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SIR COLIN DAVIS - THE PHILIPS YEARS (15 CDs)

SIR COLIN DAVIS - THE PHILIPS YEARS (15 CDs)

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Originally planned as an 85th birthday tribute, this set documents over 3 decades of exceptional artistry by the Sir Colin Davis, one of the musical pillars of the Philips label (now part of Decca Classics), who died Sunday 14th April 2013. He was a musician of incomparable integrity and class.

After signing to Philips exclusively in the mid-1960s, over more than three decades he then produced work for the label of the highest quality and range:-

• the first (and still greatest) Berlioz cycle

• pioneering Tippett,

• superb Haydn and Mozart,

• plus top-ranking Sibelius, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Dvorak and Britten, and much else.

His many recording orchestras included the English Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Royal Opera House, Royal Concertgebouw, Boston Symphony, Bavarian Radio and Dresden Staatskapelle, as well as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics.

His great Philips collaborators on disc include Stephen Kovacevich, Kiri Te Kanawa, Jon Vickers, José Carreras, Jessye Norman, Arthur Grumiaux and Claudio Arrau.

An extraordinary number of his recordings have achieved legendary status and are enduring staples of the catalogue. This set balances all his most important musical spheres as well as many of his most important artistic relationships with soloists, orchestras and opera houses around the world.

The booklet notes are in English, French and German with an excellent appreciation of his work for Philips by Jeremy Hayes.

Bartók:
Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (complete)
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra (Nos. 1 & 3), BBC Symphony Orchestra (No. 2)


Beethoven:
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Staatskapelle Dresden
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'
Claudio Arrau (piano)
Staatskapelle Dresden


Berlioz:
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)
Ronald Dowd (tenor)
Wandsworth School Boys' Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus
Te Deum, Op. 22
Franco Tagliavini (tenor)
Wandsworth School Boys' Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus


Dvorak:
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra


Elgar:
Enigma Variations, Op. 36
London Symphony Orchestra


Haydn:
Symphony No. 94 in G Major 'Surprise'
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Symphony No. 101 in D major 'The Clock'
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Symphony No. 104 in D major 'London'
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra


Holst:
The Planets, Op. 32
Berliner Philharmoniker, Frauenchor Des Rundfunkchores Berlin


Mahler:
Das Lied von der Erde
Jessye Norman (soprano), Jon Vickers (tenor)
London Symphony Orchestra


Mozart:
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K183
London Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No. 32 in G major, K318
London Symphony Orchestra
Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K450
Ingrid Haebler (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550
London Symphony Orchestra
Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K339
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Elizabeth Bainbridge (mezzo-soprano), Ryland Davies (tenor), Gwynne Howell (bass)
London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus
Kyrie in D minor, K341
London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus
Ave verum corpus, K618
London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus
Exsultate, jubilate, K165
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Ach, ich fühl's (from Die Zauberflöte, K620)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Ei parte...Per pietà (from Così fan tutte)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (from Zaïde)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)
London Symphony Orchestra


Mussorgsky:
A Night on the Bare Mountain
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra


Sibelius:
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Finlandia, Op. 26
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tapiola, Op. 112
Boston Symphony Orchestra


Stravinsky:
The Firebird
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Orpheus
London Symphony Orchestra


Tippett:
The Knot Garden
Raimund Herincx (Faber), Yvonne Minton (Thea), Jill Gomez (Flora), Josephine Barstow (Denise), Robert Tear (Dov), Thomas Carey (Mel), Thomas Hemsley (Mangus)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

CD 1
Bartok: Piano Concerto No.1 BB91, Sz.83
Bartok: Piano Concerto No.2 BB101, Sz.95
Bartok: Piano Concerto No.3 BB127, Sz.119

CD 2
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major, Op.73 - Emperor

CD 3
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14

CD 4
Berlioz: Requiem Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts)

CD 5
Berlioz: Requiem Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts)
Berlioz: Te Deum, Op.22

CD 6
Dvorak: Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70
Dvorak: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 - From the New World

CD 7
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op.26 - Enigma
Holst: The Planets, Op.132

CD 8
Haydn: Symphony in G, Hob.I/94 - Surprise
Haydn: Symphony in D, Hob.I/101 - The Clock
Haydn: Symphony in D, Hob.I/104 - London

CD 9
Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart, Op.132
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements

CD 10
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

CD 11
Mozart: Symphony No.25 in G minor, K183
Mozart: Symphony No.32 in G, K318 (Overture in G)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat, K450
Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K550

CD 12
Mozart: Vesperae solenns de confessore in C, K339

CD 13
Sibelius: Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39

CD 14
Tippett: The Knot Garden 1:20:04

CD 15
Stravinsky: The Firebird - Ballet (1910)
Stravinsky: Orpehus - Ballet in 3 Scenes


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