Colin Davis
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1927-09-25
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Colin Davis

Colin Davis Biography (Wikipedia)

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. After struggles as a freelance conductor from 1949 to 1957, he gained a series of appointments with orchestras including the BBC Scottish Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He also held the musical directorships of Sadler's Wells Opera and the Royal Opera House, where he was principal conductor for over fifteen years. His guest conductorships included the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Dresden Staatskapelle, among many others.

As a teacher, Davis held posts at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and the Landesgymnasium für Musik "Carl Maria von Weber" (preparatory school for music) in Dresden. He made his first gramophone recordings in 1958, and his discography over the next five decades was extensive, with a large number of studio recordings for Philips Records and a substantial catalogue of live recordings for the London Symphony Orchestra's own label.

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Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 6
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Symphony No. 6
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 5: Finale
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Symphony No. 5: Finale
Bedrich Smetana
Sarka (Má vlast)
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Sarka (Má vlast)
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No 92 in G major, 'Oxford' (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 92 in G major, 'Oxford' (4th mvt)
Edward Elgar
Enigma Variations, Op 36 (Variation 9, 'Nimrod')
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Enigma Variations, Op 36 (Variation 9, 'Nimrod')
Igor Stravinsky
Symphony of Psalms (1930 revised 1948)
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Symphony of Psalms (1930 revised 1948)
Jean Sibelius
Finlandia, Op 26
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Finlandia, Op 26
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No 96 in D major, 'Miracle' (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 96 in D major, 'Miracle' (3rd mvt)
Hector Berlioz
Béatrice et Bénédict (Overture)
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Béatrice et Bénédict (Overture)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet concerto in A major, K.622 (2nd mvt)
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Clarinet concerto in A major, K.622 (2nd mvt)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute (Overture)
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The Magic Flute (Overture)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro (Overture)
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Le nozze di Figaro (Overture)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Zaide)
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Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Zaide)
Engelbert Humperdinck
Hänsel und Gretel (Overture)
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Hänsel und Gretel (Overture)
Hector Berlioz
The Shepherds' Farewell (L'enfance du Christ)
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The Shepherds' Farewell (L'enfance du Christ)
Gustav Mahler
Der Einsame im Herbst (Das Lied von der Erde)
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Der Einsame im Herbst (Das Lied von der Erde)
Hector Berlioz
Harold in Italy
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Harold in Italy
Hector Berlioz
Béatrice et Bénédict (Overture)
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Béatrice et Bénédict (Overture)
Edward Elgar
Enigma Variations, Op.36: EDU
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Enigma Variations, Op.36: EDU
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No 41 in C major, K 551, 'Jupiter' (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 41 in C major, K 551, 'Jupiter' (4th mvt)
Engelbert Humperdinck
Hansel & Gretel: Overture
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Hansel & Gretel: Overture
Johannes Brahms
Academic Festival Overture
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Academic Festival Overture
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No 104 in D major, 'London' (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 104 in D major, 'London' (4th mvt)

Symphony No 104 in D major, 'London' (4th mvt)

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Hector Berlioz
Benvenuto Cellini: Overture
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Benvenuto Cellini: Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven
Mass (Op. 86) in C major
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Mass (Op. 86) in C major
Edward Elgar
Violin Concerto in B minor Op 61
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Violin Concerto in B minor Op 61
Benjamin Britten
Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter Grimes)
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Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (Peter Grimes)
Hector Berlioz
Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust)
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Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust)
Richard Wagner
The Flying Dutchman: Act 2 Aria. Senta's Ballad (Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff)
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The Flying Dutchman: Act 2 Aria. Senta's Ballad (Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff)
Hector Berlioz
Roman Carnival Overture
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Roman Carnival Overture
Hector Berlioz
Un Bal (Symphonie fantastique)
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Un Bal (Symphonie fantastique)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending
Hector Berlioz
Les Francs-juges (Overture)
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Les Francs-juges (Overture)
Hector Berlioz
La Damnation de Faust (Easter Hymn)
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La Damnation de Faust (Easter Hymn)
Hector Berlioz
Danse des esclaves (Ballet) from Les Troyens
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Danse des esclaves (Ballet) from Les Troyens
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ah, taci, ingiusto core (Don Giovanni, Act II)
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Ah, taci, ingiusto core (Don Giovanni, Act II)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
La finta giardiniera (Overture)
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La finta giardiniera (Overture)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.6 (Op.104) in D minor
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Symphony No.6 (Op.104) in D minor
Hector Berlioz
King Lear Overture
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King Lear Overture
Hector Berlioz
Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust)
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Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust)
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No.88 in G major
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Symphony No.88 in G major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le Nozze Di Figaro - Opera In 4 Acts K.492
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Le Nozze Di Figaro - Opera In 4 Acts K.492
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Samson et Dalila: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
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Samson et Dalila: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2011: Prom 67: Beethoven – Missa Solemnis
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Royal Albert Hall
2011-09-04T12:44:59
4
Sep
2011

Proms 2011: Prom 67: Beethoven – Missa Solemnis

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2011: Prom 53: Stravinsky, Ravel & Tchaikovsky
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Royal Albert Hall
2011-08-24T12:44:59
24
Aug
2011

Proms 2011: Prom 53: Stravinsky, Ravel & Tchaikovsky

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2008: Prom 62
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Royal Albert Hall
2008-09-01T12:44:59
1
Sep
2008

Proms 2008: Prom 62

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2007: Prom 38 - In memoriam Lionel Bryer (14/6/1928 - 3/11/2006), co-founder of the European Union Youth Orchestra
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Royal Albert Hall
2007-08-11T12:44:59
11
Aug
2007

Proms 2007: Prom 38 - In memoriam Lionel Bryer (14/6/1928 - 3/11/2006), co-founder of the European Union Youth Orchestra

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2006: Prom 50
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Royal Albert Hall
2006-08-21T12:44:59
21
Aug
2006

Proms 2006: Prom 50

Royal Albert Hall

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