Sir Colin Davis ist gestorben
15.04.2013 Der 1927 in Weybridge geborene englische Dirigent Colin Davis (Bild) ist gestern gestorben.
"Davis war international berühmt für seine Interpretationen von Mozart, Berlioz und Sibelius. 'Wir werden ihn mit grosser Zuneigung und Bewunderung vermissen', hiess es in der Erklärung des Londoner Symphony Orchestra LSO. Davis hatte das Orchester erstmals 1959 dirigiert und war von 1995 bis 2006 Chefdirigent des LSO."
"'He will be remembered with huge affection and admiration by the LSO and our thoughts are with his family at this time,' the orchestra said in a statement on its website.
Davis became principal conductor in 1995 and remained in the position until 2006, after which he was appointed president. He was the longest-serving principal conductor in the LSO's history.
'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."
"Sir Colin, who was knighted in 1980, was known for his interpretations of Mozart, Sibelius and Berlioz, the LSO said.
In his long career he was twice named Classic Brit Male Artist of the Year, most recently in 2008.
His numerous other awards included two Grammy awards, the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal and a Gramophone award.
Sir Colin, who became the LSO's ninth president in 2007, also worked with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra."