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Colin Davis

Background information
Birth name Colin Rex Davis
Born September 25, 1927 (1927-09-25) (age 79)
Flag of the United Kingdom Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom
Genre(s) Classical
Occupation(s) Conductor
Instrument(s) Clarinet
Years active 1951-present
Associated
acts
BBC Symphony
London Symphony
Royal Opera House
For the former Formula One driver, see Colin Davis (driver)

Sir Colin Rex Davis, CH, CBE (b. September 25, 1927), is a British Conductor. He was born in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. Davis studied the clarinet at the Royal College of Music in London, where he was barred from taking conducting lessons owing to his lack of ability at the piano. Nonetheless, he formed and often served as conductor of the Kalmar Orchestra with fellow students. Image File history File links ColinDavis. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Weybridge is a town in Surrey, England. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A conductor conducting at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Two soprano clarinets: a Bâ™­ clarinet (left, with capped mouthpiece) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ... The BBC Symphony Orchestra is the principal orchestra of the British Broadcasting Corporation and one of the leading orchestras in Britain. ... The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is a performing arts venue in London. ... For the famous English conductor, see: Colin Davis Colin Charles Houghton Davis (born in Marylebone, London, July 29, 1932) was an English Formula One driver. ... The Order of the Companions of Honour is a British and Commonwealth Order. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A conductor conducting at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... Map of Weybridge (from OpenStreetMap) Weybridge Heath, showing scrub clearance area Weybridge is a town in the Elmbridge district of Surrey in South East England. ... Not to be confused with Surry. ... Two soprano clarinets: a Bâ™­ clarinet (left, with capped mouthpiece) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ... // This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ...


In 1952, Davis worked at the Royal Festival Hall, and in the late 1950s conducted the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He first found wide acclaim when he stood in for an ill Otto Klemperer in a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera, Don Giovanni, at the Royal Festival Hall in 1959. A year later, he stood in for Thomas Beecham in similar circumstances in Mozart's The Magic Flute at Glyndebourne . The Royal Festival Hall is a concert, dance and talks venue within the South Bank Centre in London, England. ... The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is the BBCs classical music ensemble in Scotland. ... Otto Klemperer (May 14, 1885 – July 6, 1973) was a German-born conductor and composer. ... “Mozart” redirects here. ... Don Giovanni (K.527; complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punishd, or Don Giovanni) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Die Zauberflöte (en: The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. ... Glyndebourne Festival Opera is a opera festival held at Glyndebourne House near Lewes, in southern England. ...


In the 1960s he worked at Sadler's Wells Opera[1] and the London Symphony Orchestra. He also served as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In 1971 he succeeded Georg Solti as principal conductor at the Royal Opera House, where he had given occasional performances before, remaining there until 1986. He became noted for championing the operas of Michael Tippett, giving the premieres of his works The Knot Garden (1970), and The Ice Break (1977). In 1977 he became the first English conductor to appear at the Bayreuth Festival (dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner) where he conducted Tannhäuser. Sadlers Wells theatre, 2005 Sadlers Wells Theatre is located on Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London. ... The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... The BBC Symphony Orchestra is the principal orchestra of the British Broadcasting Corporation and one of the leading orchestras in Britain. ... Sir Georg Solti, KBE (pronounced ) (21 October 1912 - 5 September 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor. ... Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, O.M. (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was one of the foremost English composers of the 20th century. ... The Knot Garden is an opera in three acts by Michael Tippett to an original English libretto by the composer. ... The Ice Break is an opera by Michael Tippett, to an original English libretto by the composer. ... Bayreuth Festspielhaus, as seen in 1882 The annual Bayreuth Festival in Bayreuth, Germany is devoted principally (but not exclusively) to performances of operas by the 19th century German composer Richard Wagner. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or music dramas as he later came to call them). ... Tannhäuser or Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf die Wartburg (Tannhäuser and the Singers Contest on the Wartburg) is an opera in three acts, music and text by Richard Wagner, based on the two Germanic legends of Tannhäuser and the song contest at Wartburg. ...


Davis was Principal Guest Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1972 to 1984. He subsequently was Chief Conductor at the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1983 to 1993. In 1991, Davis was named 'Conductor Laureate' (Ehrendirigent) of the Staatskapelle Dresden, the first conductor in the orchestra's history to hold that title. In 1995, Davis began his tenure as Principal Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) in 1995. From 1998-2003, he was Principal Guest Conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Davis concluded his tenure as the LSO's Principal Conductor on 31 December 2006, and became President of the LSO on 1 January 2007. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of the worlds most renowned orchestras. ... The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich was founded in 1949 by Eugen Jochum, he was also principal conductor until 1960. ... The Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (Engl: Saxon State Orchestra Dresden) is an orchestra based in Dresden, Germany. ... The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... The New York Philharmonic is the oldest active symphony orchestra in the United States, organized during 1842. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Aside from his championing of Tippett and his interpretations of Mozart, Davis is particularly closely associated with the music of Hector Berlioz, giving many performances of his operas and orchestral works, Benjamin Britten, and Jean Sibelius.[2][3] He has recorded all of the major works of Berlioz and many of the works of Tippett, as well as the complete piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Liszt with Claudio Arrau. Portrait of Berlioz by Signol, 1832 Louis Hector Berlioz (December 11, 1803 – March 8, 1869) was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie Fantastique (first performed in 1830) and Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem). ... Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH (November 22, 1913 Lowestoft, Suffolk - December 4, 1976 Aldeburgh, Suffolk) was a British composer, conductor, and pianist. ... Johan Julius Christian Jean / Janne Sibelius ( ; December 8, 1865 – September 20, 1957) was a Finnish composer of classical music and one of the most notable composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... A portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820 Ludwig van Beethoven (IPA: ), (baptized December 17, 1770[1] – March 26, 1827) was a German composer and one of the pillars of European classical music. ... Portrait by Henri Lehmann, 1839 Franz Liszt (Hungarian: Liszt Ferenc; pronounced , in English: list) (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a Hungarian [1] virtuoso pianist and composer of the Romantic period. ... Claudio Arrau Claudio Arrau León (February 6, 1903 – June 9, 1991) was a Chilean pianist of world fame for his deep interpretations of a huge, vast repertoire spanning from the baroque to 20th-century composers. ...


Davis received a knighthood in 1980. He is also International Chair of Orchestral Studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London. The silver Anglia knight, commissioned as a trophy in 1850, intended to represent the Black Prince. ... The Royal Academy of Music (RAM) is a constituent college of the University of London, and is one of the worlds leading music institutions. ...


Personal life

His father, Reginald, was a soldier during World War I. His mother, Lillian, played the piano. He had two brothers, Norman and Howard and four sisters. Howard worked as a clerk at the Bank of England, and died in World War II. Norman became a teacher of classics and died in the 1960s. Yvonne is retired from teaching. Colin Davis attended Christ's Hospital School in Sussex before studying clarinet in London “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Bluecoat School directs here. ... Sussex is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ...


In 1949, Davis married the soprano April Cantelo. They had two children, Suzanne and Christopher. Their marriage ended in 1964, and in that same year, Davis married the young Iranian woman who had been the family au pair, Ashraf “Shamsi” Naini. To satisfy both the Iranian and British authorities, the couple were married three times, once in Iran and twice in the UK, in the Iranian Embassy as well as in a regular UK civil ceremony. They have five children, Kurosh (b. 1966), Farhad (b. 1967), Kavus (b. 1968), Sheida (b. 1977), and Yalda (born 1979).[4] 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Au pair is an anglicization of the French term au pair, which means on par or equal to and describes a young person living on an equal basis with a host family in a foreign country. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday and the summer of 1967 was known as The Summer of Peace and Love (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


References

  1. ^ "Best Since Beecham?", Time, 25 July 1960. Retrieved on 2007-07-21. 
  2. ^ Andrew Clements. "The Trojans, Proms 47 & 48", The Guardian, 27 Aug 2003. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 
  3. ^ Anthony Tommasini. "For Sibelius, A Free Flow With Clarity", New York Times, 27 Apr 2002. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 
  4. ^ John O'Mahony. "Calm after the storm", The Guardian, 21 Sep 2002. Retrieved on 2007-04-18. 

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

Colin Davis at All Music Guide The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ...

Preceded by
Georg Solti
Music Director, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
1971–1987
Succeeded by
Bernard Haitink
Preceded by
Rafael Kubelík
Chief Conductor, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
1983–1993
Succeeded by
Lorin Maazel

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Colin Davis (Conductor) - Short Biography (754 words)
Colin Davis made his USA debut as a guest conductor with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra in December 1960; subsequently had engagements with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
From 1967 to 1971 Colin Davis was chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London.
In 1983 Colin Davis was appointed chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich, which he led on a tour of North America in 1986.
Colin Davis (279 words)
Davis studied the clarinet at the Royal College of Music in London, where he was barred from taking conducting lessons owing to his lack of ability at the piano.
In 1952, Davis worked at the Royal Festival Hall[?], and in the late 1950s conducted the BBC Scottish Orchestra[?].
Aside from his championing of Tippett and interpretations of Mozart, Davis is particularly closely associated with the music of Hector Berlioz, giving many performances of both his operas and orchestra works.
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