Colin Davis

1927 - 2013

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Sir Colin Rex Davis (25 September 1927 – 14 April 2013) was an English conductor, 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. Davis studied as a clarinettist, but was intent on becoming a conductor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colin Davis has received more than 184,477 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Colin Davis is the 34th most popular conductor (down from 32nd in 2019), the 1,586th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,524th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Conductor.

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Among conductors, Colin Davis ranks 34 out of 97Before him are Hans Knappertsbusch, Eugen Jochum, Charles Dutoit, John Eliot Gardiner, Simon Rattle, and James Levine. After him are Fritz Reiner, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Antal Doráti, Charles Munch, John Barbirolli, and Pierre Monteux.

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Among people born in 1927, Colin Davis ranks 121Before him are Hans Schäfer, Coretta Scott King, Sabah, Paul Badura-Skoda, William Labov, and Jorge Batlle. After him are Gordon Cooper, Zbigniew Cybulski, Eldar Ryazanov, Óscar Míguez, Raymond Chow, and Oleg Yefremov. Among people deceased in 2013, Colin Davis ranks 122Before him are Marta Eggerth, Luis Cubilla, Esther Williams, Hilary Koprowski, Alvin Lee, and Mitja Ribičič. After him are Bernadette Lafont, Ronnie Biggs, Marie-Claire Alain, Álvaro Mutis, Sergiu Nicolaescu, and Ali Kafi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Colin Davis ranks 1,586 out of 6,924Before him are Owain Glyndŵr (1359), Rick Astley (1966), Orlando Gibbons (1583), Alan Walker (1997), Bertram Ramsay (1883), and John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834). After him are William Foulke (1874), Edward Colston (1636), William Hamilton (1730), Beorhtric of Wessex (800), Tom Courtenay (1937), and Rupert Grint (1988).

Among CONDUCTORS In United Kingdom

Among conductors born in United Kingdom, Colin Davis ranks 4Before him are Leopold Stokowski (1882), John Eliot Gardiner (1943), and Simon Rattle (1955). After him are John Barbirolli (1899), Thomas Beecham (1879), Jeffrey Tate (1943), Henry Wood (1869), Adrian Boult (1889), Malcolm Sargent (1895), Raymond Leppard (1927), and Antonio Pappano (1959).