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Krzysztof Meisinger - Heitor Villa-Lobos: Melodia Sentimental; Guitar Concerto; Five Preludes (2012)

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Krzysztof Meisinger - Heitor Villa-Lobos: Melodia Sentimental; Guitar Concerto; Five Preludes (2012)

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Melodia Sentimental; Guitar Concerto; Five Preludes (2012)
Krzysztof Meisinger, guitar; Academy of St Martin in the Fields; José Maria Florêncio, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 194 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Guitar | Label: Fuga Libera | # FUG599 | Time: 00:50:36

The young Polish musician Krzysztof Meisinger (b. 1984) is one of the most fascinating and charismatic guitarists of his generation. With the legendary Academy of St Martin in the Fields under the direction of the Brazilian conductor José Maria Florêncio, he has recorded the famous Guitar Concerto of Heitor Villa-Lobos. In this work of 1951, Villa-Lobos paid eloquent homage to the guitar’s qualities as a concert instrument. The recording also includes the Five Preludes for solo guitar, and an arrangement of Melodia Sentimental for guitar, violin, and string orchestra. This programme – recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London! – ideally displays the flexibility of a young soloist ready to conquer the world with his bewitching playing.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue; Musical Offering (1994) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue; Musical Offering (1994) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue; Musical Offering (1994) 2CDs
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 630 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 304 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips Classics | # 442 556-2 | Time: 02:09:01

There are many apocryphal stories in the classical-music world, but the one in which Frederick the Great challenged Bach to improvise a six-part fugue on a theme of the king's own invention is true, and The Musical Offering was, after a period of further reflection, the result. As with all the works of Bach's later years, the work is both great art and a "teaching piece," which shows everything that he thought could be done with the king's theme. The Trio Sonata based on the theme is the only major piece of chamber music from Bach's last decades in Leipzig, and that makes the work and essential cornerstone of any Bach collection. This performance, led by Neville Marriner, is both polished and lively, and very well recorded. At a "twofer" price, coupled with The Art of Fugue, it's the preferred version of the work on modern instruments.

Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Maw: Life Studies / Bennett: Spells (2012)

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Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Maw: Life Studies / Bennett: Spells (2012)

Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Maw: Life Studies / Bennett: Spells (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 352 MB | 01:15:58
Genre: Classical | Label: NMC Recordings

Two brilliant retrievals from the fearsome mid-1970s. Oddly enough each - but especially the Maw - begins to show signs of a return to lyricism and a subtle renunciation of Boulez and Darmstadt.

Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' (1997) 2CD
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Peter Warlock - George Butterworth - Frederick Delius - Edward Elgar

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 630 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 348 Mb | Scans ~ 15 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 452 707-2 | Time: 02:29:40

This is not strictly a compilation of what the British would term "light music," for there is music of substantial weight on these two discs: e.g., Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending, Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad, and Elgar's Introduction and Allegro, but for the most part, Marriner and his charges offer less weighty fare that is familiar to many classical music-lovers and certainly dear to the heart of Anglophiles like this writer. From Vaughan Williams's perennial favorites, Fantasia on Greensleeves and the English Folk Song Suite, and George Butterworth's nigh-ubiquitous The Banks of Green Willow to less familiar fare like Delius's Serenade (composed to honor the 70th birthday of Frederick Delius) and the suite from Elgar's incomplete opera The Spanish Lady, this compilation of recordings–originally made in 1968, 1972, 1976, and 1979–embodies the spirit of England and does so faultlessly. This is a well chosen and exemplarily executed collection of English orchestral miniatures proffered by a conductor and orchestra whose names have become synonymous with the repertoire.

Sir Neville Marriner, Barry Wordsworth, Adrian Boult - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works (1999) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Sir Neville Marriner, Barry Wordsworth, Adrian Boult - Ralph Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works (1999) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works (1999) 2CDs
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, conducted by Neville Marriner
New Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Barry Wordsworth
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Boult

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 644 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 347 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Orchestral | Label: Decca | # 460 357-2 | Time: 02:25:54

This two-CD collection offers a strong, masterfully performed selection of Vaughan Williams' shorter orchestral works. All the best-known pieces are here–the Tallis Fantasia, the Fantasia on Greensleeves, The Lark Ascending, Dives and Lazarus–as well as lesser-known but equally beautiful works such as the Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1, the Concerto Grosso and the Oboe Concerto. Disc One is devoted to performances by Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; on Disc Two, Barry Wordsworth and the New Queen's Hall Orchestra take over, except for one selection–the fiercely dramatic Partita for Double String Orchestra–performed by Sir Adrian Boult and the London Philharmonic. I did not think there could be a more beautiful performance of The Lark Ascending than the one by Boult and Hugh Bean, but the recording here by Marriner and Iona Brown is at very least its equal. For anyone who loves the music of Vaughan Williams, or for anyone who wants to get acquainted with this great and underrated composer, this double-CD set is a must.

David Willcocks, Philip Ledger, Soloists - Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, Magnificat; Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Magnificat (1990)

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David Willcocks, Philip Ledger, Soloists - Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, Magnificat; Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Magnificat (1990)

Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, Magnificat; Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Magnificat (1990)
Elizabeth Vaughan, soprano; Janet Baker, contralto; Ian Partridge, tenor; Christopher Keyte, bass
Cambridge King's College Choir; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Neville Marriner, leader
conductors: Sir David Willcocks, Sir Philip Ledger

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Decca | # 425 724-2 | Time: 00:55:41

When these recordings first came out, far in advance of the period instrument revolution, they were revelations. Though modern instruments were used, there was an effort to get performance practices right… And there was the incredibly powerful, absolutely heavenly sound of that chorus of men and boys, as well as the lifelike recordings that perfectly captured the vast space of the Chapel of King's College. Since that time there have been other performances that depict the letter of each work to a greater degree than these, but many listeners will argue that there are none that have better encapsulated the spirit of this music… These are star-studded "great singing" recordings in which the artists will be remembered as much as the music itself.

Zubin Mehta, Sir Neville Marriner, Carl Davis, Antal Dorati, Marilyn Horne - Aaron Copland: Orchestral & Vocal Works (1996) 2CD

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Zubin Mehta, Sir Neville Marriner, Carl Davis, Antal Dorati, Marilyn Horne - Aaron Copland: Orchestral & Vocal Works (1996) 2CD

Aaron Copland: Orchestral & Vocal Works (1996) 2CDs
Fanfare For The Common Man; Appalachian Spring; Lincoln Portrait; Quiet City;
Music For Movies; Ceremonial Fanfare; El Salón México; Old American Songs;
Dance Symphony; 4 Dances From 'Rodeo'
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta; Gregory Peck, speaker
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Sinfonietta, conducted by Elgar Howarth; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Carl Davis; Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Antal Doráti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 554 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 448 261-2 | Time: 02:12:18

If you want a good sampling of Copland's orchestral works, then this 2-CD compilation comes highly recommended, with excellent performances of works such as Appalachian Spring, Quiet City, El Salón México and others. (Presto Classical)

Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Jeremy Denk, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - For the Love of Johannes Brahms (2016) [Re-Up]

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Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Jeremy Denk, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - For the Love of Johannes Brahms (2016) [Re-Up]

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto in A Minor & Piano Trio in B Major (2016)
Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor (coda by Benjamin Britten)
Joshua Bell, violin & music director; Steven Isserlis, cello
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Jeremy Denk, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88985321792 | Time: 01:16:35

Violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis are joined by two acclaimed musical forces - pianist Jeremy Denk and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, of which Bell is Music Director – in a landmark joint recording, For the Love of Brahms (Sony Classical). Available September 30, 2016, the new album is a unique project that features works of Brahms and Schumann that Bell calls “music about love and friendship.” Bell, Isserlis and Denk unite here in Brahms’s first published chamber work, the Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 in its rarely performed original 1854 version. Isserlis also joins Bell – as violin soloist and director – and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Brahms’s last orchestral work, the celebrated Double Concerto (for Violin and Cello) in A Minor, Op. 102. Bell, Isserlis and members of the Academy also offer the first recording of an unusual coupling: the slow movement of Schumann’s rarely heard Violin Concerto, in a version for string orchestra made by Benjamin Britten, who also added a short coda.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner - William Boyce: 8 Symphonies (1995) Remastered Reissue 2017

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner - William Boyce: 8 Symphonies (1995) Remastered Reissue 2017

William Boyce: 8 Symphonies (1995) Remastered Reissue 2017
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Capriccio (Encore Series) | # C8006 | 01:01:42

Capriccio Encore is a series of re-releases of the most famous recordings from Capriccio’s back catalogue, fully re-mastered and competitively priced. The legendary recordings of artists such as Sandor Végh, Ton Koopman, Sir Neville Marriner and the Vienna Boys’ Choir also contain repertoire highlights that have a particularly special appeal, from the baroque to the present day. This Encore release features William Boyce's 8 Symphonies, performed by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, lead by Sir Neville Marriner.

Neville Marriner, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Corelli: Concerti Grossi, Op.6 (1995)

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Neville Marriner, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Corelli: Concerti Grossi, Op.6 (1995)

Neville Marriner, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Corelli: Concerti Grossi, Op.6 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 612 Mb | Total time: 126:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 443 862-2 | Recorded: 1974

The re-master of a 1974 Decca Record recording is excellent in execution and style. Neveille Marriner and St. Martin-in-the-Fields perform in their typical excellent manner.

Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Mozart: Il Re Pastore (2006/1989)

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Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Mozart: Il Re Pastore (2006/1989)

Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Mozart: Il Re Pastore (2006/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.39 Gb (DVD9) | 114 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Set in classical antiquily, Mozart’s "Il re pastore" tells of the thwarted love of Aminta (the innocent ‘shepherd king’ of the title) for the well-born Elisa, and that of the nobleman Agenore for the deposed tyrant’s daughter Tamiri. No less a figure than Alexander the Great resolves these conflicts of private passion and public status. First performed in Salzburg in 1775, Sir Neville Marriner conducts a top international cast in this 1989 production of the opera from Salzburg’s Landestheater.

Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Bach: Coffee & Peasant Cantatas (1990)

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Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Bach: Coffee & Peasant Cantatas (1990)

Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Bach: Coffee Cantata & Peasant Cantata / Kaffee-Kantate & Bauern-Kantate (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 57:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 412 882-2 | Recorded: 1981

In the early 1950s Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau began what would become a long and distinguished career as one of his generation’s foremost Bach interpreters. By 1981, when he and his wife Julia Varady made this recording for Philips, his declining vocal abilities apparently didn’t prevent him from continuing to deliver the kind of infectious, exuberant performances that established that reputation and endeared him to so many listeners.

Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Baroque Cantatas and Concertos (1995)

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Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Baroque Cantatas and Concertos (1995)

Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Baroque Cantatas and Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 316 Mb | Total time: 59:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | 5 65558 2 | Recorded: 1982-1984

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields was founded in 1959 by Sir Neville Marriner and a group of London’s leading orchestral players. Originally formed as a small conductorless string group, it spearheaded the 1950’s Baroque revival.

Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 6 "Le Matin", 7 "Le Midi", 8 "Le Soir" (1984)

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Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 6 "Le Matin", 7 "Le Midi", 8 "Le Soir" (1984)

Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 6 "Le Matin", 7 "Le Midi", 8 "Le Soir" (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 58:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 411 441-2 | Recorded: 1980

These three early symphonies join the series of ASMF/Marriner recordings of all the 'named' symphonies of Haydn. They are delightfully lightweight with unusual prominence given to the woodwind, and they receive here wholly enjoyable 'chamber-music' style performances of great style and precision. The recorded balance has ideal spread and depth, the harpsichord being just in evidence. The sum of its many musical and technical virtues makes this CD compulsive listening through every one of its 13 movements.

George Malcolm, Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4 & Op.7 (1996)

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George Malcolm, Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4 & Op.7 (1996)

George Malcolm, Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4 & Op.7 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 692 Mb | Total time: 147:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 452 235-2 | Recorded: 1972, 1973

The combination of Neville Marriner and his always sterling evocation of excellence from the Academy of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields offers the perfect accompaniment and support for Malcolm's playing. The late George Malcolm was a brilliantly gifted organist even though his real specialty had always been harpsichord. He always seems to find the lightest most delightful playing to fit the idea of the piece.