, England.  He received his musical education at the Paris Conservatoire, the Royal College of Music in London and Pierre Monteaux' School in Hancock, Maine.  During his studies he also became a violinist for the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia and formed the Jacobean Ensemble with Thurston Dart.  He is the founder and Life President of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra, where he played violin until 1969 before becoming their conductor.  During his career he has conducted the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the New York Chamber Orchestra and held tenures with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.  He has appeared on more than 300 recordings and is known as an interpreter of music from the Baroque period as well as for his arrangements and selection of the music for the Amadeus soundtrack, which reached No. 56 on the Billboard album charts and is St. Martin in the Fields biggest selling album.  In 1985 he was given the honour of a knighthood.  His son is the clarinetist Andrew Marriner.

     

    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields recordings

     

    Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Adagio in G minor (Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni)

    EMI Classics 5 66400 (CD: Baroque for Dummies)   

    Conductor - Neville Marriner

    Violin - Iona Brown

     

    Adagio in G minor (Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni)

    Seraphim 5 73289 2 (CD: Classical Favorites)

    Conductor - Neville Marriner

    Violin - Iona Brown

     

    Johann Georg Albrechtsberger

    Concertino for Trumpet in E flat Major

    Deutsche Grammaphon DG B0005042-02 (CD: Masters of the Trumpet)

    Conductor - Neville Marriner

    Trumpet -  John Wilbraham

     

    Sources:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neville_Marriner

    http://imdb.com/name/nm0550165/bio

     

    Here he is conducting the ASMF in a performance of Mozart's Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro"...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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