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Ageless Neville Marriner leads the Colburn Orchestra
Ageless Neville Marriner leads the Colburn Orchestra

While conductors are supposed to be a long-lived breed, Neville Marriner’s durability is extraordinary. He’s 90, will be 91 on April 15, and he’s still vigorous and active, booked on tours into 2017 and 2018, according to the Independent.  What’s more, Marriner is still very much in his prime musically. He and the group that he founded more than half a century ago, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, can be heard backing violinist Rachel Barton Pine in a new Avie CD set of all five Mozart violin concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante (released last Tuesday), with the Marriner trademarks of lively, mobile tempos, clear textures and infinite joie de...

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