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

Handel - Messiah (Sir Colin Davis)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | SCANS | 2CD | 607.10 MB
Classical | Released: 2007 | Label: LSO Live

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 / 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…
Hilary Hahn, London SO, Sir Colin Davis - Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)

Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)
Hilary Hahn, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 474 5042 | Time: 01:06:04

Elgar’s Violin Concerto has a certain mystique about it independent of the knee-jerk obeisance it has received in the British press. It probably is the longest and most difficult of all Romantic violin concertos, requiring not just great technical facility but great concentration from the soloist and a real partnership of equals with the orchestra. And like all of Elgar’s large orchestral works, it is extremely episodic in construction and liable to fall apart if not handled with a compelling sense of the long line. In reviewing the score while listening to this excellent performance, I was struck by just how fussy Elgar’s indications often are: the constant accelerandos and ritards, and the minute (and impractical) dynamic indications that ask more questions than they sometimes answer. No version, least of all the composer’s own, even attempts to realize them all: it would be impossible without italicizing and sectionalizing the work to death.
Sir Colin Davis, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 1 - Der Titan (1988) {Novalis}

Sir Colin Davis, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 1 - Der Titan (1988) {Novalis}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 218 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 139 mb
Genre: classical

Mahler, Symphonie Nr. 1: Der Titan is the 1988 album by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis. This was released by Novalis.
Sibelius - LSO / Sir Colin Davis - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7 (2004) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rrip} [RE-UP]

Jean Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 222 MB | Full Artwork: 164 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: LSO Live # LSO0051 | Country/Year: UK 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

As it turns out, Colin Davis hums. He also moans, groans, and sometimes even grunts. In this enormous but intimate super audio CD, the listener can hear Davis' vocal obbligato as he uses any means necessary to convey his vision to the musicians. (…) Even though Davis does hum, anyone who loves Sibelius will have to hear these performances.
Sibelius - LSO / Sir Colin Davis - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7 (2004) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Jean Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,35 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 860 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: LSO Live # LSO0051 | Country/Year: UK 2004 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

As it turns out, Colin Davis hums. He also moans, groans, and sometimes even grunts. In this enormous but intimate super audio CD, the listener can hear Davis' vocal obbligato as he uses any means necessary to convey his vision to the musicians. (…) Even though Davis does hum, anyone who loves Sibelius will have to hear these performances.
Franz Schubert - Symphonies Nos. 1-6, 8 & 9 (2004) 4CD [Staatskapelle Dresden, conducted by Sir Colin Davis]

Franz Schubert - Symphonies Nos. 1-6, 8 & 9 (2004) 4CD Set
Staatskapelle Dresden, conducted by Sir Colin Davis

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.26 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 679 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | # 82876 60392-2 | Time: 04:29:59

Acclaimed for his great recordings of works by Mozart and Berlioz, it is a little surprising that Sir Colin Davis is not equally hailed for his superb renditions of Schubert's symphonies, a repertoire for which this conductor's blending of Classical elegance and Romantic passion is perfectly suited. Previously released as a box set in 1996, this RCA Complete Collection reveals Davis as a masterful interpreter of Schubert's unique uses of symphonic form; and his performances have real momentum and coherence, the two qualities that hold these symphonies together. Davis' sense of trajectory is plainly evident in the first six symphonies, which adhere to Classical models and depend on forward motion and clear structures to convey the unity of their movements. But propulsion is even more critical in the more expansive frameworks of the Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished," and the Symphony No. 9, "The Great".
Sibelius - LSO, Sir Colin Davis - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7 [Hybrid SACD: PS3 SACD Rip & EAC CD Rip]

Jean Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis
PS3 SACD ISO: 2,81 GB (2.0/5.1) | EAC Rip, FLAC LOG & CUE: 211 MB (2.0) | 24B/88,2kHz FLAC (2.0): 860 MB | Lossless Artwork: 156 MB | Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: LSO Live LSO0051 | Country/Year: UK 2004 | Genre: Classical, Romantic | Hoster: Filepost/Filefactory

…But even compared with the LSO's fervent performances of the Sibelius symphonies with Davis in the '90s cannot compare with the fire of these 2003 recordings of the Third and Seventh. With the LSO's passionate virtuosity behind him, Davis creates nuanced but powerful performances, performances that are detailed yet sweeping, lyric yet epic, but, above all, loving. Davis and the LSO's Third is light but shot with shadows, poised but relentless, mysterious but triumphant. The Seventh is the sun cresting the snow-capped mountains, the wind rushing down from the peaks, their song soaring in the high, sharp air. Even though Davis does hum, anyone who loves Sibelius will have to hear these performances.