Sir Andrew Davis (conductor, keyboardist, composer, arranger)

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knighted on Dec 30, 1998. see 1999 New Year Honours list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_New_Year_Honours

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Sir Andrew Frank Davis CBE (born 2 February 1944) is a British conductor. He is currently music director and principal conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago, chief conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and conductor laureate of both the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Ashridge, Hertfordshire to Robert J. Davis and his wife Florence Joyce (née Badminton), Davis grew up in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, and in Watford. Davis attended Watford Boys' Grammar School, where he studied classics in his sixth form years. His adolescent musical work included playing the organ at the Palace Theatre, Watford. Davis studied at the Royal Academy of Music and King's College, Cambridge where he was an organ scholar, graduating in 1967. He later studied conducting in Rome with Franco Ferrara.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Symphony No. 10 Shostakovich; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis 4
1979 Baroque Favorites Albinoni, Bach, Cimarosa, Marcello, Vivaldi; Liona Boyd, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 4 1
1981 Rossini, Respighi: La Boutique fantasque / Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suite no. 2, Jeux d'enfants Gioachino Rossini, Ottorino Respighi, Georges Bizet; Toronto Symphony, Andrew Davis 1
1983 Andrew Davis Plays the Organ at Roy Thomson Hall Andrew Davis 1
1983 Symphony no. 2 Jean Sibelius; Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
1986 The Planets, Op. 32 Gustav Holst; Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
1990 Violin Concertos 1 & 2 Shostakovich; Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra 1
1991 Symphony no. 4 / Songs of a Wayfarer Gustav Mahler; Judith Raskin, Frederica von Stade, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, London Philharmonic, Andrew Davis 1
1991 The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge / Four Sea Interludes & Passacaglia from Peter Grimes Britten; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis 2
1991 Symphony no. 1 / Pomp and Circumstance Marches 1, 3 & 4 Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis 1
1991 Symphony no. 6 / The Lark Ascending / Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Vaughan Williams; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis, Tasmin Little 3
1992 BBC Music, Volume 1, Number 3: Carl Nielsen: Symphony no. 2 “The Four Temperaments”, op. 16 / Jean Sibelius: Symphony no. 5 in E flat, op. 82 Nielsen, Sibelius; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis, Matthias Bamert 1
1993 Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 Vaughan Williams; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
1994 A Sea Symphony Vaughan Williams; BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, Sir Andrew Davis 1
1994 Symphony No. 2 "A London Symphony" & No. 8 Vaughan Williams; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
1997 En Saga / The Swan of Tuonela / Finlandia / The Oceanides / Tapiola Sibelius; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis 2
1997 Symphonic Dances / The Isle of The Dead / The Rock Rachmaninov; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis 1
1997 Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 / Overture "In the South" / Pomp & Circumstance Marches 1, 3 & 5 Sir Edward Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
1999 BBC Music, Volume 7, Number 11: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis / Belshazzar's Feast Vaughan Williams, Walton; Willard White, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, Leeds Festival Chorus, Andrew Davis 1
2000 Symphony no. 1 "A Sea Symphony" / Symphony no. 6 Ralph Vaughan Williams; BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2001 Enigma Variations / Cockaigne Overture / Introduction and Allegro / Serenade for Strings in E minor Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 2
2002 The Planets / Egdon Heath Gustav Holst; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2003 Symphony No. 2 / In the South (Alassio) Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2008 BBC Music, Volume 16, Number 11: Symphony no. 5 / Mass in G minor Ralph Vaughan Williams; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, BBC Singers, Andrew Carwood 1
2008 Messiah Handel; Kathleen Battle, Florence Quivar, John Aler, Samuel Ramey, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis 1 2
2009 The Crown of India Sir Edward Elgar; BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2010 Violin Concerto / Interlude from The Crown of India / Polonia Elgar; Tasmin Little, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2011 Orchestral Works, Volume 2: The Planets / Beni Mora / Japanese Suite Holst; Manchester Chamber Choir, BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2011 Appalachia / The Song of the High Hills Delius; BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2011 Symphonies nos. 1 and 2 York Bowen; BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2011 Enigma Variations / Pomp and Circumstance Edward Elgar; Philharmonia Orchestra, Andrew Davis 1
2011 Double Concerto / Violin Concerto / Cello Concerto Frederick Delius; Tasmin Little, Paul Watkins, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2012 Cello Concerto Elgar; Paul Watkins, BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2013 Works for Large Chorus and Orchestra Percy Grainger; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2013 Orchestral Works, Volume 3: First Choral Symphony / The Mystic Trumpeter Gustav Holst; Susan Gritton, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2013 The Lark Ascending Tasmin Little, BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2014 Violin Concerto / Karelia Suite / Finlandia / Valse triste / Andante festivo / Valse lyrique / The Swan of Tuonela Sibelius; Jennifer Pike, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2014 Phantasy / Four Orchestra Pieces / Overture, Elegy, and Rondo Bax; Philip Dukes, BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis 1
2014 The Dream of Gerontius / Sea Pictures Elgar; Sarah Connolly, Stuart Skelton, David Soar, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
The Baroque Album Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Andrew Davis 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Symphonies No. 1 & 5 / Lt. Kijé Suite / Suite from The Love for Three Oranges Prokofiev; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas, London Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis 1
1997 Enigma Variations / Pomp and Circumstance / Cello Concerto / Violin Concerto Sir Edward Elgar; Jacqueline du Pré, Pinchas Zukerman, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, Eugene Ormandy, Sir Andrew Davis 1
1998 The Planets / Simple Symphony Gustav Holst, Benjamin Britten; Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 1
2006 Concertos - Symphonies Chostakovitch; Cristina Ortiz, David Oistrakh, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Truls Mørk, Paavo Berglund, Maxime Chostakovitch, Mariss Jansons, Andrew Davis 1
2007 The Symphonies Vaughan Williams; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1
Fauré: Requiem op. 48 / Duruflé: Requiem op. 9 Gabriel Fauré / Maurice Duruflé; Kiri Te Kanawa, Lucia Popp, Siegmund Nimsgern, The Ambrosian Singers, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Last Night of the Proms (The 100th Season) BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 1

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