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Peter Maxwell Davies (b9/08/1934)

Universally acknowledged as 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 work list spanning 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 works or witty light orchestral works. Maxwell Davies’ major dramatic works include two full-length ballets, music-theatre works Eight Songs for a Mad King and Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot, and operas including Resurrection, The Lighthouse, The Doctor of Myddfai, Taverner and Kommilitonen! (Young Blood!). His huge output of orchestral work comprises numerous symphonies and concerti, and light orchestral works such as An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise and Mavis in Las Vegas (8.572348). His substantial chamber and instrumental catalogue includes the landmark cycle of ten string quartets, the Naxos Quartets (8.505225), described in the Financial Times as “one of the most impressive musical statements of our time”. Maxwell Davies has held the position of composer/conductor with both the Royal Philharmonic and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras. He has guest-conducted orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus



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