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This 6-CD set celebrates the work of Sir Colin Davis (1927 – 2013) with the Staatskapelle Dresden for whom he was Conductor Laureate.
“Sir Colin was an incredibly kind and utterly unpretentious man who won the hearts of all who experienced him through his warmth of soul. A rarely encountered artistic bond existed between him and the Staatskapelle. For the Staatskapelle Dresden the death of Sir Colin signifies not only the death of their revered Conductor Laureate but the loss of a unique friend. We shall never forget him.” Christian Thielemann, Principal Conductor of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Edward Elgar: Symphony No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 55
I. Andante. Nobilmente e semplice - Allegro
II. Allegro molto
III. Adagio - Molto expressivo e sostenuto
IV. Lento - Allegro - Grandioso
Hector Berlioz: Le roi Lear Overture, Op. 4
Le roi Lear (King Lear), Op. 4
Hector Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict
Beatrice et Benedict: Overture
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, MWV N19, "Scottish"
I. Andante con moto
II. Vivace non troppo
IV. Allegro vivacissimo
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107, MWV N15, "Reformation"
I. Andante - Allegro con fuoco
II. Allegro vivace
IV. Andante con moto - Allegro vivace
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
II. Tempo Andante, ma rubato
IV. Finale: Allegro moderato
Jean Sibelius: En saga, Op. 9
En Saga, Op. 9
Jean Sibelius: Luonnotar, Op. 70
Luonnotar, Op. 70
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "Unfinished"
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
I. Allegro con brio - Un poco sostenuto
III. Poco allegretto
IV. Allegro - Un poco sostenuto
Hector Berlioz: Grande messe des morts, Op. 5, "Requiem"
Requiem et Kyrie
Quid sum miser
11th September 2013
“Congratulations are in order to Profil for selecting these recordings so judiciously. The sound quality, although some audience noise can be heard on occasions, is excellent. A most worthy six disc collection of live recordings that pays homage to the memory of Sir Colin Davis with his cherished Staatskapelle Dresden.”
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