Sir Neville Marriner was a British conductor, best known as the founder of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields1 and as one of the leaders of the Baroque revival. There’s a very through, if oddly polemical, appreciation of his life and work at The American Conservative. (I often enjoy hearing older music played on period instruments, and never thought of that as controversial, much less a Taliban-like cult.)
Sir Neville passed away a few weeks ago. As a small remembrance, here is an example of his work: a perfect little Baroque gem.
Image by Piano Piano!
- Who St. Martin was and what he was doing in the fields, I have no idea. [↩]