Nine great symphonies
On these six CD’s, the distinguished Dresden Staatskapelle, under the baton of conductor Sir Colin Davis, soaks in the music and tradition of this historic performance of all of Beethoven’s 9 symphonies.
Here’s why conductor Davis was so excellent, in his own words:
“The less ego you have, the more influence you have as a conductor. And the result is that you can concentrate on the only things that really matter: the music and the people who are playing it. You are of no account whatever. But if you can help people to feel free to play as well as they can, that’s as good as it gets.”
Here is the 4th movement of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s 9th symphony. Conducted by Sir Colin Davis:
And here is Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, as conducted by Sir Colin Davis: