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 many studio recordings for Philips Records and a substantial catalogue of live recordings for the London Symphony Orchestra's own label.

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Past BBC Events

Proms 2011: Prom 67: Beethoven – Missa Solemnis
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ef3wrz
Royal Albert Hall
2011-09-04T15:29:09
4
Sep
2011

Proms 2011: Prom 67: Beethoven – Missa Solemnis

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2011: Prom 53: Stravinsky, Ravel & Tchaikovsky
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8f38g
Royal Albert Hall
2011-08-24T15:29:09
24
Aug
2011

Proms 2011: Prom 53: Stravinsky, Ravel & Tchaikovsky

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2008: Prom 62
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/evpwhn
Royal Albert Hall
2008-09-01T15:29:09
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
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/epr8gw
Royal Albert Hall
2007-08-11T15:29:09
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
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ezqzc8
Royal Albert Hall
2006-08-21T15:29:09
21
Aug
2006

Proms 2006: Prom 50

Royal Albert Hall

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