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Peter Davies

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  1. Prom 70: Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Gernon review 80th birthday gifts for Peter Maxwell Davies

    Royal Albert Hall, LondonThe orchestra gave its former conductor a snazzy waistcoat and a Prom devoted to his beautiful Scottish pieces Continue reading... FULL ARTICLE AT The Guardian

  2. Proms matinee 3: London Sinfonietta/ Edwards review visceral and dazzling

    Cadogan Hall, LondonA programme marking the 80th birthday of Peter Maxwell Davies captured the composer's trademark fluency and invention Continue reading... FULL ARTICLE AT The Guardian

  1. Why does the BBC assume its audience won't like new music?

    The BBCs omission of a three-minute Birtwistle piece from a televised prom broadcast points to a lack of belief in new music and in audiences, says Susanna Eastburn Tonight, BBC ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Observer

  2. Gardner died after falling 20ft onto spikes while pruning trees

    Peter Davies, 67, was told by a neighbour to 'be careful' moments before the tragic accident in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales FULL ARTICLE AT Mirror.co.uk

  3. Gardener pruning his tree is killed by falling 20ft onto spiked railings after neighbour warned him to be careful

    Peter Davies, 67, plunged 20ft onto the silver decorative spikes while chopping branches off a fir tree in the back garden of his home in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales (inset). FULL ARTICLE AT The Daily Mail

  1. Man impaled on spike while gardening dies

    Police confirm death of Peter Davies from south Wales who fell on to decorative spike from fir tree at his homeA man who became impaled on a spike while ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Observer

  2. Peter Maxwell Davies at 80: The music knows things that I dont

    Last year Peter Maxwell Davies was given six weeks to live. Despite absolutely revolting chemotherapy and a blood clot that almost killed him, he went on to complete his 10th ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Observer

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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, CBE (born 8 September 1934) is an English composer and conductor and is currently Master of the Queen's Music. Davies was born in Salford, Lancashire, the son of Thomas and Hilda Davies. He took piano lessons and composed from an early age. After education at Leigh Boys Grammar School, Davies studied at the University of Manchester and at the Royal Manchester College of... Full Article At Wikipedia.org

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