Interview with Neville Marriner, 1981-02
NamesMarriner, Neville (Interviewee)
Margaret Carson audio-visual materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1981-01
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC-A 1526
TopicsMarriner, Neville -- InterviewsMinnesota OrchestraOrchestral music -- Analysis, appreciationConductors (Music) -- Great Britain
GenresInterviews (Sound recordings)Interviews
NotesContent: Title created from original cassette label; date presumed from audition.Content: Credits on the original cassette label differ from those that are announced.Performers: Neville Marriner, interviewee ; unidentified interviewer.Venue: Recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota 1981 January.Acquisition: Gift; Margaret Carson, 1992.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 47 min.) : analog, stereo
DescriptionNeville Marriner, a prominent British conductor who was Minnesota Orchestra music director from 1979 to 1986, shares his insightful thoughts, sentiments and aspirations for himself and the orchestra. His commentaries cover a vast range of topics such as rehearsal and conducting technique; the influence of the orchestra on the conductor and vice versa; the importance and intricacies of touring; the significance of the acoustics of concert halls and the necessity to adjust to various venues; the development of understanding between an orchestra and a conductor (analyzes his relationship with the Minnesota Orchestra) that results in the quality of the corporate sound; the effect of various orchestras instruments; the changes in managing and conducting orchestras that were brought in by Labor Unions; the comparison of prominent orchestras; the Minnesota Orchestra's European musical tendencies due to the origin of many musicians (mostly German and Scandinavian); his choice of repertoire; scrutiny of various composers and their music; and the role of music director as he sees it. The 1st part includes the questions posed by the interviewer. The 2nd part contains only Marriner's answers; the questions are cut out.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 911685364NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20648025Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cb27aef0-b8c6-0133-e123-60f81dd2b63c
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