Berlioz Colin Davis

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…
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.
Colin Davis, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Heinz Feldhoff, Gwyneth Jones - Wagner: Tannhauser (2008/1978)

Colin Davis, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Heinz Feldhoff, Gwyneth Jones - Wagner: Tannhäuser (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.
Colin Davis, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2008/2003) [Blu-Ray]

Colin Davis, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2008/2003) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26194 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 162 min | 44,3 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 162 min | 14,9 Gb
Audio: German / PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, Spanish

Covent Garden’s 2003 production of The Magic Flute , designed by John F. Macfarlane, directed by David McVicar, and conducted by Sir Colin Davis, is magnificent from a strictly musical standpoint. More than that, it’s vastly entertaining. The comedic elements of the story integrate far more comfortably than is often the case with Schikaneder’s high-minded (if vague) theme of a quest for enlightenment, particularly in the second act. Visually, the production is a feast, yet it doesn’t distract from the music. The intention was to maintain an 18th-century feel but to play freely with that aesthetic…

Handel - Messiah (Sir Colin Davis)  Music

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.

Berlioz Requiem - Sir Colin Davis (Dresden, 1994) [2 Cds]  Music

Posted by The Orchids of Carábellas at Dec. 10, 2007
Berlioz Requiem - Sir Colin Davis (Dresden, 1994) [2 Cds]

Berlioz Requiem - Sir Colin Davis (Dresden, 1994)
Live Rec. 1994 | CD Release 2007 | 2 CDs | Ape, Cue, Covers | 380 MB

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 308:42 minutes | 6.43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Sir Colin Davis was instrumental in the development and success of LSO Live, including the label’s first Grammy award. He also played a huge part in the pre-eminence of the LSO across the globe for more than 50 years. A ‘master Sibelian’ his landmark cycle of the complete symphonies on LSO Live has been described as possibly "the finest Sibelius cycle on disc" by The Observer.
Stephen Kovacevich, Sir Colin Davis - Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos (2001)

Stephen Kovacevich, Sir Colin Davis - Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos (2001)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:26 | 274 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 464702

When it comes to piano concertos, no two composers wrote more compatible concertos than Grieg and Schumann. Both are in A minor, both are in three movements, and both are ecstatically lyric, tenderly romantic, and amazingly virtuosic. And both fit very comfortably together as a recorded double bill, a coupling that has attracted some of the greatest pianists of the postwar years: Claudio Arrau with Colin Davis and the Boston Symphony, Leon Fleisher with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, Walter Gieseking with Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Berlin Philharmonic, Sviatoslav Richter with Lovro von Matacic and the Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra, and this recording by Stephen Kovacevich with Colin Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Sir Colin Davis, LSO - Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 6 (2012) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orhestra - Nielsen: Symphonies 1 & 6 (2012)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 68:11 minutes | Digital Booklet | 4,27 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1,28 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Pure DSD Recording
Sir Colin Davis, LSO - Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 4 & 5 (2011) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orhestra - Nielsen: Symphonies 4 & 5 (2011)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 66:37 minutes | Digital Booklet | 4,39 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1,28 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Pure DSD Recording