Sir Colin Davis (1927 – 2013) R.I.P.

Sir Colin Davis, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, has sadly passed away at the age of 85. He was internationally renowned for his interpretations of Berlioz, Sibelius, Britten and Mozart. I particularly treasure the Berlioz recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra, especially his 1969 recording in Westminster Cathedral of the Requiem. Fittingly, the Requiem from the 2012 City of London Festival, recorded with the LSO in St Paul’s Cathedral, was his last Berlioz recording.