Sir Colin Davis: The Complete RCA Legacy

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Sir Colin Davis: The RCA Legacy is a 51-CD box set from Sony Masterworks that consists of all of the recordings he made for RCA Victor between 1988 and 2000, and many are ranked among his greatest performances. Davis worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and his communication with these orchestras yielded extraordinary interpretations of classics by Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Wagner, Verdi, and most significantly, Berlioz, Sibelius, and Mozart, the three composers whose music he understood on the deepest levels. Whether in performances of opera or orchestral repertoire, Davis was always faithful ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Sir Colin Davis: The RCA Legacy is a 51-CD box set from Sony Masterworks that consists of all of the recordings he made for RCA Victor between 1988 and 2000, and many are ranked among his greatest performances. Davis worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and his communication with these orchestras yielded extraordinary interpretations of classics by Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Wagner, Verdi, and most significantly, Berlioz, Sibelius, and Mozart, the three composers whose music he understood on the deepest levels. Whether in performances of opera or orchestral repertoire, Davis was always faithful to the spirit of the music, and while his readings were mainstream for their time, with little concern for period practice, they met the highest standards and in many cases raised the bar for other orchestras.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2014
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 888430060722
  • Catalog Number: 300607
  • Sales rank: 49,998

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Leonore Overture No. 2 in C major, Op. 72a - Ludwig van Beethoven & Colin Davis (15:36)
  2. 2 Fidelio, opera, Op. 72 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Colin Davis (124:35)
  3. 3 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (173:49)
  4. 4 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem) - Giuseppe Verdi & Colin Davis (85:11)
  5. 5 Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 45 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (72:52)
  6. 6 Gesang der Parzen ("Es fürchte die Götter"), for chorus & orchestra ("Song of the fates"), Op. 89 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (10:34)
  7. 7 Nänie ("Auch das Schöne muss sterben"), for chorus, orchestra & harp ad lib, Op. 82 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (11:33)
  8. 8 Alto Rhapsody, for alto, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 53 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (13:02)
  9. 9 Hyperions Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) for chorus and orchestra, Op. 54 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (16:28)
  10. 10 Marienlieder (7) for chorus, Op. 22 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (14:52)
  11. 11 Fantasia for piano, chorus, and orchestra ("Choral Fantasy"), Op. 80 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Colin Davis (18:39)
  12. 12 Mass for soloists, chorus & orchestra in D major ("Missa Solemnis"), Op. 123 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Colin Davis (89:47)
  13. 13 Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 626 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (53:08)
  14. 14 Mitridate, rè di Ponto, opera, K. 87 (K. 74a): Già dagli occhi il velo è tolto - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (8:09)
  15. 15 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Vedrai, carino - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (3:48)
  16. 16 Mitridate, rè di Ponto, opera, K. 87 (K. 74a): Venga pur, minacci e frema - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (7:36)
  17. 17 Io ti lascio, o cara, addio, aria for bass & orchestra, K. Anh. 245 (K. 621a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (5:13)
  18. 18 La clemenza di Tito, opera, K. 621: Deh, per questo istante solo - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (7:33)
  19. 19 La clemenza di Tito, opera, K. 621: March - Maestoso - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (2:12)
  20. 20 La clemenza di Tito, opera, K. 621: Ecco il punto oh Vitellia... Non più di fiori vagh - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (9:08)
  21. 21 Lucio Silla, opera, K. 135: Il tenero momento - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (4:50)
  22. 22 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: In quali eccessi, o Numi!... Mi tradi quell'alma i - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (6:20)
  23. 23 Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Ah, qual gelido orror...Il padre adorato - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (4:03)
  24. 24 Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: March of the Priests - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (2:15)
  25. 25 Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Non ho colpa - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (6:29)
  26. 26 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (2:55)
  27. 27 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Ah, scostati!... Smanie implacabili, che m'agitate - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (3:10)
  28. 28 King Lear Overture (Grande Ouverture du roi Lear), for orchestra, H. 53 (Op. 4) - Hector Berlioz & Colin Davis (15:57)
  29. 29 Waverly Overture (Grande Ouverture de Waverly) for orchestra, H. 26 (Op. 1) - Hector Berlioz & Colin Davis (10:24)
  30. 30 Overture to "Benvenuto Cellini" (Grande Ouverture de Benvenuto Cellini) for orchestra, H. 76b (Op. 23) - Hector Berlioz & Colin Davis (10:07)
  31. 31 Le Corsaire, overture for orchestra, H. 101 (Op. 21) - Hector Berlioz & Colin Davis (8:44)
  32. 32 Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict, opera, H. 138 - Hector Berlioz & Colin Davis (8:06)
  33. 33 Le carnaval romain (Roman Carnival Overture), ouverture catactéristique for orchestra, H.95 (Op. 9) - Hector Berlioz & Colin Davis (9:29)
  34. 34 Les Francs-Juges, opera, H. 23a (fragments): Overture - Hector Berlioz & Colin Davis (12:28)
  35. 35 Introduction and Allegro, for string quartet & string orchestra in G major, Op. 47 - Edward Elgar & Colin Davis (14:46)
  36. 36 Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61 - Edward Elgar & Colin Davis (49:41)
  37. 37 Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar & orchestra - Joaquín Rodrigo & Colin Davis (19:43)
  38. 38 Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55 - Edward Elgar & Colin Davis (50:23)
  39. 39 Karelia Suite, for orchestra, Op. 11 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (15:21)
  40. 40 Night Ride & Sunrise (Öinen ratsastus ja auringonnousu), symphonic poem for orchestra, Op. 55 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (17:01)
  41. 41 Tapiola, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 112 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (18:29)
  42. 42 Valse triste, for orchestra (from Kuolema), Op. 44/1 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (6:04)
  43. 43 Finlandia, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 26 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (9:00)
  44. 44 The Oceanides (Aallottaret), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 73 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (10:57)
  45. 45 The Bard (Barden), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 64 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (7:57)
  46. 46 Pohjola's Daughter (Pohjolan tytär), symphonic fantasy for orchestra, Op. 49 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (15:05)
  47. 47 Lemminkäinen Suite: Four Legends from the Kalevala, for orchestra, Op. 22 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (52:23)
  48. 48 Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (22:51)
  49. 49 Kullervo, symphonic poem for vocal soloists, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 7 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (80:37)
  50. 50 En Saga, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 9 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (18:48)
  51. 51 Rakastava (The Lover), suite for string orchestra, triangle & timpani, Op. 14 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (14:40)
  52. 52 Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (30:17)
  53. 53 Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (30:17)
  54. 54 Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (25:55)
  55. 55 Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (46:30)
  56. 56 Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (37:18)
  57. 57 Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 - Jean Sibelius & Colin Davis (39:34)
  58. 58 Symphony No. 8 in E flat major ("Symphony of a Thousand") - Gustav Mahler & Colin Davis (83:14)
  59. 59 Symphony No. 4 in G major - Gustav Mahler & Colin Davis (60:20)
  60. 60 Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61 - Edward Elgar & Colin Davis (49:23)
  61. 61 Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 - Robert Schumann & Colin Davis (33:50)
  62. 62 Symphony No. 9 in C major ("The Great"), D. 944 - Franz Schubert & Colin Davis (61:43)
  63. 63 Symphony No. 6 in C major ("Little C Major"), D. 589 - Franz Schubert & Colin Davis (31:53)
  64. 64 Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D. 485 - Franz Schubert & Colin Davis (29:10)
  65. 65 Symphony No. 4 in C minor ("Tragic"), D. 417 - Franz Schubert & Colin Davis (33:25)
  66. 66 Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D. 125 - Franz Schubert & Colin Davis (34:02)
  67. 67 Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished"), D. 759 - Franz Schubert & Colin Davis (26:53)
  68. 68 Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200 - Franz Schubert & Colin Davis (22:11)
  69. 69 Symphony No. 1 in D major, D. 82 - Franz Schubert & Colin Davis (28:14)
  70. 70 Polacca brillante for piano ("L'Hilarité"), J. 268 (Op. 72) - Carl Maria von Weber & Colin Davis (10:27)
  71. 71 Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, J. 155 (Op. 32) - Carl Maria von Weber & Colin Davis (20:56)
  72. 72 Konzertstück for piano & orchestra in F minor, J. 282 (Op. 79) - Carl Maria von Weber & Colin Davis (16:00)
  73. 73 Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47 - Frédéric Chopin & Colin Davis (20:08)
  74. 74 Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (49:46)
  75. 75 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (43:15)
  76. 76 Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (50:25)
  77. 77 Tragic Overture, in D minor, Op. 81 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (14:33)
  78. 78 Academic Festival Overture, for orchestra in C minor ("Akademische Festouvertüre"), Op. 80 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (10:41)
  79. 79 Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (40:29)
  80. 80 Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (39:38)
  81. 81 Variations on a Theme of Haydn for orchestra in B flat major (St. Anthony Variations), Op. 56a - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (19:08)
  82. 82 Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (40:58)
  83. 83 Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 - Johannes Brahms & Colin Davis (45:33)
  84. 84 Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major ("Coronation") K. 537 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (31:25)
  85. 85 Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (34:48)
  86. 86 Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (31:21)
  87. 87 Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (26:36)
  88. 88 Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (27:29)
  89. 89 Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (31:10)
  90. 90 Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (31:23)
  91. 91 Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (30:44)
  92. 92 Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (29:23)
  93. 93 Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major ("Jeunehomme," "Jenamy"), K. 271 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (33:48)
  94. 94 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (4:17)
  95. 95 Bastien und Bastienne, opera, K. 50 (K. 46b): Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (1:47)
  96. 96 Der Schauspieldirektor, opera, K. 486: Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (4:11)
  97. 97 Lucio Silla, opera, K. 135 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (7:38)
  98. 98 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (4:41)
  99. 99 La finta giardiniera, opera, K 196: Overture. Allegro molto - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (2:23)
  100. 100 La finta giardiniera, opera, K 196: Overture. Andantino grazioso - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (2:17)
  101. 101 La finta giardiniera, opera, K 196: Overture. Allegro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (2:35)
  102. 102 Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (5:24)
  103. 103 Il rè pastore, opera, K. 208: Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (3:28)
  104. 104 Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (5:00)
  105. 105 La clemenza di Tito, opera, K. 621: Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (5:01)
  106. 106 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (5:47)
  107. 107 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (6:50)
  108. 108 Serenade No. 12 for winds in C minor ("Nacht Musique"), K. 388 (K. 384a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (23:59)
  109. 109 Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major ("Gran Partita"), K. 361 (K. 370a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (48:33)
  110. 110 Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191 (K. 186e) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (17:55)
  111. 111 Serenade No. 9 for orchestra in D major ("Posthorn"), K. 320 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (39:37)
  112. 112 Serenade No. 11 for winds in E flat major, K. 375 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (23:58)
  113. 113 Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (28:37)
  114. 114 Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Colin Davis (18:28)
  115. 115 Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75 - Richard Wagner & Colin Davis (223:26)
  116. 116 Falstaff, opera - Giuseppe Verdi & Colin Davis (116:59)
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