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An exclusive broadcast of Sir Neville Marriner's 90th birthday concert from London's Royal Festival Hall.
Friday 4 April 2014, 8pm-10pm
Our Neville Marriner at 90 celebrations culminate in an exclusive broadcast of the conductor’s birthday concert at the Royal Festival Hall.
Featuring the maestro with the ensemble he founded in 1958, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the concert was recorded especially for Classic FM on Tuesday 1 April.
Sir Neville conducts Elgar’s Enigma Variations, while the orchestra’s current Music Director, Joshua Bell, directs Saint-Saens’ showpiece Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. The ensemble's Principal Guest Conductor, the pianist Murray Perahia, directs Mozart’s sparkling Piano Concerto No.20 from the keyboard.
Camille Saint-Saens: Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Opus 28
Joshua Bell directs the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields from the violin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor K.466
Murray Perahia directs the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields from the piano
Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme Opus 36
Sir Neville Marriner conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5, 'Reformation' - III. Andante
Traditional, arr. Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Hill: Happy Birthday to You