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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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82 (3rd mvt)
Hector Berlioz
Le corsaire
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Le corsaire
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Abduction from the Seraglio (Overture)
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The Abduction from the Seraglio (Overture)
Carl Nielsen
Symphony No 4, 'The Inextinguishable' (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 4, 'The Inextinguishable' (4th mvt)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Maid of Orleans: Ballet Music - Entracte & Danse des bohemiens
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The Maid of Orleans: Ballet Music - Entracte & Danse des bohemiens
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lucio Silla (Overture)
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Lucio Silla (Overture)
Gustav Holst
The Planets, Op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic
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The Planets, Op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic
Hector Berlioz
La Damnation de Faust: Hungarian March
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La Damnation de Faust: Hungarian March
Hector Berlioz
Les Troyens (Vallon Sonore)
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Les Troyens (Vallon Sonore)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Mir ist so wunderbar (from Fidelio)
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Mir ist so wunderbar (from Fidelio)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
O statua gentilissima
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O statua gentilissima
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni (Overture)
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Don Giovanni (Overture)
Jean Sibelius
Kullervo, Op. 7: IV. Kullervo Goes to Battle
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Kullervo, Op. 7: IV. Kullervo Goes to Battle
Carl Maria von Weber
Der Freischütz: Act 2: Wolfs Glen Scene
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Der Freischütz: Act 2: Wolfs Glen Scene
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute (Overture)
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The Magic Flute (Overture)
Engelbert Humperdinck
Hänsel und Gretel (Overture)
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Hänsel und Gretel (Overture)
Carl Maria von Weber
Overture: Der Freischutz
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Overture: Der Freischutz
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Laudate Dominium (Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339)
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Laudate Dominium (Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93 - Allegro vivace
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Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93 - Allegro vivace
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 40 in G minor K. 550 - Molto allegro
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Symphony No. 40 in G minor K. 550 - Molto allegro
Hector Berlioz
Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust)
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Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust)
Hector Berlioz
Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust)
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Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Laudate Dominum
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Laudate Dominum
Johannes Brahms
Academic Festival Overture
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Academic Festival Overture
Hector Berlioz
Symphonie funebre et triomphale Op.15 - 3rd mvt: Apotheose
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Symphonie funebre et triomphale Op.15 - 3rd mvt: Apotheose
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Danse des polichinelles et des histrions (The Maid of Orleans)
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Danse des polichinelles et des histrions (The Maid of Orleans)
Hector Berlioz
Benvenuto Cellini (Overture)
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Benvenuto Cellini (Overture)
Benjamin Britten
From the gutter... (Peter Grimes, Act 2)
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From the gutter... (Peter Grimes, Act 2)
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 104 in D major 'London'
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Symphony No. 104 in D major 'London'
Hector Berlioz
Les Troyens: Royal Hunt and Storm
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Les Troyens: Royal Hunt and Storm
Hector Berlioz
Benvenuto Cellini (Overture)
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Benvenuto Cellini (Overture)
Jean Sibelius
Pohjolas Daughter Op. 49
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Pohjolas Daughter Op. 49
Carl Maria von Weber
Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen (Der Freischütz)
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Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen (Der Freischütz)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Mass (Op. 86) in C major
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Mass (Op. 86) in C major
Franz Schubert
Symphony No.8 (Unfinished)
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Symphony No.8 (Unfinished)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.2 - Finale
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Symphony No.2 - Finale
Ludwig van Beethoven
Egmont, Op 84 (Overture)
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Egmont, Op 84 (Overture)
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No 96 in D major, 'Miracle' (1st mvt)
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Symphony No 96 in D major, 'Miracle' (1st mvt)

Symphony No 96 in D major, 'Miracle' (1st mvt)

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Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky
Symphony of Psalms (1930 revised 1948)
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Symphony of Psalms (1930 revised 1948)
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No.104 - Finale
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Symphony No.104 - Finale
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
La finta giardiniera (Overture)
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La finta giardiniera (Overture)
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)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Zaide)
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Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Zaide)
Carl Maria von Weber
Der Freischutz Act 2 Finale "Die Wolfsschlucht"
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Der Freischutz Act 2 Finale "Die Wolfsschlucht"
Carl Maria von Weber
Finale: Wolf's Glen Scene (Der Freischutz)
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Finale: Wolf's Glen Scene (Der Freischutz)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sanctus (Mass In C)
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Sanctus (Mass In C)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2011: Prom 67: Beethoven – Missa Solemnis
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Royal Albert Hall
2011-09-04T07:25:43
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
2011-08-24T07:25:43
24
Aug
2011

Proms 2011: Prom 53: Stravinsky, Ravel & Tchaikovsky

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2008: Prom 62
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Royal Albert Hall
2008-09-01T07:25:43
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
2007-08-11T07:25:43
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
2006-08-21T07:25:43
21
Aug
2006

Proms 2006: Prom 50

Royal Albert Hall

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