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Classic FM's presenters have penned personal birthday greetings to the great British conductor Sir Neville Marriner on his 90th birthday.
'Remembering very happy times,' writes Classic FM's Sunday morning presenter Aled Jones. 'Lots of Love + Congratulations.'
'Dear Sir Neville - Wishing you a very Happy Birthday,' writes Myleene Klass, presenter of Smooth Classics at the weekend on Classic FM.
Soprano Catherine Bott, presenter of 'Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Classical Music' on Classic FM, writes, 'Recording Walton's music for 'As You Like It' with you and the Academy was such a pleasure many years ago: the last time we met, at that do for Christopher Hogwood, you confided to me and James Bowman some trenchant views on period instruments with which I heartily concur! Warmest birthday wishes.'
'Best wishes on your 90th,' writes Margherita Taylor, presenter of Smooth Classics, weeknights on Classic FM.
Classic FM Drive presenter John Brunning describes Sir Neville Marriner as ''one of the nicest artists I've ever had the pleasure of interviewing.'
'Still rate your Mendelssohn symphonies among the best,' John Suchet tells Sir Neville Marriner in his birthday greeting message.
Saturday morning presenter Alan Titchmarsh writes, 'Thank you so much for all the pleasure you have given me over the years - second only to that provided by my garden. A huge bouquet of congratulations.'
'Many thanks for all those years of music - the soundtrack to my classical life,' writes Jane Jones, presenter of the Full Works Concert every week night on Classic FM.
'With many thanks for all the wonderful music. With respect,' writes Tim Lihoreau, presenter of Classic FM's More Music Breakfast.
'Stokowski was still still out there at 95. So must you be!' writes David Mellor, presenter of Classic FM's New Releases Show.
'As the voice that launched Classic FM in 1992,' writes Nick Bailey, 'I'm proud to have had the Academy as the soundtrack to my life for over 20 years.'