Sir Neville Marriner was born on this date, April 15, 1924. After study at the Royal College of Music and the Paris Conservatory, he began his career as a violinist and in 1958 founded the Academy which quickly rose to the top of its class, eventually becoming one of the most recorded ensembles in recording history with over 500 recordings (including the soundtrack to the film "Amadeus"), and Marriner became one of the world's best-known conductors.
Marriner passed away peacefully in the night on October 2nd, 2016 at age 92. We're celebrating his career with a selection of recordings with the ASMF throughout the day that demonstrates his diversity
For more about Marriner, read the Academy's tribute here.
Today you'll hear these recordings of Sir Neville Marriner conducting the ASMF (times approximate):
6:08am: Serenade No. 4 in D (K203) by Mozart.