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Peter Maxwell Davies (1934–2016)

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is one of the leading composers of his generation. After early study at Manchester University, he pursued additional compositional study with Goffredo Petrassi in Rome and as a Harkness Fellow at Princeton University under Roger Sessions and Earl Kim. He has written hundreds of works in nearly every form which have and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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The Boy Friend
The Boy Friend Composer
The Devils
The Devils Composer
I'm Still Here
I'm Still Here Soundtrack
C'è musica & musica


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 2012 Miss Donnithorne's Maggot (Short)
 1971 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1971 The Devils
 1970 Review (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

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Personal Quote:

On director Ken Russell: "People say he's got bad taste. Well, thank God for that!"


He was awarded the C.H. (Member of the Order of the Companion of Honour) in the 2014 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to music. He is a composer and conductor in London, England. See more »

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