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Davis, Colin 1927-2013

Works: 3,340 works in 9,237 publications in 9 languages and 99,439 library holdings
Genres: Music  Live sound recordings  Drama  Concertos  Fiction  Operas  Psychological fiction  Musical settings  Oratorios  Diary fiction 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Other, Arranger, Narrator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Director, Composer, Editor, Creator, Singer
Classifications: M1012, 784.272
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Colin Davis
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

90 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 1,403 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
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( )

50 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,094 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
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

79 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,018 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 )

58 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 959 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
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 934 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
Violin concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn concertos both have played a significant role in Ray Chen's career. His superb performance of the works led to his triumph at two major violin competitions: the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin Competition and first prize in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels a year later. Chen brings a fresh interpretation to the cornerstones of violin repertoire and finds a kindred spirit in conductor Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

42 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton conducts the Choir of Trinity College's performance of Herbert Howell's ode to the transience of life
Symphonie fantastique : op. 14 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

80 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 828 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
Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

71 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benvenuto Cellini: Opéra semi-séria en deux actes, op.23. Livret: Léon de Wailly et Auguste Barbier
Violin concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

47 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents : Violin concerto in D, Academic festival overture, Variations on a theme by Haydn, Wiegenlied, Hungarian dances
Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

63 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béatrice et Bénédict: Opéra comique en deux actes imité de Shakespeare
Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor, op. 54 by Robert Schumann( Recording )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 659 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
The turn of the screw by Henry James( )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 1981 in London
Te Deum op. 22 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

43 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart., Conductor
Oedipus rex by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

26 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical Greek drama of the tyrant king, translated by William Butler Yeats
The planets by Gustav Holst( )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple text and accompanying illustrations introduce the nine planets of the universe
Opera arias = Opernarien by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

28 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 546 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 )

29 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Symphony Hall, Boston, Oct. 1993
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small village in England, Peter Grimes is unable to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople
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Colin Davis clarinettiste et chef d'orchestre

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