ASMF founder Neville Marriner dead at 92

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Re: ASMF founder Neville Marriner dead at 92

Post by stenka razin » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:14 pm

OMG.........One of our greatest conductors is no more. Truly a sad day........ :( :( :( :(


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Re: ASMF founder Neville Marriner dead at 92

Post by maestrob » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:21 pm

His Mozart & Schubert are still active on my playlist. Requiescat in pace. :cry:

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Re: ASMF founder Neville Marriner dead at 92

Post by Lance » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:26 am

Very sad, indeed, to learn this. He left a staggering legacy on recordings. I have enjoyed much of it on myriad labels.
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Re: ASMF founder Neville Marriner dead at 92

Post by John F » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:25 am

Marriner and his band did make a huge number of recordings, and Marriner also recorded other repertoire with other orchestras. I have to say that few of them sound really inspired, at least to me. Marriner was essentially a middle-of-the-road conductor, in his interpretations and also in his general approach to the orchestra's core repertoire, which was mainly the 18th century's for chamber orchestra. Today's HIP crowd would look down on this as inadequately "authentic," but I had and have no objection to it. I just wish he and his players had caught fire more often.
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Re: ASMF founder Neville Marriner dead at 92

Post by jserraglio » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:08 am

IMO, an excellent, wide-ranging conductor: Bach, Mozart, Handel, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Stravinsky etc. Many memorable recordings.












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Re: ASMF founder Neville Marriner dead at 92

Post by Holden Fourth » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:39 pm

My favourite Marriner ASMF recording is a twofer of Serenades.

I remember seeing a recording of the Eroica at a friends place and being quite surprised at how good it was.

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Post by jserraglio » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:10 pm

Here's one I have on my bucket list. reissue of two early Argo recordings.
Amazon wrote:n addition to recording the Bach Violin Concertos with Henryk Szeryng, Neville Marriner and the Academy also recorded two LPs of arrangements (made by Christopher Hogwood) of harpsichord concertos. These colourful arrangements are for oboe, flute and violin in various combinations. They were issued originally on two Argo LPs to great critical acclaim and are here reissued collectively on a 2 CD set for the first time in celebration of the Academy's 50th anniversary this year, these recordings are reissued as part of a series of reissues on Eloquence. Christopher Hogwood's illuminating notes are included.
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Re: ASMF founder Neville Marriner dead at 92

Post by Wallingford » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:23 pm

I found his complete Brahms and Schumann symphony sets surprisingly very good.

Still, I always was befuddled at his Ormandy/Stokowski/Ozawa complex, and taking a whack at the big, blitzy showpieces. As if simply being the greatest living Handel/Haydn/Mozart conductor was really a bad thing.

He had little business doing Gershwin's big three.
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