Colin Davis

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis - Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 (2001) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis - Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 (2001)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:10 minutes | 682 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

With his Seventh Symphony, Dvorák set out to write a piece that would 'stir the world'. Although it was written to a commission from London, the composer's Czech nationalist leanings shine out from the work, which is full of drama and rich, beautiful melody.
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis - Berlioz: Harold en Italie (2003)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis - Berlioz: Harold en Italie (2003)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:11 | 225 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: LSO Live | Catalog: LS00040

Colin Davis is arguably the finest Berlioz conductor in the world; both of his recordings of Les Troyens are magnificent and elsewhere he's rarely bettered. His winning streak continues with this live performance with the LSO of Harold in Italy and the ballet music from Troyens. Tabea Zimmermann's solo viola is as grand, brilliantly flavorful, and picturesque as the LSO's playing; and the entire performance swift and rhythmically propulsive is simply fantastic.
Joaquin Achucarro, Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 (2009)

Joaquín Achúcarro, Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 (2009)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 35999 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 89 min+41 min (bonus) | 40,1 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit / 2304 kbps | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 6912 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 89 min | 7,58 Gb
Audio: PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Spanish pianist Joaquin Achucarro performs Brahms' Piano Concerto No 2, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Colin Davis, at St Luke's Hall, London. Also included is a solo performance filmed amongst the paintings of the Goya Gallery at the Prado Museum in Madrid.
Colin Davis, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Heinz Feldhoff, Gwyneth Jones - Wagner: Tannhauser (2008/1978)

Colin Davis, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Heinz Feldhoff, Gwyneth Jones - Wagner: Tannhäuser (2008/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.28 Gb+7.84 Gb (2xDVD9) | 188 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Götz Friedrich’s controversial Tannhäuser production from 1978 scandalized the Bayreuth old guard while revealing Tannhäuser’s revolutionary qualities to a new age of Wagner lovers.This brilliantly iconoclastic production, superbly sung and conducted, ushered in a new age of Wagner interpretation. Choreography of the ‘Bacchanal’ by John Neumeier and set design and costumes by the international well known stage designer Jürgen Rose. A superb cast led by Spas Wenkoff as Tannhäuser, Gwyneth Jones as Venus as well as Elisabeth and Bernd Weikl as Wolfram.
Colin Davis, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2008/2003) [Blu-Ray]

Colin Davis, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2008/2003) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26194 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 162 min | 44,3 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 162 min | 14,9 Gb
Audio: German / PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, Spanish

Covent Garden’s 2003 production of The Magic Flute , designed by John F. Macfarlane, directed by David McVicar, and conducted by Sir Colin Davis, is magnificent from a strictly musical standpoint. More than that, it’s vastly entertaining. The comedic elements of the story integrate far more comfortably than is often the case with Schikaneder’s high-minded (if vague) theme of a quest for enlightenment, particularly in the second act. Visually, the production is a feast, yet it doesn’t distract from the music. The intention was to maintain an 18th-century feel but to play freely with that aesthetic…

Handel - Messiah (Sir Colin Davis)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at May 5, 2010
Handel - Messiah (Sir Colin Davis)

Sir Colin Davis London Symphony Orchestra, Tenebrae vocal ensemble - Handel: Messiah (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 607 Mb | Total time: 78:31+67:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: LSO | # 0607 | Recorded: 2006

Originally recorded in the 1960s using modern instruments, a good-sized chorus and standard A-440 concert pitch, this is not a Messiah for fanatics of historically informed performances. On the other hand, Sir Colin Davis strikes an intelligent compromise between conventional forces and an awareness of Baroque performance practice that holds up remarkably well after three-plus decades. Textures and articulations are light, tempi are quick (sometimes too quick for soloists' maximum comfort) and ornamentation is not only permitted but encouraged. Moreover, this is a note-complete Messiah, except for an odd cut in the Da Capo of "He was despised," that chooses among the differing versions of various numbers with good results. Orchestra and choir execute the familiar music with superb precision and diction. The soloists, all English, give committed, idiomatic performances of their numbers, though as mentioned above, they occasionally seem taxed in their florid music.
London Symphony Orchestra  & Colin Davis - Weber: Der Freischütz (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Colin Davis - Weber: Der Freischütz (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 122:35 minutes | 2.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sir Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and chorus and a stellar cast of soloists in a concert performance of Weber's eerily fantastical opera, Der Freischutz. Der Freischutz is heralded as one of the cornerstones of Romantic opera, drawing on traditional German folk tunes and elements of Romanticism for the first time in the history of opera. The evocative and colorful orchestration is particularly impressive in the ''Wolf's Glen'' scene - long considered the most gruesomely expressive rendering of evil ever found in a musical score. Many listeners may be familiar with this opera without even knowing it; several of the melodies have been adapted as hymn tunes and the overture is regularly performed as a stand-alone work in the concert hall.
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Fidelio (2006) [2SACDs+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Fidelio (2006) [2SACDs+HiRes FLAC]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 7.41GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.96GB + 5% Recovery

Best of 2007 Classical CDs ‘This thrilling performance was given in the Barbican last May when Sir Colin excelled himself in the power & nobility of his interpretation, with the LSO in terrific form, & the American soprano Christine Brewer sang with gleaming white-hot tone as Leonore. The final paean of joy at liberation is overwhelming. 1st-class recording quality.
Sir Colin Davis - Sibelius The Symphonies & Tone Poems: Box Set 5CDs (2012)

Sir Colin Davis - Sibelius The Symphonies & Tone Poems: Box Set 5CDs (2012)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 852 Mb | Scans 9,95 Mb
Label: Decca (UMO) | Release Year: 2012

Recorded in the mid-1970s with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, this classic cycle of symphonies and tone poems firmly established Sir Colin Davis's reputation as one the greatest Sibelius interpreters. Nearly forty years on and the cycle remains as grand and dynamic as ever.
Berlioz - Les Troyens (Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra) [2002]

Berlioz - Les Troyens (Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra) [2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 4cd, 1010 MB
Classical | Label: LSO Live | Catalog Number: LSO0010 | TT: 3:59;28

Colin Davis’s 1969 recording remains a landmark event, the first time this grand opera of Meyerbeerian length, spectacular éclat and Wagnerian artistic ambition had found its way complete onto LP. It effectively changed views about Berlioz the opera composer and orchestral genius and has for many remained the yardstick by which all later performances have been judged. Although studio recorded, it was based on the Covent Garden casting of the day – Jon Vickers’s heroic Aeneas and Josephine Veasey’s voluptuous Dido – with a couple of Frenchmen to boost the ranks of lesser Trojans and Carthaginians…