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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - The Academy Plays Opera (2024)

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - The Academy Plays Opera (2024)

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - The Academy Plays Opera (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 327 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 190 Mb | 01:19:27
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

This premiering album by Neville Marriner includes modern, witty instrumental arrangements of the most famous arias and scenes from Verdi and Puccini’s operatic masterpieces: Nessun dorma, La donna è mobile… Don’t miss the moving chant of the ondes Martenot in Madama Butterfly or the voluble cimbalom in the Anvil Chorus from Il trovatore!

Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Antonín Dvořák: Serenades Op. 22 & 44 (1982)

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Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Antonín Dvořák: Serenades Op. 22 & 44 (1982)

Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Antonín Dvořák: Serenades Op. 22 & 44 (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 199 Mb | Total time: 51:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 400 020-2 | Recorded: 1981

Dvořák's two splendidly tuneful serenades are so attractive that you will find the tunes stuck in your head for days afterwards. If this makes you crazy, then you might want to exercise caution before playing them! Each is written for different forces: one for strings, the other for winds (with a single double bass to reinforce the bottom end). The Serenade for Winds is particularly special, being the ultimate example of a form that Czech composers really did better than anyone else. The wind writing has that essential "outdoors" quality, but it's also completely smooth and euphonious. Sir Neville Marriner's band does the music proud. This is one of their best recordings.

David Willcocks - George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro ed il Penseroso; Ode for St Cecilias Day (1999)

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David Willcocks - George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro ed il Penseroso; Ode for St Cecilias Day (1999)

David Willcocks - George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro ed il Penseroso; Ode for St Cecilias Day (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 760 Mb | Total time: 73:51+76:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 460 287-2 | Recorded: 1960, 1967

'L'Allegro il penseroso ed il moderato' brings together Sir David Willcocks, some fluent chamber players and the illustrious tenor Peter Pears - not the most orthodox of Handel interpreters in an era of so-called authentic performance, but here appropriately sonorous. The greater feast, however, is the 'Ode for St Cecelia', whose spiritual patronage of the sonic arts first really took off in the seventeenth century and has not looked back since. April Cantelo and Choir of King's College Cambridge offer an inspired and inspiring account of a rich, celebratory and gorgeously double-rhythmed delight.

Neville Marriner - Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos, Noches in los Jardines de España (1994)

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Neville Marriner - Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos, Noches in los Jardines de España (1994)

Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos, Noches in los Jardines de España (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 234 Mb | Total time: 62:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CDC 5 55049 2 | Recorded: 1992, 1993

The sultry warm atmosphere of an Andalusian night is almost palpable in Falla’s spellbinding Noches en los jardines de España. With its shimmering, sensuous harmonies, exquisite orchestral colours and exuberant melodies and rhythms, it’s perhaps Falla’s most impressionistic work. Using a large orchestral canvas on which he paints with deft, luminous strokes, Falla skilfully integrates a virtuoso piano part to create lovingly evocative music, full of captivating beauty.

Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - George Frideric Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.6 & Op.3 (2007)

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Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - George Frideric Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.6 & Op.3 (2007)

Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - George Frideric Handel: Twelve Grand Concertos Op.6; Six Concertos Op.3 (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.10 Gb | Total time: 3 hours 38 min
Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 8673 | Recorded: 1964, 1968

Marriner's set remains fully competitive for musical scholarship and, what is even more to the point, for musical expressiveness and spontaneity … the Academy was in peak form when this recording was made and the sound is very well balanced and vivid.

Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Rossini: Overtures (2024)

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Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Rossini: Overtures (2024)

Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Rossini: Overtures (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 219 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 144 Mb | 01:00:49
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Warner Classics is continuing Sir Neville Marriner’s centenary celebrations, and with it comes a wonderful re-release in the form of the irresistible collection of Rossini overtures, from Marriner's very first staged opera La cambiale di matrimonio to the famous William Tell and The Barber of Seville.

Kathleen Battle, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Handel: Arias (2024)

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Kathleen Battle, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Handel: Arias (2024)

Kathleen Battle, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Handel: Arias (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 222 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | 00:58:52
Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics

For this wonderful recital finally making is digital debut, Kathleen Battle made a beautiful selection of Handel arias excerpted from its most famous operas (Alcina, Giulio Cesare in Egitto), oratorios (Solomon, Messiah) and masques (Acis and Galatea). It is witfully accompanied by Neville Marriner’s Academy, who provides an ideal backdrop in which Battle’s voice can express all its charm and virtuosity. This album is definitely a highlight of our Neville Marriner centenary retrospective!

Rudolf Buchbinder, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 27 (2024)

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Rudolf Buchbinder, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 27 (2024)

Rudolf Buchbinder, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 27 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 232 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 147 Mb | 01:03:07
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

This is a summit meeting in these Mozart late piano concertos between two specialists of the Classical era!

Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Charpentier: Te Deum, H. 146 & Magnificat, H. 74 (1991/2024)

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Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Charpentier: Te Deum, H. 146 & Magnificat, H. 74 (1991/2024)

Kurt Moll, Ann Murray, Dawn Upshaw, Ethna Robinson, John Aler, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Charpentier: Te Deum, H. 146 & Magnificat, H. 74 (1991/2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 172 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 99 Mb | 00:40:52
Classical, Choral, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Warner Classics

This recording of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s two sacred masterpieces is one of the only forays Neville Marriner ever made into French baroque. Full of elegance and refinement, this rendition features great vocal soloists such as Ann Murray, Daw Upshaw or John Aler.

Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Gioacchino Rossini: Messa di Gloria (1992)

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Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Gioacchino Rossini: Messa di Gloria (1992)

Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Gioacchino Rossini: Messa di Gloria (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 261 Mb | Total time: 58:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 434 132-2 | Recorded: 1992

Gioachino Rossini's Messa di Gloria of 1821, right in the middle of the years when he ruled the operatic scene, has been less often recorded than the free-spirited and personal Stabat Mater of his old age. Various reasons could be advanced for this comparative neglect. Stacked up against Rossini's operas of the period it's something of a mixed bag. Some of it is intensely operatic, but it also looks back to the past with its giant contrapuntal "Cum sancto spiritu" (the mass consists of a Kyrie and Gloria). From the point of view of the cult of individual Romantic genius, a major problem is that Rossini may have had a collaborator on the work, one Pietro Raimondi, who honed some of the more polyphonic passages.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Bach (2023)

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Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Bach (2023)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Bach (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 729 MB
3:54:13 | Classical | Label: Warner Classics

A small orchestra specializing in music of the Baroque and Classical eras, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields became one of the most popular ensembles in the entire field of classical music, making albums that topped classical charts and even made an impact in pop. The group's seamless sound was identified in the minds of many listeners with that of Baroque music itself. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (the name has been spelled both with and without the hyphens, and with and without the period after "St") was formed in 1958 by violinist Neville Marriner, who was interested in exploring the then largely new field of Baroque music with a group of other musicians. Performing without a conductor until market forces dictated that Marriner take the post, the group played its first concert on November 13, 1959, at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and took its name from that venue.

The Grainger Edition, Volume 18 - Works for Unaccompanied Chorus (2002)

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The Grainger Edition, Volume 18 - Works for Unaccompanied Chorus (2002)

The Grainger Edition, Volume 18 - Works for Unaccompanied Chorus (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 206 Mb | Total time: 53:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9987 | Recorded: 2002

No praise can be too great for the palpable dedication and sensitivity of these performances…

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Handel & Corelli (2023)

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Handel & Corelli (2023)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Handel & Corelli (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 556 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 267 Mb | 01:56:18
Classical | Label: Decca Classics

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields (ASMF) is an English chamber orchestra, based in London. John Churchill, then Master of Music at the London church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and Neville Marriner founded the orchestra as "The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields", a small, conductorless string group. The ASMF gave its first concert on 13 November 1959, in the church after which it was named. In 1988, the orchestra dropped the hyphens from its full name.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Vivaldi (2023)

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Vivaldi (2023)

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Vivaldi (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 299 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 Mb | 01:09:25
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

One of the early pioneers of the Baroque movement, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields has been a leading ensemble in early music for more than half a century. They are one of the most recorded chamber orchestras of the industry, mostly under the baton of the legendary Sir Neville Marriner. This collection of their Vivaldi realisations includes the very popular version of the Gloria with Barbara Hendricks, and concertos with soloists Christopher Parkening, Maurice André, and Iona Brown.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Mozart & Beethoven (2023)

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Mozart & Beethoven (2023)

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Mozart & Beethoven (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 811 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 415 Mb | 03:00:49
Classical | Label: Decca Classics

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields (ASMF) is an English chamber orchestra, based in London. John Churchill, then Master of Music at the London church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and Neville Marriner founded the orchestra as "The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields", a small, conductorless string group. The ASMF gave its first concert on 13 November 1959, in the church after which it was named. In 1988, the orchestra dropped the hyphens from its full name.