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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
For many listeners, Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields led the charge for authentic performance style albeit, while still using modern instruments in the late 1960s and 1970s with their polished recordings of Classical masterpieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Joseph Haydn, and Ludwig van Beethoven. But there is a solid representation of Romantic and modern repertoire in their catalog, which is generously offered in Marriner & The Academy: 20th Century Classics. Most of the selections are certainly works of the modern era, and composers such as Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Dmitry Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten, Sergey Prokofiev, ...
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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
For many listeners, Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields led the charge for authentic performance style albeit, while still using modern instruments in the late 1960s and 1970s with their polished recordings of Classical masterpieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Joseph Haydn, and Ludwig van Beethoven. But there is a solid representation of Romantic and modern repertoire in their catalog, which is generously offered in Marriner & The Academy: 20th Century Classics. Most of the selections are certainly works of the modern era, and composers such as Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Dmitry Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten, Sergey Prokofiev, Arnold Schoenberg, and Anton Webern, among others, belong at the center of this survey. Yet the inclusion of 19th century music by Richard Wagner, Heinrich Baermann, George Bizet, and Edvard Grieg, as well as post-Romantic works by Carl Nielsen, George Butterworth, and Richard Strauss, make the theme of the ten-disc set a little confusing. Yet these discs are worthy reissues of albums first released by Argo presented here in cardboard sleeves that feature the original cover art and content was put over period consistency for the coherence of the program e.g., Bizet's "Symphony in C" was coupled with Prokofiev's "Classical Symphony," or Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll" paired with Strauss' "Metamorphosen". Putting that consideration aside, the works chosen are all well-suited to the chamber orchestra proportions of the Academy, and the playing is exceptional, in many cases the musicians' best. The sound quality of these recordings varies a little from disc to disc, as should be expected in a set of this broad scope, but the ADD reproduction is clean and clear in every track.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2011
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947827597
  • Catalog Number: 001553402

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–9 Pulcinella, suite for orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & Neville Marriner (22:38)
  2. 10–19 Apollon musagète, ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & Neville Marriner (30:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Metamorphosen, study for 23 solo strings, o.Op. 142 (TrV 290, AV 142) - Richard Strauss & Neville Marriner (26:10)
  2. 2 Siegfried Idyll, for small orchestra in E major, WWV 103 - Richard Wagner & Neville Marriner (17:53)
  3. 3 Adagio in D flat major for clarinet quintet - Heinrich Joseph Baermann & Neville Marriner (5:03)
Disc 3
  1. 1–4 Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, Sz. 106, BB 114 - Béla Bartók & Roger Smalley (31:29)
  2. 5–7 Divertimento for string orchestra, Sz. 113, BB 118 - Béla Bartók & Neville Marriner (24:08)
Disc 4
  1. 1–3 Capriccio, for piano & orchestra - John Ogdon & Igor Stravinsky (17:09)
  2. 4–7 Piano Concerto No. 1, for piano, trumpet & strings, in C minor, Op. 35 - John Ogdon & Dmitry Shostakovich (20:51)
Disc 5
  1. 1–4 Sonata for Strings (transcription by Walton and M.Arnold of String Quartet in A minor) - William Walton & Neville Marriner (24:44)
  2. 2 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 1. Lentamente - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (1:36)
  3. 3 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 2. Andante - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (1:17)
  4. 4 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 3. Allegretto - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (1:03)
  5. 5 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 4. Animato - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (1:01)
  6. 6 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 5. Molto giocoso - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (0:23)
  7. 7 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 6. Con eleganza - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (0:33)
  8. 8 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 8. Commodo - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (1:27)
  9. 9 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 9. Allegretto tranquillo - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (1:11)
  10. 10 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 10. Ridicolosamente - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (0:48)
  11. 11 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 11. Con vivacità - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (1:16)
  12. 12 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 12. Assai moderato - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (1:25)
  13. 13 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 13. Allegretto - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (0:50)
  14. 14 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 14. Feroce - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (0:58)
  15. 15 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 15. Inquieto - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (0:59)
  16. 16 Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: 16. Dolente - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (2:31)
Disc 6
  1. 1–4 Symphony in C major ("No. 1") - Georges Bizet & Neville Marriner (32:01)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Classical"), Op. 25 - Sergey Prokofiev & Neville Marriner (14:04)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Verklärte Nacht, for string orchestra (arr. from String Sextet, Op.4) - Arnold Schoenberg & Neville Marriner (29:23)
  2. 2–6 School Work for Instrumental Ensemble Playing, "music for use" for instruments, Op. 44 - Paul Hindemith & Neville Marriner (11:34)
  3. 7–11 Movements (5), version for string orchestra, Op. 5 - Anton Webern & Anton Webern (10:47)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11 - Samuel Barber & Neville Marriner (8:48)
  2. 2–4 Symphony No. 3: The Camp Meeting, for orchestra, S. 3 (K. 1A3) - Charles Ives & Neville Marriner (21:29)
  3. 3 Quiet City, for English horn, trumpet & strings (from the incidental music) - Aaron Copland & Neville Marriner (8:46)
  4. 4 Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 10 for oboe & string orchestra, HC 813 - Henry Cowell & Neville Marriner (6:54)
  5. 5 A Rumor, for orchestra - Paul Creston & Neville Marriner (5:51)
Disc 9
  1. 1 A Shropshire Lad, rhapsody for string orchestra - George Butterworth & Neville Marriner (10:25)
  2. 2 The Banks of Green Willow, idyll for orchestra - George Butterworth & Neville Marriner (6:09)
  3. 3 English Idylls (2) for orchestra - George Butterworth & Neville Marriner (9:50)
  4. 4–14 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10 - Benjamin Britten & Neville Marriner (25:45)
Disc 10
  1. 1–5 Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg’s Time), for piano ("Holberg Suite"), Op. 40 - Edvard Grieg & Neville Marriner (20:22)
  2. 6–7 Elegiac Melodies (2) for orchestra (or piano), Op. 34 - Edvard Grieg & Neville Marriner (8:56)
  3. 7 Valse Triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1 - Jean Sibelius & Neville Marriner (4:35)
  4. 9–11 Little Suite, for string orchestra in A minor, FS 6 (Op. 1) - Carl Nielsen & Neville Marriner (13:52)
  5. 12–15 Serenade for strings, Op. 11 - Dag Wirén & Neville Marriner (14:40)
  6. 16–18 Rakastava (The Lover), suite for string orchestra, triangle & timpani, Op. 14 - Jean Sibelius & Neville Marriner (10:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Neville Marriner Primary Artist
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