Sir Colin Rex Davis CH CBE (25 September 1927 – 14 April 2013) was an English conductor, known for his association with the London Symphony Orchestra, having first conducted it in 1959. His repertoire was broad, but among the composers with whom he was particularly associated were Mozart, Berlioz, Elgar, Sibelius, Stravinsky and Tippett. He studied as a clarinettist, but was intent on becoming a conductor.
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Listen to music from Colin Davis like Symphony No. 1 in D Major, D. 82: II. Andante, Le nozze di Figaro/Ah! Signor, signor. Cosa e stato? & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Colin Davis. Nonetheless, he formed and often served as conductor of the Kalmar Orchestra with fellow students. In 1952, Davis worked at the Royal Festival Hall, and in the late 1950s conducted the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
For more than three decades, Colin Davis laid the groundwork for his legacy by recording his core repertoire for Philips, and these performances are still highly regarded by critics and fans alike. This 2013 box set from Decca brings together some of his most essential interpretations of works by Bartók, Beethoven, Berlioz, Dvorák, Elgar, Haydn, Hindemith, Holst, Mahler, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Reger, Sibelius, Stravinsky, and Tippett, and all are representative of Davis in his prime.
Sir Colin Davis Music. Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1 in C. Beethoven. Hector Berlioz: L’Enfance du Christ. Sir Colin Davis Pictures.
Colin Davis began his conducting career with the Kalmar Chamber Orchestra and the Chelsea Opera Group. He was Assistant Conductor with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 1957, and moved to Sadler’s Wells in 1959 as Principal Conductor and then Musical Director (1961-1965). In 1958 he conducted a performance of Die Entführung aus dem Serail in London.
Colin Davis, now in his 80s, has conducted these Haydn and Mozart symphonies all his life, and the result had a glowing coherence and warmth, writes Martin Kettle. Published: 13 Dec 2011. Concentrate on the things that really matter, says Sir Colin Davis – the music and the people who are playing it. One of our greatest living conductors talks to Tom Service. The best of Sir Colin Davis on disc. Andrew Clements picks the conductor's top recordings. Published: 9:57 AM.
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|A1||Coriolan - Overture, Op. 62
Composed By – Beethoven*Orchestra – BBC Symphony Orchestra
|A2||Tristan Und Isolde - Prelude
Composed By – Wagner*Orchestra – London Symphony Orchestra*
|A3||Symphonie Fantastique - March To The Scaffold
Composed By – Berlioz*Orchestra – Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam*
|B1||Don Giovanni - Overture
Composed By – Mozart*Orchestra – Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
|B2||Swan Of Tuonela
Composed By – Sibelius*Orchestra – Boston Symphony Orchestra
|B3||A Midsummer Night's Dream - Overture
Composed By – Mendelssohn*Orchestra – Boston Symphony Orchestra