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Colin Rex Davis Net Worth

Colin Rex Davis Net Worth is
$700,000

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Sir Colin Rex Davis, CH, CBE (25 September 1927 – 14 April 2013) was an English conductor best known for his association with the London Symphony Orchestra, having first conducted it in 1959. His repertoire was broad, but among the composers with whom he was particularly associated were Mozart, Berlioz, Elgar, Sibelius, Stravinsky and Tippett.He studied as a clarinettist, but was intent on becoming a conductor. After struggles as a freelance conductor from 1949 to 1957, he gained a series of appointments with orchestras including the BBC Scottish Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He also held the musical directorships of Sadler's Wells Opera and the Royal Opera House, where he was principal conductor for over fifteen years. His guest conductorships included the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Staatskapelle Dresden, among many others.As a teacher, Davis held posts at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber (conservatory) in Dresden. He made his first gramophone recordings in 1958, and his discography over the next five decades was extensive, with a large number of studio recordings for Philips Records and a substantial catalogue of live recordings for the London Symphony Orchestra's own label.
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Date Of BirthSeptember 25, 1927
Died2013-04-14
Place Of BirthWeybridge, Surrey, England, UK
ProfessionMusic Department, Soundtrack, Actor
Star SignLibra
#Fact
1Barnsbury, London, England [May 2009]
2He began his conducting career as assistant conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 1957. He got his big break in 1959, when Otto Klemperer fell ill and Davis took his place at the Royal Festival Hall to conduct a concert performance of Mozart's "Don Giovanni", with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.
3He was the fifth of seven children. His father was a bank clerk. The family didn't have a piano, but did have a gramophone and a collection of classical music records to which young Davis listened avidly.
4He won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, but since he couldn't play the piano, he was not allowed to take the conducting class. Instead, he spent 10 years as a clarinet player (part of that time in the band of the Household Cavalry), and as a struggling freelance conductor.
5He was awarded the CH (Companion of Honour) in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to to Music. He was Principal Conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra.
6He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1965 and awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in 1980 for his services to music.
7Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1967-1971).
8Conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (1973-1983).
9Conductor of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1971-1987).
10He is currently (2006) conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.
11He is a specialist in the music of Hector Berlioz. He made the first full-length recording of Berlioz's extremely long opera, "Les Troyens", starring Jon Vickers as Aeneas.
12He is the first British conductor to conduct at Bayreuth.
13English conductor and clarinettist, his video films include "The Turn of the Screw."

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hansel and Gretel2008TV Movie conductor
The Magic Flute2003TV Movie conductor
Ariadne auf Naxos2000TV Movie conductor - as Sir Colin Davis
Great Composers1997TV Series documentary conductor - 1 episode
Werther1986conductor
Der Rosenkönig1986conductor: "Ruhe sanft, mein holdes leben"
Le martyre de Saint Sébastien1984TV Movie conductor - as Sir Colin Davis
The Turn of the Screw1982TV Movie conductor
Peter Grimes1981TV Movie conductor
Samson et Dalila1981/IITV Movie conductor
Tannhäuser1978TV Movie conductor - as Sir Colin Davis
Music on 21971TV Series conductor - 1 episode
The Boy David1957TV Movie orchestra conducted by

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change2016Documentary performer: "The Planets, Op.32, Mars, the Bringer of War"
Ash vs Evil Dead2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tree of Life2011performer: "Domine Jesu Christe [Requiem Op. 5 Grande Messe des Morts]", "Agnus Dei [Requiem, Op. 5 Grande Messe des Morts]" - as Sir Colin Davis
Melinda and Melinda2004"Concerto in D for String Orchestra: 2-Arioso: Andantino" 1946
Ariadne auf Naxos2000TV Movie performer: "Ariadne auf Naxos"
Happiness1998performer: "Soave sia il vento from Cosi Fan Tutte" - as Sir Colin Davis
The Big Lebowski1998performer: "Pictures at an Exhibition" - as Sir Colin Davis
Star Trek: First Contact1996performer: "Vallon Sonore" - as Sir Colin Davis
A Very British Coup1988TV Mini-Series performer: "Great Mass in C Minor"
Harem1985performer: "The Abduction from the Seraglio"
The Angelic Conversation1985performer: "Sea Interludes"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Night of the Proms: The 100th Season1994TV MovieConductor

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC Proms2011TV SeriesHimself - Conductor
HARDtalk2009TV SeriesHimself
Hansel and Gretel2008TV MovieHimself - Conductor
The Magic Flute2003TV MovieHimself - Conductor
Classical Brit Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself
Rostropovich at 752002TV MovieHimself (as Sir Colin Davis)
Ariadne auf Naxos2000TV MovieHimself - Dirigiert (as Sir Colin Davis)
Great Composers1997TV Series documentaryHimself - Conductor
The Levin Interviews1981TV SeriesHimself
Music on 21971TV SeriesHimself
Omnibus1970TV Series documentary
NBC Experiment in Television1970TV SeriesHimself
Contrasts1968TV SeriesHimself
Young Tigers1964TV Mini-SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Classical Pianist (In Memoriam)
Channel 4 News2013TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies


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