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Davis studied the clarinet at the Royal College of Music in London, where he was barred from taking conducting lessons owing to his lack of ability at the piano. Nonetheless, he formed and often served as conductor of the Kalmar Orchestra with fellow students.

In 1952, Davis worked at the Royal Festival Hall, and in the late 1950s conducted the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He first found wide acclaim when he stood in for an ill Otto Klemperer in a… read more

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  • Avatar for MusicMagic77
    R.I.P. Sir…
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    Hi, there's a new [group]Conductors[/group] group on Last.fm! ZZee ya there, Hans-Jürgen

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