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The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is an English chamber orchestra, based in London.

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is an English chamber orchestra, based in London. Sir Neville Marriner founded the orchestra as The Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields in London as a small, conductorless string group. The original group numbered 11, all male. Their name comes from Trafalgar Square's St Martin-in-the-Fields church, where the orchestra gave its first concert on November 13, 1959. In 1988, the orchestra dropped the hyphens from its full name. Marriner holds the title of Life President. The initial performances as a string orchestra at St Martin-in-the-Fields' church played a key role in the revival of baroque performances in England. The orchestra has since expanded to include winds. It remains flexible in size, changing its make-up to suit its repertoire, which ranges from the Baroque to contemporary works. Neville Marriner continued to perform obbligatos and concertino solos with the orchestra until 1969, and led the orchestra on recordings until the autumn of 1970, when he switched to conducting from the podium from directing the orchestra from the leader's desk.

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    Ingrid Jacoby

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    Praised by The New York Times for her ‘clear articulation … unequivocal phrasing … [and] expressivity’, Ingrid Jacoby’s new recording of...
  • Quick-View Ingrid Jacoby
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    Ingrid Jacoby

    £ 9.99

    Praised by The New York Times for her ‘clear articulation … unequivocal phrasing … [and] expressivity’, Ingrid Jacoby’s new recording of...
  • Quick-View Ingrid Jacoby
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    Ingrid Jacoby

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    Praised by The New York Times for her ‘clear articulation … unequivocal phrasing … [and] expressivity’, and by The Guardian as being...
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    Sir Neville Marriner / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields

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    Described by Denis Stevens as having ‘more sense of style than all the chamber orchestras in Europe put together’, the Academy of St...
  1. Ingrid Jacoby
    Live

    Ingrid Jacoby

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    Praised by The New York Times for her ‘clear articulation … unequivocal phrasing … [and] expressivity’, Ingrid Jacoby’s new recording of Mozart’s Concertos Nos. 14 and 27 with the internationally celebrated Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner follows on from her critically acclaimed cycle of the Beethoven Concertos on ICA Classics. Her previous albums received wonderful reviews from the German magazine Crescendo ‘Jacoby revitalises Beethoven’s Piano Concertos …terrifically and with so much intelligence and energy that all leading competitors pale by comparison’ and in International Record Review ‘Utterly compelling … here is a performance of Beethoven that is well-nigh flawless in every regard’. The release of this very high-profile recording marks an important milestone in Ingrid Jacoby’s career and will be followed with a second volume of Mozart Concertos in autumn 2014. Released on March 3rd 2014.... More details

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    Ingrid Jacoby

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    Praised by The New York Times for her ‘clear articulation … unequivocal phrasing … [and] expressivity’, Ingrid Jacoby’s new recording of Mozart’s Concertos Nos. 21 & 23, complete with the Rondo K386, and accompanied by the internationally celebrated Academy of St Martin in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner, follows on from her previous recording dedicated to Mozart Concertos Nos 14 & 17 which received excellent reviews. International Record Review: ‘Marriner and Jacoby seem to be on the same wavelength… often extremely beautiful’; Gramophone: ‘a wonderful clarity of finger work’; Fanfare Magazine: ‘This is Mozart playing on a par with such greats as Rosenberg, Haskil, and Fischer’; The Guardian: “Ingrid Jacoby is in suitably playful mood, dancing through the finale of the E flat concerto and charming us with the childlike grace of No.27’s larghetto’; More details

  3. Ingrid Jacoby
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    Ingrid Jacoby

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    Praised by The New York Times for her ‘clear articulation … unequivocal phrasing … [and] expressivity’, and by The Guardian as being ‘very impressive’, Ingrid Jacoby has established herself as one of the most poetic and admired pianists of her generation. She has won numerous prizes and competitions, including the Artists Presentation Award and Steinway Hall Artists Prize, the Baldwin National Piano and Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions, the Concert Artists Guild Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters. Since moving to England, she has performed with many major orchestras, including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, working with such eminent conductors as Mackerras, Slatkin, Sinopli, Susskind and Kaspszyk. Recent high-profile performances include concerts with the Liverpool Philharmonic under the baton of Vasily Petrenko and a hugely... More details

  4. Sir Neville Marriner / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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    Sir Neville Marriner / The Academy of St Martin in the Fields

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    Described by Denis Stevens as having ‘more sense of style than all the chamber orchestras in Europe put together’, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields lives up to its lofty reputation on this DVD, demonstrating the full-bodied string sound for which they were so well known. Marriner leads his orchestra with precision and style in these five compelling performances.The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.More details

 

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