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SIR ANDREW
DAVIS
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CHAN 5140M
Elgar
The Dream of Gerontius/ Sea Pictures
CHAN 5131
Delius
Delius in Norway
CHAN 10796
The Lark Ascending
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BIOGRAPHY

Since 2000, Sir Andrew Davis has served as Music Director and Principal Conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is the former Principal Conductor, now Conductor Laureate, of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Conductor Laureate of the BBC Symphony Orchestra having served as the second longest running Chief Conductor since its founder, Sir Adrian Boult and the former Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Born in 1944 in Hertfordshire, England, he studied at King’s College, Cambridge, where he was an organ scholar before taking up the baton. His repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary works, and his vast conducting credits span the symphonic, operatic and choral worlds. In addition to the core symphonic and operatic repertoire, he is a great proponent of twentieth-century works by composers such as Janácek, Messiaen, Boulez, Elgar, Tippett and Britten. He has led the BBC Symphony Orchestra in concerts at the BBC Proms and on tour to Hong Kong, Japan, the USA and Europe. He has conducted all the major orchestras of the world, and led productions at opera houses and festivals throughout the world, including The Metropolitan Opera, New York, Teatro alla Scala, Milan and the Bayreuth Festival. Maestro Davis is a prolific recording artist, currently under exclusive contract to Chandos. He received the Charles Heidsieck Music Award of the Royal Philharmonic Society in 1991, was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1992, and in 1999 was appointed Knight Bachelor in the New Year Honours List.

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CHAN 10570
Elgar
Crown of India/ Imperial March/ Coronation March

“… the work contains much fine music. Payne has expertly rebuilt the orchestral parts, lo...

CHAN 10670
Bowen
Symphonies Nos 1 & 2

“… these are highly enjoyable pieces, and well played with good Chandos recording …”

Peter Spaul...

CHAN 10709
Elgar
Cello Concerto/ Introduction and Allegro/ Elegy/ Marches Nos 1 to 5

"Amongst recent traversals of the work, it is the superlative Chandos account...
CHAN 10742
Delius
Piano Concerto/ Paris/ Idylle/ Brigg Fair

“... a tempting programme for Delians ... It’s all beautifully played and recorded.”
CHAN 10796
The Lark Ascending

“… although Tasmin Little, and probably the BBC Philharmonic too, have probably played The Lark Ascending hundr...

CHAN 5083
Elgar
Violin Concerto/ Interlude from Crown of India/ Polonia

“… a superb new recording from Tasmin Little that goes right to the top of the cla...

CHAN 5086
Holst
Orchestral Works, Volume 2

“…In each work, the playing of the BBC Philharmonic is simply outstanding – as is the excellent SACD sound...

CHAN 5088
Delius
Appalachia/ The Song of the High Hills

“...an essential purchase...”

Alan Becker – American Record Guide – Se...