Sir Colin Davis

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 308:42 minutes | 6.43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Sir Colin Davis was instrumental in the development and success of LSO Live, including the label’s first Grammy award. He also played a huge part in the pre-eminence of the LSO across the globe for more than 50 years. A ‘master Sibelian’ his landmark cycle of the complete symphonies on LSO Live has been described as possibly "the finest Sibelius cycle on disc" by The Observer.
Stephen Kovacevich, Sir Colin Davis - Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos (2001)

Stephen Kovacevich, Sir Colin Davis - Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos (2001)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:26 | 274 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 464702

When it comes to piano concertos, no two composers wrote more compatible concertos than Grieg and Schumann. Both are in A minor, both are in three movements, and both are ecstatically lyric, tenderly romantic, and amazingly virtuosic. And both fit very comfortably together as a recorded double bill, a coupling that has attracted some of the greatest pianists of the postwar years: Claudio Arrau with Colin Davis and the Boston Symphony, Leon Fleisher with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, Walter Gieseking with Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Berlin Philharmonic, Sviatoslav Richter with Lovro von Matacic and the Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra, and this recording by Stephen Kovacevich with Colin Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Sir Colin Davis, LSO - Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 6 (2012) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orhestra - Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 6 (2012)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 68:11 minutes | Digital Booklet | 4,27 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1,28 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Pure DSD Recording
Sir Colin Davis, LSO - Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 4 & 5 (2011) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orhestra - Nielsen: Symphonies 4 & 5 (2011)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 66:37 minutes | Digital Booklet | 4,39 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1,28 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Pure DSD Recording

Sir Colin Davis, LSO - Smetana: Ma vlast (2005) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at March 31, 2017
Sir Colin Davis, LSO - Smetana: Ma vlast (2005) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphomy Orchestra - Bedřich Smetana: Má vlast (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 75:00 minutes | Scans NOT included | 4,38 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 1,42 GB
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis - Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2011) [TR24][OF]

London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis - Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 66:31 min | 1.34 GB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2011

Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra serve up a marvelous pair of recordings on this 2011 SACD that offers Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 4 ("Inextinguishable") and the Symphony No. 5. Because of Davis' late arrival in conducting these works, some Nielsen devotees might be skeptical about the depth of his interpretations. But anyone familiar with his great recordings of the symphonies of Jean Sibelius will be excited at the prospect of hearing him lead the LSO in Nielsen's most popular symphonies.
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos No.2 & 4 (2002) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos No.2 & 4 (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 3.08GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.09GB + 5% Recovery

This particular recording has been a favourite of mine since its initial release nearly 30 years ago. Stephen Kovacevich (or Bishop-Kovacevich. if you prefer) appeals as 1 of those pianists whose playing is rather forthright & precise, giving us here a rather lyrical presentation of the concerti full of grace & good demeanor. A little on the light side compared to those who pound out their Beethovens some would think.
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (2009) [2SACDs ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (2009) [2SACDs ISO+HiRes FLAC]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 6.6GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.72GB + 5% Recovery

This recording of one of Haydn’s greatest masterpieces is not to be missed. Those who are familiar with Colin Davis’s recordings of the Haydn London Symphonies, made over 30 years ago with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, will know that he has a special affection for this composer’s music and unfailingly communicates his love of it to both performers and listeners alike. Surprisingly this would appear to be the first time that he has recorded Haydn’s Creation, but it has been worth the wait.
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.
London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus / Sir Colin Davis - Handel: Messiah (2007) [2SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus / Sir Colin Davis - Handel: Messiah (2007)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 600dpi | 8.42GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Full Scans 600dpi | 2.67GB + 5% Recovery

With an outstanding solo quartet and a great chorus and orchestra, Davis leads a sterling performance that challenges the supremacy of his 1966 Philips recording of Messiah. Davis leads a dramatic performance; the famous "Hallelujah" chorus appropriately grand, the final "Amen" bristling with brazen energy, both sung with extraordinary tonal coloring and precise articulation by the chorus, which also shines in a lithe "He shall purify" and a vividly virtuoso "For unto us a child is born." Soprano Susan Gritton's solos are a delight, whether in the measured "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" or her exuberant "Rejoice greatly." The vocal purity of her "I know my redeemer liveth" makes this track a highlight. Alto Sara Mingardo's darker tones are especially moving in her arias and dramatic in "He was despised."