180-gram vinyl cut from the original analogue EMI master tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
Sir Colin Davis conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for this audiophile recording of Overtures by Rossini. This is one of Sir Colin Davis's early recordings before he signed to Philips, made when he was establishing his name as a conductor and was Musical Director at Sadler's Wells Opera Company in London, having come to their notice by conducting successful performances of Don Giovanni at the Royal Festival Hall standing in for Klemperer when Klemperer fell ill and The Magic Flute at Glyndebourne standing in for Beecham when he was taken ill.
Davis went on to be chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1967 and in 1971 succeeded Sir Georg Solti as Music Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He has since held posts with many international orchestras, including a 10-year stint as chief conductor of the LSO in 1995. His repertoire is broad but he particularly associated with the music of Berlioz, Mozart and Sibelius.
Recorded on April 22, June 18 and October 23, 1961, at No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London. Produced by the legendary Peter Andry and engineered by Edward Huntley.
1. Guillaume Tell - Overture
2. La Gazza ladra – The Thieving Magpie - Overture
3. Semiramide - Overture
4. Il Signor Bruschino - Overture
5. L'Italiana in Algeri - The Italian Girl in Algiers - Overture