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Peter Maxwell Davies

*1934 GB
Composer / Conductor of Classical

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies CH CBE (born 8 September 1934, Salford, Lancashire, England – died 14 March 2016, Hoy, Orkney Islands) was an English composer and conductor. In 2004 he was made Master of the Queen's Music.

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  • Electronic
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The Yellow Cake Review, Farewell to Stromness (Excerpt) on LAGQ by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
The Yellow Cake Revue: Farewell to Stromness on Peter Maxwell Davies: Suite from "The Boyfriend", Suite from "The Devils" & Other Works by Peter Maxwell Davies, Aquarius & Nicholas Cleobury
Farewell to Stromness (Arr. for Orchestra) on Music for A Royal Celebration by Philharmonia Orchestra & Christopher Warren-Green
Litany for a Ruined Chapel between Sheep and Shore: I. on Peter Maxwell Davies: Litany for a Ruined Chapel Between Sheep and Shore by Peter Maxwell Davies, Lucy Humphris & Harry Rylance
Farewell to Stromness (Arr. Knigge for Recorder and Ensemble) on Origins by Lucie Horsch, Astor Piazzolla, Béla Bartók, Charlie Parker, Claude Debussy & Igor Stravinsky
Farewell To Stromness on Chilled Piano Vol.4 by Music Lab Collective
Farewell to Stromness (arr. T. Walker) on British Guitar Music by Graham Anthony Devine
Farewell to Stromness on Smart, A.: Peripheral Visions by Alison Smart
Maxwell Davies / Arr Balsom & Poster: Farewell to Stromness on Légende by Alison Balsom
An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise on Davies: An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise by Peter Maxwell Davies, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ben Gernon & Sean Shibe

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Title Artist Year Type
The Argo Organ Recordings: 20th Century Organ MusicSimon Preston, Paul Hindemith, Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir Edward Elgar, Kenneth Leighton, Frank Bridge, Herbert Howells, Sir Michael Tippett, Benjamin Britten2017Compil.
An Orkney Wedding, With SunrisePeter Maxwell Davies, Scottish Chamber Orchestra2016Album
Music For BrassPeter Maxwell Davies2015Album
Symphony No.1Peter Maxwell Davies2015Album
Caroline Mathilde: Ballet Suites; Chat Moss; Ojai Festival OverturePeter Maxwell Davies / BBC Philharmonic2015Album
Great BritainBenjamin Britten / Jonathan Harvey / James MacMillan / John Tavener / Peter Maxwell Davies - SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart2015Album
Symphony No. 10Peter Maxwell Davies, Andrzej Panufnik - Antonio Pappano, Markus Butter, Simon Halsey, London Symphony Chorus, The London Symphony Orchestra2015Album
Strathclyde Concertos Nos. 9 and 10, CarolisimaPeter Maxwell Davies / David Nicholson, Elisabeth Dooner, Maurice Checker, Josef Pacewicz, Ruth Ellis, Alison Green, Scottish Chamber Orchestra2014Album
The LighthousePeter Maxwell Davies : Neil Mackie, Christopher Keyte, Ian Comboy2014Album
Macmillan; Maxwell Davies; BeamishJames MacMillan, Peter Maxwell Davies, Sally Beamish, Gould Piano Trio2014Album
The British Music CollectionSir Edward Elgar • Benjamin Britten • Frederick Delius • Sir William Walton • Ralph Vaughan Williams • Peter Maxwell Davies • Richard Arnell • Lord Berners2013Album
Strathclyde Concerto No.2 / Cello Sonata 'Sequencia Serpentigena'Peter Maxwell Davies, Vittorio Ceccanti, Bruno Canino, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Della RAI2013Album
Trumpet Concerto / Piccolo Concerto / Five Klee PicturesPeter Maxwell Davies, Stewart McIlwham, John Wallace, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra2013Compil.
Piano Concerto / Worldes BlisPeter Maxwell Davies, Kathryn Stott, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2013Compil.
Symphony No. 6Peter Maxwell Davies, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra2012Album
Maxwell Davies: Symphony No. 1 • Mavis in Las VegasPeter Maxwell Davies2012Album
Symphony No. 3 / Cross Lane FairPeter Maxwell Davies2012Album
Naxos Quartets Nos. 9 And 10Peter Maxwell Davies, The Maggini Quartet2008Album
BritanniaSir Edward Elgar, Peter Maxwell Davies, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Benjamin Britten, James MacMillan, Donald Runnicles, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra2007Album
Naxos Quartets Nos. 7 And 8Peter Maxwell Davies, The Maggini Quartet2007Album
A Portrait: His Works・His Life・His WordsPeter Maxwell Davies2006Album
Naxos Quartets Nos. 5 And 6Peter Maxwell Davies, The Maggini Quartet2006Album
Sacred Choral WorksPeter Maxwell Davies, St. Mary's Cathedral Choir, Matthew Owens2006Album
Beethoven + Maxwell DaviesGrieg Trio + Peter Maxwell Davies2006Album
Naxos Quartets Nos. 3 And 4Peter Maxwell Davies, The Maggini Quartet2005Album
Naxos Quartets Nos. 1 And 2Peter Maxwell Davies, The Maggini Quartet2004Album
chamber works (1952 to 1987)Peter Maxwell Davies2003Album
Symphony No. 1, Points and Dances from TavenerPeter Maxwell Davies, Sir Simon Rattle2003Compil.
Mavis In Las VegasPeter Maxwell Davies1998Album
Piano Concerto / Piccolo Concerto / Maxwell's Reel, With Northern LightsPeter Maxwell Davies - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Kathryn Stott • Stewart McIlwham1998Album
Job: An OratorioPeter Maxwell Davies, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Vancouver Bach Choir1997Album
The Beltane Fire / Caroline Mathilde (Concert Suite From Act II Of The Ballet)Peter Maxwell Davies / BBC Philharmonic1996Album
Symphony No. 6; Time and the RavenPeter Maxwell Davies, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1996Album
Westerlings / One Star, At Last / House Of Winter / Sea Runes / Apple-Basket: Apple-Blossom / A Hoy Calendar / Corpus Christi, With Cat And Mouse / Lullaby For LucyPeter Maxwell Davies / BBC Singers, Simon Joly1995Album
ResurrectionPeter Maxwell Davies1995Album
Violin ConcertosIsaac Stern, Samuel Barber, Peter Maxwell Davies1995Compil.
Maximum Max: The Music Of Peter Maxwell DaviesPeter Maxwell Davies1994Compil.
Symphony No. 2Peter Maxwell Davies1994Album
Strathclyde Concertos Nos. 5 and 6Peter Maxwell Davies / James Clark, Cathy Marwood, David Nicholson, Scottish Chamber Orchestra1994Album
Strathclyde Concertos, Concerto No. 7 for Double Bass & Orchestra, Concerto No. 8 for Bassoon and Orchestra, A Spell for Green Corn: The MacDonald DancesPeter Maxwell Davies / Duncan McTier, Ursula Leveaux, Scottish Chamber Orchestra1994Album
Symphony No.3Peter Maxwell Davies1994Album
Worldes Blis - The Turn Of The Tide - Sir Charles His PavanPeter Maxwell Davies1993Album
Music For A Dancer • Lied Anrede Hymnus Strophe / Sonata No. 1 / Farewell To Stromness • Yesnaby Ground • Piano Sonata No. 1Stefan Wolpe / Raoul Pleskow / Peter Maxwell Davies - David Holzman1993Album
The Contemporary TrumpetGraham Ashton, John Lenehan, Gregory Knowles / Michael Nyman, Hans Werner Henze, George Fenton, Luciano Berio, André Jolivet, Peter Maxwell Davies1993Album
Strathclyde Concertos No. 3 & No. 4Peter Maxwell Davies, Scottish Chamber Orchestra1992Album
Solstice Of LightPeter Maxwell Davies - Neil Mackie, Christopher Hughes, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury1992Album
The Music Of Peter Maxwell DaviesPeter Maxwell Davies1992Compil.
TriviumArvo Pärt, Peter Maxwell Davies, Philip Glass – Christopher Bowers-Broadbent1992Album
Trumpet Concerto / Symphony No.4Peter Maxwell Davies, John Wallace, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra1991Album
Endless Parade (Trumpet Concertos)Harrison Birtwistle • Michael Blake Watkins • Peter Maxwell Davies - Håkan Hardenberger1991Album
The Devils - The Boyfriend - Seven In NominePeter Maxwell Davies - Aquarius, Nicholas Cleobury1990Album
Ave Maris Stella/Image, Reflection, Shadow • Runes From A Holy IslandPeter Maxwell Davies, Fires Of London1990Compil.
Jolivet/DaviesPer Dybro Sørensen, André Jolivet / Peter Maxwell Davies1990Album
The Martyrdom Of St. Magnus - A Chamber Opera In Nine ScenesPeter Maxwell Davies1990Album
A Celebration Of ScotlandPeter Maxwell Davies, The Choir Of St. Mary's Music School, Scottish Chamber Orchestra1988Album
Violin Concertos • SternIsaac Stern -- Henri Dutilleux • Peter Maxwell Davies - Orchestre National De France / Lorin Maazel • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / André Previn1987Album
Miss Donnithorne's Maggot / Eight Songs For A Mad KingPeter Maxwell Davies1987Album
Sinfonia Concertante / SinfoniaPeter Maxwell Davies, Scottish Chamber Orchestra1986Album
Symphony No. 3Peter Maxwell Davies - BBC Philharmonic, Edward Downes1985Album
In Nativitate Domini / Plainsong And Motets For The Feast Of Christ's NativityThe Choir Of Clare College, Timothy Brown, William Byrd, Tomás Luis De Victoria, Peter Maxwell Davies1985Album
Into The Labyrinth / Sinfonietta AccademicaPeter Maxwell Davies1985Album
Image, Reflection, Shadow • The Bairns Of Brugh • Runes From A Holy IslandPeter Maxwell Davies, Fires Of London1984Album
Piano Sonata / Capriccio / NonomiȳaPeter Maxwell Davies / Alexander Goehr - Stephen Pruslin1983Album
Music By British ComposersPeter Maxwell Davies / John Buller1982Album
Renaissance & Baroque RealisationsPeter Maxwell Davies, Fires Of London1981Album
Ave Maris Stella / Tenebrae Super GesualdoPeter Maxwell Davies, Fires Of London1981Album
St. Thomas Wake / Symphony No. 5Peter Maxwell Davies, George Antheil, The Louisville Orchestra1980Album
SymphonyPeter Maxwell Davies - Philharmonia Orchestra · Sir Simon Rattle1979Album
SalomePeter Maxwell Davies1978Album
Dark Angels / Songs Of RemembrancePeter Maxwell Davies / Richard Wernick1977Album
Hymn To St. Magnus / Psalm 124 / Renaissance Scottish DancesPeter Maxwell Davies - Fires Of London1976Album
Music For Winds, Brass And PercussionThe Louisville Orchestra, Ernst Krenek, Peter Maxwell Davies1975Album
Eight Songs For A Mad KingPeter Maxwell Davies, John d'Armand, University Of Massachusetts Group For New Music, Charles Fussell1974Album
Points And Dances From 'Taverner' / Second Fantasia On John Taverner's 'In Nomine'Peter Maxwell Davies1973Album
Prison Song / Turris Campanarum Sonantium / SeasonsStomu Yamash'ta - Hans Werner Henze / Peter Maxwell Davies / Toru Takemitsu1972Album
The New TrumpetPeter Maxwell Davies / Lucia Dlugoszewski / William Hellermann - Gerard Schwarz, Ursula Oppens1972Album
Missa Super L'Homme Armé • From Stone To Thorn • Hymnos • AntechristPeter Maxwell Davies, Vanessa Redgrave, Mary Thomas, Alan Hacker, Stephen Pruslin, Fires Of London1972Album
The Boyfriend (Original Soundtrack)Peter Maxwell Davies And The Boy Friend Band Starring Twiggy1971Album
Eight Songs For A Mad KingPeter Maxwell Davies, Fires Of London1971Album
Vesalii IconesPeter Maxwell Davies, Fires Of London1970Album
New Music From LondonPeter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, David Bedford, Richard Orton1970Album
Collages (Symphony No. 3), Revelation And FallRoberto Gerhard, Peter Maxwell Davies1968Album
Four British ComposersPeter Maxwell Davies, Alexander Goehr, Richard Rodney Bennett, Malcolm Williamson1965Album
O Magnum MysteriumPeter Maxwell Davies1963Album
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