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Peter Maxwell Davies

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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 2012 Miss Donnithorne's Maggot (Short)
 1971 Omnibus; Russell's Progress (TV Movie documentary)
 1971 The Devils
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 1974 2nd House (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 March 1974 (1974) ... (musical director: The Fires of London)
 1971 The Boy Friend (music arranger) / (musical director)
 1971 The Devils (conductor)
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 2011 The Royal Wedding (TV Movie) ("Veni Creator Spiritus", "Farewell to Stromness")
 1986 Forever Young (music: "Farewell to Stromness" - as Peter Maxwell-Davies)
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 2012 Miss Donnithorne's Maggot (Short) (opera)
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 2011 BBC Proms (TV Series)
- Last Night of the Proms (2011) ... Himself
 2011 In Confidence (TV Series documentary)
- Peter Maxwell Davies (2011) ... Himself
 2009 BBC Proms (TV Series)
- Prom 29: Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony (2009) ... Himself (as Sir Peter Maxwell Davies)
 2005 The Culture Show (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #3.1 (2005) ... Himself
 2002 Hell on Earth (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Interviewee
- John Ogdon (1989) ... Himself - Interviewee
 1971 Director of Devils (Documentary short)
 1971 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
- Russell's Progress (1971) ... Himself
 1971 Omnibus; Russell's Progress (TV Movie documentary)

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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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