Skip to comments.British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies dies aged 81
Posted on 03/14/2016 12:56:01 PM PDT by EveningStar
Celebrated British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, a former Master of the Queen's Music, has died at the age of 81.
He was known for his modern and avant-garde works, but his most famous piece was a simple, haunting lament for solo piano - Farewell To Stromness.
"He was, right to the end, a pioneer," Stephen Lumsden, Managing Director of music agency Intermusica, said.
The Salford-born musician, who had leukaemia, died at home in Orkney.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
My listening log shows I played ‘Dark Angels’ on February 17th.
It was only mildly interesting, like most music of this sort.
Farewell To Stromness by Peter Maxwell Davies performed by Ezra Williams
“Farewell to Stromness,” Peter Maxwell Davies SD 480p ... Matthew McAllister
Isn’t this the guy from the Kinks?
I love that song Ape Man.
Ray and David Davies in the Kinks.............
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