Sunday, 14 April 2013

R.I.P Sir Colin Davis

I was saddened to hear this evening of the death of the great conductor Sir Colin Davis. The announcement from the London Symphony Orchestra read as follows:

It is with deep sadness that the LSO announces the death of its esteemed President, Sir Colin Davis.
Sir Colin first conducted the LSO in 1959 and became Principal Conductor in 1995. He was the longest serving Principal Conductor in the LSO’s history and has been at the head of the LSO family for many years. His musicianship and his humanity have been cherished by musicians and audiences alike.
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.
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.

 He will be missed by all music-lovers.