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Sir Colin Davis dies aged 85 (orchestra conductor)
The Guardian ^ | April 14, 2013 | Conal Urquhart

Posted on 04/14/2013 4:46:01 PM PDT by EveningStar

The president of the London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, has died.

Davis, who first conducted the LSO in 1959, died on Sunday after a short illness at the age of 85.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: classicalmusic; colindavis; lso; obituary
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1 posted on 04/14/2013 4:46:01 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; sitetest

ping


2 posted on 04/14/2013 4:46:28 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

if only we could follow this up with the other 535


3 posted on 04/14/2013 4:48:10 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: EveningStar

What heck man are you the grim reaper? or do you subscribe to his twitter account


4 posted on 04/14/2013 4:48:15 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: bigheadfred

Amen to that


5 posted on 04/14/2013 4:48:33 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

subscriber all a twitter


6 posted on 04/14/2013 4:50:41 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: EveningStar

He has company:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Dodgson


7 posted on 04/14/2013 4:58:11 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


8 posted on 04/14/2013 5:07:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: EveningStar

Great conductor of Berlioz.


9 posted on 04/14/2013 5:31:24 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

I have many recordings of his. RIP Colin, we’ll miss you.


10 posted on 04/14/2013 5:39:26 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: .30Carbine; 1cewolf; 1rudeboy; 31R1O; ADemocratNoMore; afraidfortherepublic; alarm rider; ...

“Great conductor of Berlioz.” And Sibelius.

Classical Ping


11 posted on 04/14/2013 6:32:12 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

I have his Sibelius symphony cycle. In fact it’s the only Sibelius symphony cycle I have - at least for now.


12 posted on 04/14/2013 6:38:39 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

Sir Colin was an excellent conductor. He will be greatly missed.


13 posted on 04/14/2013 6:40:36 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: bigheadfred
if only we could follow this up with the other 535
I'm a bit slow at times. Please explain. :)
14 posted on 04/14/2013 7:16:54 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Mears

bfl


15 posted on 04/14/2013 7:30:14 PM PDT by Mears
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To: EveningStar
Congress has a total of 535 voting members: 435 members in the House of Representatives and 100 members in the Senate.

Like they don't orchestrate your life? And if they passed, like they could pass anything meaningful, it should be to the great Beyonce.

16 posted on 04/14/2013 7:48:52 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
I wondered if that was what you meant, but I thought, "No. You wouldn't let politics get into every thread."

I guess I was wrong. :(

17 posted on 04/14/2013 8:00:04 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: SuziQ

In 1971, I had a week’s leave after getting discharged from the hospital in Germany. Spent it in London, and managed to score a ticket to the Last Nigh of the Proms...Davis was the conductor... one of the most amazing and awesome musical experiences of my lifetime. Victoria and Albert Hall was just unreal..the entire audience having the time of their lives..


18 posted on 04/15/2013 3:26:39 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: Borges

RIP.


19 posted on 04/15/2013 5:09:55 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

I already pinged the list.


20 posted on 04/15/2013 7:43:29 AM PDT by Borges
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To: EveningStar

Think too off all the great musicians who performed before recording.

RIP Colin Davis.


21 posted on 04/15/2013 12:08:07 PM PDT by onedoug
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