Colin Davis

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.
Hector Berlioz - L'Enfance du Christ, La Mort de Cleopatre (1994) [Colin Davis]

Hector Berlioz - L'Enfance du Christ, Méditation religieuse, La Mort d'Ophélie, Sara la baigneuse, La Mort de Cléopâtre (1994)
English Chamber Orchestra; Goldsborough Orchestra; conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Elsie Morison, John Cameron, Joseph Rouleau, Peter Pears, Anne Pashley

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 651 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 352 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Decca | # 443 461-2 | Time: 02:20:15

This is a delightful recording from a conductor more closely allied than any other to Berlioz's music. With Berlioz the devil is always in the detail; he was an extraordinary orchestrator and capable of writing unidiomatically for instruments–especially the woodwinds–in order to get exactly the sound he wanted. Or rather, sounds, for the whole texture is made up of many layers. Davis understands this as if by instinct, and draws some beautiful playing from the instrumentalists without ever losing sight of the whole picture. It has been said that the French style of phrasing is all foreplay and no climax: the singers bring this teasing quality to their long, flowing lines but with a charmingly English home-counties blush too. Elsie Moris's light tone is a perfect match for Peter Pears' cool, silvery voice in this respect - and the choir too makes a good full sound without ever getting too heavy. The two discs also include some other gems from the pen of this most idiosyncratic of composers.
Monserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras, Sir Colin Davis, ROH - Puccini: Tosca (1976) [Reissue 2006] PS3 ISO

Monserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Sir Colin Davis, Royal Opera House - Puccini: Tosca (1976) [Reissue 2006]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 118:24 minutes | Scans | 5,26 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Artwork | 2,05 GB
Features Stereo & Quadrophonic Surround sound | Pentatone Music B.V. # 5186 147
Wagner - Tannhauser (Colin Davis, Heinz Feldhoff, Gwyneth Jones) (2008/1978) RE-UP

Wagner - Tannhäuser (Colin Davis, Heinz Feldhoff, Gwyneth Jones) (2008/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.28 Gb+7.84 Gb (2xDVD9) | 188 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Götz Friedrich’s controversial Tannhäuser production from 1978 scandalized the Bayreuth old guard while revealing Tannhäuser’s revolutionary qualities to a new age of Wagner lovers.This brilliantly iconoclastic production, superbly sung and conducted, ushered in a new age of Wagner interpretation. Choreography of the ‘Bacchanal’ by John Neumeier and set design and costumes by the international well known stage designer Jürgen Rose. A superb cast led by Spas Wenkoff as Tannhäuser, Gwyneth Jones as Venus as well as Elisabeth and Bernd Weikl as Wolfram.
Sir Colin Davis, LSO & Chorus - James MacMillan: St John Passion (2008) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Sir Colin Davis, LSO & Chorus - James MacMillan: St John Passion (2008)
PS3 Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 90:07 minutes | Scans included | 5,5 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,55 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo & 5.1 multichannel Surround sound
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".
Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven: Mass in C (2008) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven: Mass in C (2008)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:57 minutes | Scans included | 3,78 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1017 MB
Features 2.0 Stereo & 5.1 multichannel Surround sound