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Dissapointed

I didn't realize when making my purchase that I was only getting a fragment of the musical pieces. They drop off at unexpected times, feeling quite incomplete. Not for someone who enjoys listening to an entire piece, maybe for background party stuff.

Fantastic!

This is a great collection of some wonderful pieces featuring one of the greatest conductors ever to walk to the face of the planet. I was very pleased for the amount of music I got for the price. Well worth it.

Outstanding recordings of favorites

Even though I owned versions of Vivaldi, Handel, and others, this sparkling recording rises above the rest like air. You may never have heard such glorious renditions of the concerti featured here unless, perhaps, in live concert. Each twinkle and trill is given with great mastery and care. As you know, Vivaldi can sound like saws when played by amateurs. Well, they don't call him "Sir Neville" for nothing! More than 4 hours of music for under $12.00. What a bargain.

Biography

Formed: 1959

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

In 1958, violinist Neville Marriner invited a dozen of his colleagues to form an ensemble that would focus on playing Baroque music. Taking the meaning of ensemble playing to heart, the group decided to work without a conductor, as did many chamber orchestras of the Baroque period. In this cooperative spirit, the ensemble worked toward the brilliantly energetic sound and high standard of musicianship that have become its hallmarks. Unable to generate sufficient interest in concerts, the ensemble...
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Sir Neville Marriner: A Celebration, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 2004

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