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Davis, Colin 1927-2013

Works: 3,178 works in 8,569 publications in 8 languages and 79,131 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Operas  Oratorios  Stories, plots, etc  Filmed operas  Requiems  Television programs 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Author, Arranger, Other, Narrator, Instrumentalist, Author of introduction, per, Interviewee, Director, Composer, nd, Creator, con, Singer
Classifications: M2000, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Colin Davis
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

84 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of Berlioz's epic masterpiece are rare events--under James Levine's inspired leadership, the stellar cast and the Met's chorus and orchestra triumphantly meet the enormous challenge. Ben Heppner is the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who escapes the doomed city of Troy and falls in love with the beautiful Queen of Carthage, Dido, sung by the radiant Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in her final appearance at the Met. Deborah Voigt is breathtaking as Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who sees the looming calamity but is ignored
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

73 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

52 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jon Vickers sings one of his most acclaimed roles, the tortured fisherman of the title, in Britten's powerful drama. Hounded by the small-minded local townspeople, with only Ellen Orford (Lucine Amara) and Captain Balstrode (Geraint Evans) on his sie, Peter's slow descent into madness is as searing as it is inevitable. Colin Davis conducts, with Lili Chookasian as Auntie and Jean Madeira as Mrs. Sedley
Benvenuto Cellini [opéra-comique in two acts and four tableaux] by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

61 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benvenuto Cellini: Opéra semi-séria en deux actes, op.23. Livret: Léon de Wailly et Auguste Barbier
Symphonie fantastique op. 14 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

78 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Reveries, Passions - II A Ball - III Scenes in the country - IV March to the Scaffold - V Dream of a witches' sabbath
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( Recording )

47 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1938 assassination of a German diplomat in Paris by Jewish refugee Herschel Grynszpan, which led to Germany's Kristallnacht
Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

60 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béatrice et Bénédict: Opéra comique en deux actes imité de Shakespeare
Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

35 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ATMA Classique is reissuing one of Les Violons du Roy's seminal discs: the orchestra's recording of Mozart's Requiem as revised and completed by Robert D. Levin. The soloists are Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, John Tessier, and Nathan Berg. Bernard Labadie conducts Les Violons du Roy and the choir of La Chapelle de Québec. This recording was originally released on the Dorian label in 2002, and won the JUNO Award for Best Classical Album of the year in the vocal or choral performance category. This recording of Mozart's Requiem is especially poignant, as it was made in Troy, NewYork in the week following the September 11 attacks in 2001.The recording captures the emotion and immediacy of that special performance, which was later featured on CBC Television's Opening Night. The Globe & Mail wrote about "an appreciation of the transcendent aspects of the Requiem as a work of art that is about death, survival and the possibility of an afterlife. There is the magnificence of the music, so often used to solemnly mark terrible tragedy and bring solace."
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
The London symphonies. Nos. 95, 96, 98, 102, 103, 104 by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto for piano & orchestra in A minor, op. 54 by Robert Schumann( Recording )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1: Allegro affettuoso 14:43; 2: Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso 5:12; 3: Allegro vivace 10:19; 4: Alelgro molto moderato 12:32; 5: Adagio 6:51; 6: Allegro moderato molto e marcato 10:16
Te Deum op. 22 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

40 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart., Conductor
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opera by Benjamin Britten with Jon Vickers, Heather Harper and Norman Bailey. Colin Davis conducts the Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
The world theatre of Wagner : a celebration of 150 years of Wagner productions by Charles Osborne( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last 150 years, Wagner's operas have been parodied, translated into scores of languages - from Lettish to Catalan - reviled and revered. Audiences have been confronted with pre-Raphaelite Wagner, High victorian Wagner, art deco and high-tech Wagner. Charles Osborne's authoritative and perceptive text provides the historical framework and critical commentary for the productions highlighted in the illustrations, while his biographical dictionary of the main performers, conductors, designers and producers of Wagner will prove an invaluable reference source for all Wagnerpiles
Requiem, op. 5 Grande Messe des morts ; Symphonie funèbre et triomphale : op. 15 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

27 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Symphony Hall, Boston, Oct. 1993
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

59 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Vesperae solennes de confessore K. 339 ; Kyrie in D minor, K. 341 ; Ave verum corpus : K. 618 ; Exsultate, jubilate : K. 165 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte K. 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

25 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les nuits d'été op. 7 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

41 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Nuits d'été: Six mélodies pour voix différentes et orchestre, op.7. Texte: Théophile Gautier / Lélio, ou Le Retour à la vie: Monodrame-lyrique pour soli, choeur et orchestre, op.14b
Harold en Italie by Hector Berlioz( )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold en Italie: Symphonie en quatre parties avec un alto principal, op.16 / Tristia: Recueil de morceaux détachés pour choeur et orchestre, op.18. Textes: Thomas Moore et Ernest Legouvé / Les Troyens à Carthage: Prélude
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Colin Davis Brits dirigent (1927-2013)

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Colin Davis clarinettiste et chef d'orchestre

Colin Davis direttore d'orchestra inglese

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