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Davis, Colin 1927-2013

Works: 3,370 works in 9,708 publications in 8 languages and 116,449 library holdings
Genres: Music  Live sound recordings  Operas  Drama  Opera adaptations  Requiems  Fiction  Oratorios  Psychological fiction  Masses 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Other, Arranger, Narrator, Director, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor, Singer, Composer, Creator
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Colin Davis
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

96 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 1,640 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 1,103 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
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

39 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ATMA Classique is reissuing one of Les Violons du Roy's seminal discs: the orchestra's recording of Mozart's Requiem as revised and completed by Robert D. Levin. The soloists are Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, John Tessier, and Nathan Berg. Bernard Labadie conducts Les Violons du Roy and the choir of La Chapelle de Québec. This recording was originally released on the Dorian label in 2002, and won the JUNO Award for Best Classical Album of the year in the vocal or choral performance category. This recording of Mozart's Requiem is especially poignant, as it was made in Troy, NewYork in the week following the September 11 attacks in 2001.The recording captures the emotion and immediacy of that special performance, which was later featured on CBC Television's Opening Night. The Globe & Mail wrote about "an appreciation of the transcendent aspects of the Requiem as a work of art that is about death, survival and the possibility of an afterlife. There is the magnificence of the music, so often used to solemnly mark terrible tragedy and bring solace."
Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

65 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béatrice et Bénédict: Opéra comique en deux actes imité de Shakespeare
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

68 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten( )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 1981 in London
Late Italian operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in Italian and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz( )

42 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 636 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
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Biblical tale of the overwhelming love between a Jewish leader (Samson) and a Philistine beauty (Dalila) that turns sour and destroys them both has inspired numerous composers. But it's easy to see why Saint-Saëns's opera has remained a favorite--not only with audiences but also with great singing actors. Seldom has Dalila been so sultry and seductive, or Samson's fall from strong man to blind prisoner been so wrenching. With enticing Risë Stevens and heroic Mario Del Monaco in the titles roles, and Martial Singher as the High Priest, this stunning performance is a true gem
Roméo et Juliette by Hector Berlioz( )

53 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op. 17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

34 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold en Italie, op. 16 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

19 editions published between 1963 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah : highlights by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem, op. 5 : grande messe des morts by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier( Recording )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arvo Pärt, who was born in Estonia in 1935, has succeeded in bringing sacred music back to a broader audience, and away from the confines of the church service, more than almost any other contemporary composer
Die Jahreszeiten = The seasons by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VIENNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. VIENNA SINGVEREIN. BOHM, Karl (conductor). JANOWITZ, Gundula (soprano). SCHRELA, Peter (tenor). TALVELA, Martti (bass)
Falstaff : commedia lirica in tre atti by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Werther lyric drama in four acts after Goethe by Jules Massenet( Recording )

1 edition published in 1981 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Benvenuto Cellini opéra-comique in two acts and four tableaux by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Colin Davis British conductor

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Colin Davis clarinettiste et chef d'orchestre

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Colin Davis englischer Dirigent


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