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Sir Neville Marriner

In a programme recorded before his death in October 2016, Sir Neville Marriner invites Sean Rafferty into his London home to discuss music, life and culture.

Sir Neville Marriner, invites Sean Rafferty into his London family home, site of many Academy of St Martin in the Fields rehearsals, to look back on a lifetime of music and cultural interests.

Sir Neville Marriner's formidable catalogue of recordings form the backbone of many a CD collection. He relives the Academy's most important moments, working with Milos Foreman on the soundtrack to Amadeus and games of table tennis in Hollywood with Jascha Heifetz. Surrounded by the ticking of clocks collected over many years, Sir Neville describes his early days as a violinist with the LSO (which include flour bombing the orchestral tour bus from a WWII plane) his passion for planting trees and how he would be happy never to have to conduct Vivaldi's Four Seasons ever again!

Producer: Freya Hellier

First broadcast in January 2014.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg suite Op.40 vers. for string orchestra

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • HANSSLER-MUSIC.
    • Cd-98995.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg concerto no. 2 in F major BWV.1047

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 468-549-2.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Ancient airs and dances for lute - suite no. 1 for orchestra [arrs. of various composers]

    Performer: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
    • HMV.
    • 5-74369-2.
  • George Gershwin

    Porgy and Bess - suite, arr. Jascha Heifetz for violin and piano

    Performer: Emanuel Bay. Performer: Jascha Heifetz.
    • DG RECORDS.
    • 477-8168.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F minor RV.297, Op.8`4 (L'Inverno) for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Alan Loveday. Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • ARGO.
    • 414-4862.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in B flat major K.361 for 13 wind instruments

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • METRONOME.
    • 825-126-2.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Sonata a quattro no. 2 in A major for 2 violins, cello and double bass

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • DECCA.
    • 430-563-2.
  • Edward Elgar

    In the south (Alassio) - overture Op.50

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • COLLINS CLASSICS.
    • 12692-.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 7 in A major Op.92

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 88765448812.

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