When it came to concerts, the late conductor Neville Marriner put the soloist as the number one consideration, then the repertoire, then the conductor and then the orchestra

Twice within the space of a week I’ve had concert-goers approach me to bemoan the size of the attendance at an RTÉ orchestral concert.  Personal(...)

 Neville Marriner: April 15th, 1924- October 2nd, 2016. Above, conducting the Academy of St Martin in the Fields chamber orchestra in New York, in 2008. Photograph: Jennifer Taylor/The New York Times.

Neville Marriner, a prolific British conductor responsible for some of the best-selling classical recordings of all time, has died aged 92. He was fou(...)