WorldCat Identities

Davis, Colin 1927-2013

Works: 3,365 works in 9,394 publications in 11 languages and 106,941 library holdings
Genres: Music  Live sound recordings  Concertos  Drama  Fiction  Operas  Psychological fiction  Musical settings  Oratorios  Symphonies 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, con, Other, Arranger, Narrator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Director, Composer, Editor, Singer, Creator
Classifications: M1012, 784.272
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Colin Davis
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

91 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 1,409 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( )

51 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,112 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
Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

71 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benvenuto Cellini: Opéra semi-séria en deux actes, op.23. Livret: Léon de Wailly et Auguste Barbier
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

80 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,027 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 969 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 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's comic and final opera requires two things: a great baritone and a superb conductor, and in this performance we have both in Cornell MacNeil and James Levine. MacNeil's huge booming voice and down-to-earth acting style gives dignity to Falstaff's bluster, while Levine masterfully draws out all the sparkle and color in the orchestra. Rounding out the cast are Evelyn Lear as Alice Ford, Thomas Stewart as Ford, and Fedora Barbieri as Dame Quickly
Violin concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 877 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( )

41 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvořák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvořák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'"--Container
Symphonie fantastique : op. 14 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

81 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 835 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
Violin concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

47 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 794 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 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béatrice et Bénédict: Opéra comique en deux actes imité de Shakespeare
The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten( )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 1981 in London
Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor, op. 54 by Robert Schumann( )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 668 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 )

43 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart., Conductor
Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz( )

42 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die unglückliche Liebe von Hector Berlioz zu einer Schauspielerin führte in nur 2 Monaten 1830 zur Komposition seiner Symphony fantastique. Sie gehört inzwischen zu den wohl populärsten Werken der klassischen Musik. Als "musikalisches Drama" mit dem Untertitel Episoden aus dem Leben eines Künstlers konzipiert, folgt das 5-sätzige Werk einem szenischen Programm, das bei der Uraufführung als Text an das Publikum verteilt wurde. Mit dieser revolutionären Neuorientierung der Form schuf Berlioz die Grundlage für das Genre der sinfonischen Dichtung, die im Lauf des 19. Jahrhunderts viele Meisterwerke hervorbrachte. Gekoppelt ist die Fantastische Sinfonie mit der viel gespielten, temperamentvollen Ouvertüre Römischer Karneval aus der Oper Benvenuto Cellini. Die Fantastische Sinfonie ist unverzichtbar für alle Bibliotheken, diese Interpretation von Jos van Immerseel und dem Ensemble Anima Eterna Brugge auf historischen Instrumenten ziert jeden Bestand
Piano concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

90 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concertos. piano et orchestre. Op. 54. Schumann, Robert
Werther by Jules Massenet( )

51 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
Overtures by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

37 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inhalt: 01. Le Corsaire (Der Korsar) op. 21 (Ouvertüre) Allegro assai - Adagio sostenuto - Tempo 1 (Allegro assai) (08:12) 02. Béatrice et Bénédict (Oper in 2 Akten) (Ouvertüre) Allegro scherzando - Andante un poco sostenuto - Allegro (08:05) 03. Les Francs-Juges (Die Femerichter) op. 3 (Ouvertüre) Adagio sostenuto - Allegro assai - Animato - Più ... (11:53) 04. Le Carnaval romain (Römischer Karneval) op. 9 (Ouvertüre) Allegro assai con fuoco - Andante sostenuto ... (08:31) 05. Waverley op. 1 (Große Ouvertüre) Larghetto - Allegro vivace (10:01) 06. Le Roi Lear op. 4 (Große Ouvertüre) Andante non troppo lento, ma maestoso - Allegro disperato ed agitato ... (15:29) 07. Benvenuto Cellini op. 23 (Oper in 2 Akten) (Ouvertüre) Allegro deciso con impeto - Larghetto (10:36)
Oedipus rex by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

25 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 573 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 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple text and accompanying illustrations introduce the nine planets of the universe
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Colin Davis Brits dirigent (1927-2013)

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Colin Davis clarinettiste et chef d'orchestre

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Symphonie fantastique