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us: Davies, Peter Maxwell, 1934-2016

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    • us: Davies, Maxwell, 1934-2016
    • us: Maxwell Davies, Peter, 1934-2016
    • us: Davies, Max, 1934-2016
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1934-09-08
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2016-03-14
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Salford (Greater Manchester, England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Orkney (Scotland)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Royal Manchester College of Music
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Scottish Chamber Orchestra
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Order of the Companions of Honour
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcgft) Art music
      • Occupation

          (lcdgt) Composers
      • Additonal Related Forms

        • us: Order of the Companions of Honour
      • Sources

        • found: His Five pieces for piano, op. 2, c1958.
        • found: Musical America, Sept. 1983: p. 6, etc. (Peter Maxwell Davies; nickname: Max; publishers prefer to use the form "Maxwell Davies" as if it were a compound surname)
        • found: New Grove (Davies, Peter Maxwell; b. 9-8-34, Manchester; English composer)
        • found: BBC News, via WWW, article dated 14 March 2016, viewed 14 March 2016 (Sir Peter Maxwell Davies; has died, aged 81; "the wild child of contemporary music"; appointed Master of the Queen's Music, 2004-1014; "Maxwell Davies, later known simply as Max, was born in Salford on 8 Sep 1934"; first composition broadcast by the BBC when he was 12; studied at Royal Manchester College of Music and Manchester University; between 1959 and 1962 was head of music at Cirencester Grammar School; lived in Orkney; had a long-term relationship with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Royal Philhamronic as composer and conductor; knighted in 1986)
        • found: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, via WWW, 14 March 2016 (born in Salford, Lancashire on 8 September 1934; attended Royal Manchester College of Music (now Royal Northern College of Music) where he was part of the so-called Manchester School with contemporaries Harrison Birtwistle, John Ogdon, Elgar Howarth, Richard Hall and Alexander Goehr; later studied at Princeton with Roger Sessions and Milton Babbitt; moved to Orkney Islands in 1971, where he lived the rest of his life; held the post of Master of the Queen's Music from 2004-2014; knighted in 1987 and made a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in the New Year 2014 Honours List; in February 2016 he was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal; Max (to all who knew him) passed away of leukaemia on 14 March 2016 at his home in Orkney)
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