Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

One of the foremost composers of our time, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has made a significant contribution to musical history through his wide-ranging and prolific output. He lives in the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland, where he writes most of his music. In a worklist that spans more than five decades, he has written across a broad range of styles, yet his music always communicates directly and powerfully, whether in his profoundly argued symphonic works, his music-theatre or witty light orchestral works.
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Latest News
22 Jul 2014
Maxwell Davies receives his Companion of Honour & relinquishes post as Master of the Queen’s Music
Featured work
Symphony No. 10: Alla ricerca di Borromini

Opus number: 327

Completion date: 2013

Duration: c. 45mins

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Featured release

The Boyfriend Suite / The Devils Suite / Seven In Nomine / The Yellow Cake Revue



Naxos Quartet No. 6 - North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

25 August 2014

Wykeham, UK

BBC Proms, Saturday Matinee - Maxwell Davies Portrait

30 August 2014

London, UK

BBC Proms: Maxwell Davies Birthday Concert

8 September 2014

London, UK