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Composer: Davies, Sir Peter Maxwell (1934-2016)

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Year of birth1934
Year of death2016
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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ViennaCompany of Music: Great, Britten!

Britten, Smolka, MacMillan, Davies
Company of Music; Johannes Hiemetsberger; Elisabeth Plank
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Inside out: Eight Songs for a Mad King in Auckland

Robert Tucker © Jeff McEwan
The vocal part requires a range covering over five octaves, from the lowest bass notes to a high falsetto and Robert Tucker coped amazingly with the score’s lyrical elements and the various shrieking, whispering and clucking noises he was called upon to create.
****1
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Obsession, isolation and terror at the Royal College of Music

Richard Pinkstone (Sandy), James Atkinson (Blazes) and Timothy Edlin (Arthur), different cast © Chris Christodoulou
Two contemporary operas give us darkness and death in riveting, inexorable performances. 
****1
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Fantastic evening of “Scottish Fantasy” with the Hong Kong Phil

Long Yu © Askonas Holt
Scotch snap aplenty in evening of “Scottish Fantasy” with Hong Kong Philharmonic. 
****1
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Scottish Fantasies with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézét-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
We were drenched in all sorts of dreams about Scotland as the Philadelphia Orchetra celebrated the country in their British Isles Festival
****1
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Proms at... Wilton’s: Conference of the Birds

Marcus Farnsworth performs Eight Songs for a Mad King © BBC | Mark Allan
The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group present an ambitious mixture of experimental chamber music and disquieting monodrama. 
***11
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