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In celebration of the birth on this day in 1924 of Maestro Neville Marriner, founder of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields:

A Grammy retrospective of Sir Neville’s career:

And, for those who have tired as much as I have of hearing Pachelbel’s Canon in D at every single wedding performed worldwide, a bit of levity (watch the whole thing for a terrific indictment of the tedium of popular music):