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Beethoven, Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’ – Cyprien Katsaris

Released July 28, 2014

Sir Neville Marriner: Conductor
Cyprien Katsaris: Piano

This new recording features two versions of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ concerto; The Academy perform on the first, with the traditional arrangement for soloist and orchestra. The second version is scored completely for solo piano, in an arrangement devised by Cyprien Katsaris.

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The Argo Years

Released May 8, 2014

This 28 CD box set includes the Argo jewels from Marriner’s early recording days with the Academy. The edition spans the years 1964-1981, and includes a bonus CD of the first recordings from 1961.The collection concentrates on the Argo years, when the pattern for the Academy’s success was set. Winning performances by soloists such as Alan Loveday and Iona Brown were a key part of the fabric of the Academy’s unique sound. Highlights in this box include the legendary recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and full performances of Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem.

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Mozart Piano Concertos 14 & 27 – Ingrid Jacoby

Released May 8, 2014

 

A new recording for ICA Classics featuring pianist Ingrid Jacoby and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.

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The Barber of Neville

Released May 8, 2014

Howard Blake Wind Concertos

This album features the world premiere recordings of new classical compositions by Howard Blake. The title comes from the way Howard Blake and Sir Neville Marriner got to know each other: through the fact that they both have a house in Kensington and use the same hair dresser who made the connection. Features Andrew Marriner, clarinet and Jaime Martin, flute.

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The 20th Century Concerto Grosso

Released May 8, 2014

Concertos by Krenek, D’Indy & Schulhoff

This new recording on the Chandos label features the Academy of St Martin in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner. They are joined by Maria Prinz, piano, Karl-Heinz Schütz, flute, Christoph Koncz, violin and Roger Nagy, cello.

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Beethoven Symphonies No.4 & 7 with Joshua Bell

Released March 18, 2013

Bell leads the Academy in Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7 from the violin, both directing and playing from the leader’s chair.

‘These are splendidly alert performances, responding to every nuance in the music, and they made me listen to Beethoven with fresh ears.’ BBC Music Magazine, April 2013

The CD was BBC Music Magazine’s Orchestral Choice for April 2013.

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Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf – Complete Works for Solo Double Bass

Released January 22, 2013

Leon Bosch and Robert Smissen record Dittersdorf with the Academy, directed by Kenneth Sillito.

Leon says “It was really a pleasure to record this disc and I shall retain many happy memories of every facet of the process, from conceptualisation through to completion. Hopefully Dittersdorf’s best interests will have been duly served, by everyone who contributed.”

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Oliver Schnyder Haydn Piano Concertos

Released August 1, 2012

Oliver Schnyder has been described as a “piano poet” and many have compared his aesthetic approach to other great pianists such as Kempff and Barenboim. In this new CD with the Academy, featuring new cadenzas by Daniel Schnyder, Oliver performs Haydn’s Piano Concertos in F, G and D.

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Melodia Sentimental – Villa Lobos

Released June 1, 2012

This new album with guitarist Krzysztof Meisinger, and conductor Jose Maria Florencio was made in the legendary Abbey Road Studio in London.

 

 

2012 Hardenberger Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now – Håkan Hardenberger

Released March 29, 2012

Håkan Hardenberger has earned a reputation for breaking new ground for the trumpet, commissioning works from the world’s foremost composers. On this disc, he shows a different side to himself in arrangements of his favourite songs and film themes.

“Highlights include Jan Lundgren’s The Seagull, solo trumpet ruminating over Lynda Houghton’s pizzicato bass… The most tasteful crossover disc I’ve heard in ages.”

Graham Rickson, Arts Desk, 2012

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