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.

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
Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7 (2016)

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1–7
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 331:03 min | 760 MB
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2016

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.
London Symphony Orchestra  & Colin Davis - Weber: Der Freischütz (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Colin Davis - Weber: Der Freischütz (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 122:35 minutes | 2.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sir Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and chorus and a stellar cast of soloists in a concert performance of Weber's eerily fantastical opera, Der Freischutz. Der Freischutz is heralded as one of the cornerstones of Romantic opera, drawing on traditional German folk tunes and elements of Romanticism for the first time in the history of opera. The evocative and colorful orchestration is particularly impressive in the ''Wolf's Glen'' scene - long considered the most gruesomely expressive rendering of evil ever found in a musical score. Many listeners may be familiar with this opera without even knowing it; several of the melodies have been adapted as hymn tunes and the overture is regularly performed as a stand-alone work in the concert hall.

Sir Colin Davis, LSO - Smetana: Ma vlast (2005) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at March 31, 2017
Sir Colin Davis, LSO - Smetana: Ma vlast (2005) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphomy Orchestra - Bedřich Smetana: Má vlast (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 75:00 minutes | Scans NOT included | 4,38 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 1,42 GB