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Neville Marriner

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Rivaled only by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Neville Marriner was probably one of the most important of the first numbers who spearheaded the reawakening of contemporary desire for Baroque and early Classical music. In the 1950s, he founded Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the very first English early music ensemble to discover a large international target audience. Marriner offers since become probably one of the most well-known conductors on the planet, acclaimed for his interpretations of composers from Bach to Britten. Marriner was initially trained the violin as a kid, by his dad, and went to the Royal University of Music, starting at age group thirteen. Wounded during Globe Battle II, he fulfilled potential collaborator Thurston Dart during his hospitalization. In 1948 he became teacher in the Royal Academy of Music. In addition to becoming a member of the Martin String Quartet as second violin, he created a violin-and-harpsichord duet with Dart, and their shows led to the forming of the Jacobean Outfit, an early group that documented the Purcell trio sonatas in 1950. For this period, he began monitoring performing with Pierre Monteux at Monteux’s college in Maine. Marriner’s status generally music circles also grew; in 1956 he was appointed primary second violin using the London Symphony Orchestra. A turning stage arrived in 1959, when Marriner was asked to provide music for the chapel of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, in London’s Trafalgar Square. Marriner created a chamber orchestra which he called the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. The group’s function attracted the eye from the Decca imprint L’Oiseau Lyre, which documented its overall performance of Couperin’s Les Countries. Favorable critiques and unexpectedly powerful sales of the recording resulted in even more recordings for L’Oiseau Lyre and its own sister label Argo, and by the finish from the 1970s the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields acquired end up being the best-selling chamber orchestra in documented music’s background. The group extended from 13 players to twenty or even more, and performed Classical symphonic functions and 20th hundred years British music in addition to Baroque materials. The sound of Marriner’s Academy recordings is normally crisp, with an exceptionally shiny sound, using period functionality standards with contemporary tools. Marriner’s name continues to be closely from the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, as well as the group right now has a lot more than 300 recordings to its credit. Included in these are the soundtrack for the 1984 film Amadeus, that Marriner selected, organized, and directed functions of Salieri and Pergolesi, furthermore to Mozart. In 1969 Marriner he structured the LA Chamber Orchestra, and he later on took this orchestra on the tour of European countries. Additionally, he offered as a visitor conductor with leading U.S. orchestras, and in Britain held a scheduled appointment as conductor from the North Sinfonia, located in Newcastle. In the past due 1970s and early 1980s, he spent the majority of his amount of time in the U.S., mainly as music movie director and conductor from the Minnesota Orchestra. After becoming knighted in 1985, Marriner returned to Europe, performing from the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1986-1989. He continuing to conduct all over the world, including in the Opéra de Lyon, also to record. In 2014, at age 90, he became the oldest conductor to business lead a Proms concert up to now. His performing was known because of its vitality and lighting, in addition to exact ensemble technique, a representation of his violinist times. Inside a 1991 interview he stated of his design: “I had been under no circumstances a potentate swinging a scepter, but was constantly in a dialogue with my music artists.”

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Full Name Neville Marriner
Died October 2, 2016, London, United Kingdom
Profession Conductor, Violinist
Education Conservatoire de Paris, Royal College of Music
Nationality English
Spouse Elizabeth Mary Sims, Diana Parikian
Children Andrew Marriner
Awards Grammy Award for Best Classical Album, Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance, Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra), Shakespeare Prize
Music Groups Academy of St Martin in the Fields, London Symphony Orchestra, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
Nominations Brit Award for Best Classical Recording, Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year – Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment
Movies Mozart: Greatest Hits


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#Fact
1 He was awarded the CH (Companion of the Order) as a Member in the 2015 Queen's BIrthday Honours List for his services to Music. He is conductor in London, England.
2 Father of musician Andrew Marriner.
3 He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1985 Queen's Honours List for his services to music.
4 Also conducted the Minnesota Orchestra (formerly the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra) from 1979 to 1986.
5 Founded the orchestra The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, in 1959. It has become one of the world's most famous orchestras.
6 He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the British Empire) in the 1979 Queen's Honours List for his services to Music.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 2014 performer: "Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27 Movements 1 and 2 Largo, Allegro Moderato"
Stella cadente 2014 performer: "Cassation in G Major"
Liberal Arts 2012 performer: "La scala di seta: Overture" - as Sir Neville Marriner
Priest 2011 performer: "Mozart: 3. Sequentia: Tuba mirum Requiem in D minor, K. 626" - as Sir Neville Marriner
La Rafle 2010 performer: "La mort d'Ase' - as Sir Neville Marriner
Mr. Nobody 2009 performer: "Pavane Op. 50"
Fall from Grace 2007 Documentary as Sir Neville Marriner, "Requiem, Confutatis"
Vitus 2006 as Sir Neville Marriner, "Requiem in d-Moll, K, 626 Sequentia-Lacrimosa"
American Experience 2006 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Elizabethtown 2005 performer: "Purcell: Rondeau Abdelazer" 1677 - as Sir Neville Marriner
Duplex 2003 performer: "Requiem. K. 626: Dies Irae" - as Sir Neville Marriner
Kissing Jessica Stein 2001 performer: "Concerto in F Major for Two Horns"
Enigma 2001 performer: "5 Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'" - as Sir Neville Marrriner
Blinkende lygter 2000 performer: "Rhapsody in Blue"
Three Kings 1999 performer: "Gloria Cum Sancto Spiritu in Gloria Dei Patris"
Jumanji 1995 performer: "Serenade in D, Op.44" 1878
Ulrike Marie Meinhof 1994 Documentary performer: "Didon et Enee"
Philadelphia 1993 as Sir Neville Marriner, "Laudate Dominum", "Agnus Dei", "Dulcissimum Convivium"
Last Action Hero 1993 performer: "Overture, The Marriage of Figaro"
Concierto de Aranjuez 1993 Video short performer: "Concierto de Aranjuez"
Man Trouble 1992 performer: "ET RESURREXIT" - as Sir Neville Marriner
Out of Africa 1985 "Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in A K.622" 1791, "Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for Violin & Viola K. 364" 1779, "Three Divertimenti K.136, K.137, K.138" 1772
Amadeus 1984 performer: "Le Nozze di Figaro The Marriage of Figaro, K492, Act IV, Ah Tutti Contenti" 1786, "Don Giovanni, K527, A Cenar Teco, Da Qual Tremore Insolito..." 1787, "Axur, Re d'Ormus: Finale" 1788, "Die Entführung aus dem Serail Abduction from the Seraglio, K384, Marten Aller Arten" 1782, "Die Zauberflöte The Magic Flute, K620, Aria No. 14, Der Holle Rache Kocht" 1791, "Concerto for Piano in E Flat Major, K482, 3rd Movement, Allegro" 1782-86, "Concerto for Piano in D Minor, K466" 1782-86, "Sympho
China Lake 1983 Short "Divertimento for Strings"
Les soeurs Brontë 1979 performer: "Ouverture de Tancrède Tancredi"
Akenfield 1974 performer: "Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Duplex 2003 conductor: The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - as Sir Neville Marriner
Enigma 2001 conductor: The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - as Sir Neville Marriner
Handel: Messiah 1992 TV Special documentary conductor - as Sir Neville Marriner
Il re pastore 1989 TV Movie musical director
Valmont 1989 conductor - as Sir Neville Marriner
Amadeus 1984 conductor - as Sir Neville Marriner / music supervisor - as Sir Neville Marriner
Pulcinella 1983 TV Movie conductor
Les noces de Figaro 1980/I TV Movie musical director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Amadeus' 2002 Video documentary thanks - as Sir Neville Marriner

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ànima 2009 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Amadeus' 2002 Video documentary Himself - Music Director (as Sir Neville Marriner)
Concierto de Aranjuez 1993 Video short Himself (conductor)
Handel: Messiah 1992 TV Special documentary Conductor
The Immortal Beethoven 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself (conductor)
Omnibus 1970 TV Series documentary Himself - Conductor
Masterworks 1966-1967 TV Series Himself - Music Director

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC Proms 2010 TV Series Himself - Conductor

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