LSO LIVE RELEASES THE SIR COLIN DAVIS ANTHOLOGY
The Sir Colin Davis Anthology is a unique collection of 13 discs including a DVD and a commemorative book incorporating photos and private correspondence from Sir Colin’s archives. It will be released on April 8, 2014. Sir Colin Davis, who is featured on the cover of Classical Music Magazine's April issue, was instrumental in the success and development of LSO Live, the most successful record label of its kind, and this set is the 100th release on LSO Live. The collection pays tribute to the huge part which Sir Colin played in the pre-eminence of the LSO across the globe for more than 50 years and in his roles as Principal Conductor and President of the Orchestra.
The Sir Colin Davis Anthology includes previously unreleased material from the LSO Live archive, Berlioz’s Overture Les Francs Juges and Te Deum; Sibelius’ Oceanides; and a recording of Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No.4. Also two much loved recordings are available on high-resolution SACD for the first time: Dvorak’s Symphony No.9 and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. The Anthology is completed with a bonus DVD documentary by Reinter Moritz, Colin Davis: The Man and his Music. The remarkable documentary highlights his work in masterclasses, opera, concerts and to-camera talk. The notes are in English, French and German and the DVD subtitles in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.
Full Track Listing:
Disc 1: Berlioz Symphonie fantastique (SACD for the first time)
Disc 2: Berlioz Overture Les Francs Juges (unreleased), Berlioz Te Deum (unreleased)
Disc 3: Dvorak Symphony No 9 (SACD for the first time)
Disc 4: Sibelius Pohjola’s Daughter, Sibelius Symphony No 2
Disc 5: Sibelius Oceanides (unreleased), Vaughan Williams Symphony No.4 (unreleased)
Disc 6: Elgar Enigma Variations, Introduction & Allegro
Disc 7: Tippett A Child of our Time
Disc 8: Walton Belshazzar, Walton Symphony No 1
Discs 9 – 12: Berlioz Les Troyens
Disc 13: Colin Davis: The Man and his Music (DVD documentary – unreleased)