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

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HANDEL
Concerto Grosso op.6 No.11
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BEETHOVEN
Große Fuge
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MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’
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BRITTEN
Les Illuminations
Anthony Rolfe Johnson

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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.

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL 1685–1759

 

1 Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon HWV67)                         3.10

 

Concerto Grosso in A major op.6 No.11 HWV329

2 I Andante larghetto, e staccato                                                              4.27

3 II Allegro                                                                                                           1.36

4 III Largo, e staccato                                                                                      0.31

5 IV Andante                                                                                                      4.44

6 V Allegro                                                                                                          3.36

 

Executive Producer: Kenneth Corden

Director: Rodney Greenberg

Recorded:  St John’s, Smith Square, London, 23 & 24 May 1974

© BBC 1974

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827

 

7 Große Fuge in B flat major op.133 arr. Marriner                             19.15

 

Producer and Director: Robin Lough

Recorded:  Live from the BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London, 25 August 1975

© BBC 1975

 

FELIX MENDELSSOHN 1809–1847

 

Symphony No.4 in A major op.90 ‘Italian’

8 I Allegro vivace                                                                                              7.53

9 II Andante con moto                                                                                   5.46

10 III Con moto moderato                                                                            6.00

11 IV Saltarello: Presto                                                                                   6.01

 

BENJAMIN BRITTEN 1913–1976

 

Les Illuminations op.18*

12 I Fanfare                                                                                                        2.19

13 II Villes                                                                                                            2.32

14 IIIa Phrase                                                                                                     0.58

15 IIIb Antique                                                                                                  2.07

16 IV Royauté                                                                                                    1.33

17 V Marine                                                                                                        0.58

18 VI Interlude                                                                                                  2.06

19 VII Being Beauteous                                                                                 3.34

20 VIII Parade                                                                                                    2.48

21 IX Départ                                                                                                       3.51

 

Words: Arthur Rimbaud © 1940 Hawkes & Son (London) Limited

Executive Producer: Kenneth Corden

Director: Roy Tipping

Recorded: Live from the BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London, 12 August 1983

© BBC 1983

 

*Anthony Rolfe Johnson tenor

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

SIR NEVILLE MARRINER

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martin kendrick
03/Aug/2013

“Anthony Rolfe Johnson singing Britten's Les Illuminations: a beautiful voice allied to a rare understanding of the music, superbly accompanied by ASMF, all in fine sound and colour.”

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