Obituary: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

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Obituary: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Post by lennygoran » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:27 am

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-20683877

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I've been called a prostitute. Fine. In that case, so was Mozart
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Re: Obituary: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Post by Lance » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:50 pm

I heard the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra perform Davies' "An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise" with Runnicles conducting - and fell in love with the piece the first time I heard it in Atlanta. Naturally, I had to get a couple of recordings, Runnicles and the ASO on Telarc and two with Davies himself conducting. One of my favourite 20th century pieces! May Davies R.I.P.
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Re: Obituary: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Post by lennygoran » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:03 am

Lance wrote:I heard the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra perform Davies' "An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise" with Runnicles conducting - and fell in love with the piece the first time I heard it in Atlanta.
I don't think I've ever heard any of his music-don't even know where to begin with him? I see that work is out there on youtube! Regards, Len


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Re: Obituary: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Post by John F » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:09 am

Did you skip "Kommilitonen!" at Juilliard a few years ago? That was his last opera.
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Re: Obituary: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Post by lennygoran » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:33 am

John F wrote:Did you skip "Kommilitonen!" at Juilliard a few years ago? That was his last opera.
How embarrassing for me-I did see it and enjoyed it-forgot it was by him. Regards, Len :oops:


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Re: Obituary: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Post by John F » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:17 am

It's not typical of his best-known works, "Eight Songs for a Mad King" and "The Lighthouse" and some others. These are remarkable short pieces worth hearing if you can.
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Re: Obituary: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Post by lennygoran » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:21 pm

John F wrote:It's not typical of his best-known works, "Eight Songs for a Mad King" and "The Lighthouse" and some others. These are remarkable short pieces worth hearing if you can.
Thanks, I will try to get to them. Regards, Len

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Re: Obituary: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Post by stenka razin » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:56 pm

Len, If you have to start somewhere after 'An Orkney Wedding With Sunrise', try the fascinating, but challenging 7th Symphony. The orchestration is terrific and the invention is superb. Happy listening my friend.



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Re: Obituary: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Post by lennygoran » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:41 am

stenka razin wrote:Len, If you have to start somewhere after 'An Orkney Wedding With Sunrise', try the fascinating, but challenging 7th Symphony. The orchestration is terrific and the invention is superb. Happy listening my friend.

Mel thanks-I'll try that out today! Regards, Len

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