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

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Year of birth1934
Year of death2016
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodContemporary
February 2018
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Hong KongScottish Fantasy

Davies, Bruch, Mendelssohn
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Long Yu

CambridgeKCMS: Pierrot Lunaire & Eight Songs for a Mad King

Davies, Berio, Ballance
King's College Symphony Orchestra; Joshua Ballance; Joseph Zubier; Barney Wolstenholme

NottinghamUniversity of Nottingham Philharmonia

Davies, Kodály, Beethoven
University of Nottingham Philharmonia; Jonathan Tilbrook
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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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A bracing density of musical incident

Helen Grime © Amy Barton
Oliver Knussen and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group excel in a cunningly linked group of works from the old (mid 1980s) to the brand new.
*****
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Playing a long game: Andris Nelsons' Birmingham Bruckner

Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
The CBSO's former music director returns to his old stomping ground for a programme that mixed a Romantic staple with an austere 20th-century work.  
****1
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Psappha and The Hebrides Ensembles celebrate 25 years

Psappha and The Hebrides Ensembles celebrate 25 years of music-making with a new commission, a tribute to Maxwell Davies and Schoenberg’s soulful  Verklärte Nacht.
****1
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