Peter Maxwell Davies

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BBCSO/Chauhan review – mercurial and devil-may-care visions of Scotland
Alpesh Chauhan balanced energy with elegance in Mendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ Symphony and found exuberance and emotion in works by Maxwell Davies and Beamish

Tim Ashley

26, Apr, 2021 @1:23 PM

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The week in classical: Festival of New; Shadwell Opera: Eight Songs for a Mad King; Proms – review
There was excitement – and incense – in the air at a boundary-breaking festival in Suffolk

Fiona Maddocks

14, Sep, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Maxwell Davies: The Last Island: Chamber music CD review – touching late works
Hebrides Ensemble
(Delphian)

Nicholas Kenyon

27, Aug, 2017 @6:20 AM

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Nash Ensemble/Brabbins review – Davies, Matthews and Holt take the modern temperature
Two new works and a London premiere, alongside revisits to three other pieces, rode the spectrum from elegant and concise to dark and ruminative

Andrew Clements

22, Mar, 2017 @12:05 PM

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Peter Maxwell Davies: Chamber music CD review – austere, resolute and personal

Kate Molleson

19, Jan, 2017 @3:30 PM

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Fiona Maddocks: best classical music of 2016
Gražinytė-Tyla was the name of the year, Chineke! took off, Levit and Trifonov blazed a trail and ENO delivered opera of the highest standards

Fiona Maddocks

04, Dec, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise CD review – a worthy portrait
Sean Shibe (guitar), Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Gernon
(Linn)

Nicholas Kenyon

04, Sep, 2016 @7:05 AM

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Sally Beamish: how the theft of my viola turned me into a composer
Losing one voice helped Sally Beamish find another. Two decades later she has come full circle. She tells how her daughter, her mentor Peter Maxwell Davies – and a blackbird – have inspired her new work, and her own return to playing

Sally Beamish

25, Aug, 2016 @12:30 PM

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Kommilitonen! review – WNO's youth wave flag boldly for Peter Maxwell Davies
WNO Youth Opera bring the heat of protest to every inch of the hall in a vivid, stirring tribute to the late composer

Rian Evans

31, Jul, 2016 @1:42 PM

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The Hogboon; Max: A Celebration; Das Rheingold, Die Walküre – review
A cast of hundreds raised the roof at the premiere of the late Peter Maxwell Davies’s folklore-inspired The Hogboon

Fiona Maddocks

03, Jul, 2016 @7:30 AM

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The Hogboon review – lively launch for Maxwell Davies' uneven folk opera
Professional and amateur performers join Simon Rattle and the LSO for opera premiere

George Hall

27, Jun, 2016 @11:26 AM

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Simon Rattle on Peter Maxwell Davies: 'He was a hero to me'
The conductor pays tribute to the composer who died earlier this week, and reveals the surprising extent of his influence on the teenage Simon

Simon Rattle

17, Mar, 2016 @1:55 PM

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