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William Walton - Film Music Volume 4 (Academy of St.Martins in the Fields, Neville Marriner) [repost]

William Walton - Film Music Volume 4 (Academy of St.Martins in the Fields, Neville Marriner) [repost]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 382 Mb
Label: Chandos - Date: 1990

This volume of Chandos' series of Walton's Music from the Olivier films includes Richard III: A Shakespearean Scenario and Major Barbara: a Shavian Sequence, concert arrangements by Christopher Palmer, as well an excerpt of incidental music from John Gielgud's 1941 stage production of Macbeth. These particular excerpts don't reveal Walton at his most consistent or his most profound, but they do illustrate his skill at writing colorful, evocative music with a strong sense of drama. Richard III is such a dark play and, heard out of context, Walton's music doesn't seem to have the gravitas to match its malignant tone.
William Walton - Film Music Volume 3 (Academy of St.Martins in the Fields, Neville Marriner) [repost]

William Walton - Film Music Volume 3 (Academy of St.Martins in the Fields, Neville Marriner) [repost]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 470 Mb
Label: Chandos - Date: 1990

The concept behind the work called Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario is to take as much as possible of William Walton's score for Laurence Olivier's 1943 film and interpolate suitable excerpts from Shakespeare's play to make an hour-long concert work for speaker, chorus, and orchestra. Though it demands all your attention, the high quality of the result thoroughly rewards it, clearly and intelligently combining the two mediums in a single, arresting form.
William Walton - Film Music Volume 2 (Academy of St.Martins in the Fields, Neville Marriner) [repost]

William Walton - Film Music Volume 2 (Academy of St.Martins in the Fields, Neville Marriner) [repost]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 461 Mb
Label: Chandos - Date: 1990

After the success of the first volume of Walton's film music, producer Christopher Palmer switches focus from Shakespeare to the theme of war. Of course, the justifiably famous "Spitfire Prelude and Fugue" is an obligatory inclusion. Assembled from Walton's music for First of the Few (1942), a biopic about aircraft designer R. J. Mitchell, "Spitfire" was an immediate concert hall success and is presented here in a grand performance. The enterprising Palmer also assembled "A Wartime Sketchbook," a world premiere compendium of selections from The Foreman Went to France (1941) and Next of Kin (1942).
William Walton - Film Music Volume 1 (Academy of St.Martins in the Fields, Neville Marriner) [repost]

William Walton - Film Music Volume 1 (Academy of St.Martins in the Fields, Neville Marriner) [repost]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 390 Mb
Label: Chandos - Date: 1990

Where Walton's scores for Henry V and Richard III have had extensive recordings, the one he did for Hamlet, the second of the three Shakespeare films directed by Olivier, has been rather left on one side, with the magnificent "Funeral March" and the `poem for orchestra', "Hamlet and Ophelia", the only major items to be recorded commercially. Here, thanks to the work of Christopher Palmer, a full suite of nearly 40 minutes has been assembled at last, to fill the gap.
William Boyce: 8 Symphonies, op.2 / Academy of St Martins in the Fields, Neville Marriner (1987)

William Boyce: 8 Symphonies, op.2 / Academy of St Martins in the Fields, Neville Marriner (1987)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 318 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Argo | Time: 1:02:06

Marriner treats these superb examples of English baroque to exhilarating performances, with the rhythmic subtleties in both fast and slow guaranteed to enchant …the recording has plenty of ambience
Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Jeremy Denk, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - For the Love of Johannes Brahms (2016)

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto in A Minor & Piano Trio in B Major (2016)
Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor (coda by Benjamin Britten)
Joshua Bell, violin & music director; Steven Isserlis, cello
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Jeremy Denk, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:16:35
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88985321792

Violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis are joined by two acclaimed musical forces - pianist Jeremy Denk and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, of which Bell is Music Director – in a landmark joint recording, For the Love of Brahms (Sony Classical). Available September 30, 2016, the new album is a unique project that features works of Brahms and Schumann that Bell calls “music about love and friendship.” Bell, Isserlis and Denk unite here in Brahms’s first published chamber work, the Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 in its rarely performed original 1854 version. Isserlis also joins Bell – as violin soloist and director – and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Brahms’s last orchestral work, the celebrated Double Concerto (for Violin and Cello) in A Minor, Op. 102. Bell, Isserlis and members of the Academy also offer the first recording of an unusual coupling: the slow movement of Schumann’s rarely heard Violin Concerto, in a version for string orchestra made by Benjamin Britten, who also added a short coda.
Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' (1997) 2CD

Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Fantasia on 'Greensleeves' (1997) 2CD
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Peter Warlock - George Butterworth - Frederick Delius - Edward Elgar

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 672 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 376 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 452 707-2 | Time: 02:29:40

There are many anthologies of late nineteenth and early twentieth century English music available but this collection from Decca is one of the finest. Neville Marriner directs the Academy of St Martins-in-the-Fields in a programme of popular favourites and lesser known works collected from a number of LP's recorded between 1968 and 1981. The late analogue Decca sound is superb and the orchestra and conductor are totally in tune with the music.
William Walton : Hamlet - A Shakespeare Scenario (arr.C.Palmer) - Academy of St.Martin in the Fields - Neville Marriner

William Walton : Hamlet - A Shakespeare Scenario - As You Like It (arr.by Christopher Palmer) -
John Gielgud, narrator - Catherine Bott, soprano - The Academy of St.Martin in the Fields - Neville Marriner

Unknown Rip | APE tracks (No Cue+No Log) | Complete Scans | 52 min. | 222 MB
20th Century Music | Orchestral Music | Vocal Music | Language: English | Chandos CHAN 8842| 1990

Sir William Turner Walton OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was a British composer and conductor. His style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky and Prokofiev as well as jazz music, and is characterized by rhythmic vitality, bittersweet harmony, sweeping Romantic melody and brilliant orchestration. His output includes orchestral and choral works, chamber music and ceremonial music, as well as notable film scores, like Henry V (1944). His earliest works, especially Edith Sitwell's Façade, brought him notoriety as a modernist, but it was with orchestral symphonic works and the oratorio Belshazzar's Feast that he gained international recognition.
William Walton : Henry V - A Shakespeare Scenario (arr.C.Palmer) - Academy of St.Martin in the Fields - Neville Marriner

William Walton : Henry V - A Shakespeare Scenario (arr.by Christopher Palmer) - Christopher Plummer, narrator -
The Academy of St.Martin in the Fields - Neville Marriner

Unknown Rip | APE tracks (No Cue+No Log) | Complete Scans | 67 min. | 292 MB
20th Century Music | Orchestral Music | Choral Music | Language: English | Chandos CHAN 8892| 1990

Sir William Turner Walton OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was a British composer and conductor. His style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky and Prokofiev as well as jazz music, and is characterized by rhythmic vitality, bittersweet harmony, sweeping Romantic melody and brilliant orchestration. His output includes orchestral and choral works, chamber music and ceremonial music, as well as notable film scores, like Henry V (1944). His earliest works, especially Edith Sitwell's Façade, brought him notoriety as a modernist, but it was with orchestral symphonic works and the oratorio Belshazzar's Feast that he gained international recognition.
Michala Petri, Academy of St. Martin-In-The-Fields, Iona Brown - Telemann: Suite in A Minor, 2 Double Concertos (1982)

Michala Petri, Academy of St. Martin-In-The-Fields, Iona Brown - Telemann: Suite in A Minor, 2 Double Concertos (1982)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:14 | 269 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 56:14

Michala Petri adds her characteristic spright to this recording and the largos are pleasant as well. The concerto in F includes a bassoon part which adds bottom to the works on this CD as a contra to the higher-pitched recorder.The Philips recording quality on this CD is near flawless as well– there is a nice balance between the woodwinds on the one hand and the strings and the occassional harpsichord on the other. Overall quite a worthwhile and enjoyable addition to one's baroque-period collection.