April 15, 2013

Sir Colin Davis dies aged 85

Yesterday, April 14, conductor Sir Colin Davis died at the age of 85 in London. Sir Colin made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra in 1959 and was its longest serving principal conductor.

"Sir Colin's role in British musical life was immense. Alongside his commitment to the LSO, he forged special relationships with the Royal Opera House, the BBCSO, and the English Chamber Orchestra, as well as mentoring many young performers and conductors at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School," the LSO said.

"He was internationally renowned for his interpretations of Mozart, Sibelius and Berlioz, and music lovers across the world have been inspired by his performances and recordings. His musicianship and his humanity have been cherished by musicians and audiences alike."

To read the official London Symphony Orchestra statement click here.

EMI Classics released a 6 CD-set in the ICON-series dedicated to Colin Davis in September 2012.
To get to the box set, click here.