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Performer: Sir Andrew Davis

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LondonSir Andrew Davis Conducts Beethoven's Symphony No.9

Sir Andrew Davis Conducts Beethoven's Symphony No.9
Beethoven, Mahler
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Elizabeth Watts; Claudia Huckle; Andrew Staples; Matthew Brook
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A fine Music Makers in a watery themed Prom

Sir Andrew Davis © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Warmly affectionate Vaughan Williams contrasting with angular and psychologically charged Wood, followed by an emotional performance of Elgar's The Music Makers.
****1
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Götterdämmerung: a truly fabulous end to the EIF Ring

Christine Goerke © Ryan Buchanan
The EIF’s cycle comes to a fabulous end with RSNO and Andrew Davis leading a luxury cast, Christine Goerke’s emotionally powerful Brünnhilde a highlight. 
****1
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Songs without words from Davis and the BBCSO

Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and its conductor laureate Sir Andrew Davis brought three seemingly disparate orchestral works, united by their songfulness and ravishing sounds, vividly to life.

****1
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To sleep perchance to dream? Sir Andrew Davis leads the BSO

John Harbison following the performance of his Second Symphony © Hilary Scott
John Harbison's Second Symphony takes the listener from Dawn to Darkness, while Vaughan Williams' Fifth offers “the similitude of a dream” in Boston. 
****1
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Sir Andrew Davis leads Elgar’s Gerontius in Melbourne

Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
The double choir triumphs in the MSO’s massive, mostly successful attack on an English choral masterpiece all too rarely performed in Australia.
***11
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