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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 »

Known For

The Boy Friend Composer
(1971)
The Devils Composer
(1971)
I'm Still Here Soundtrack
(2010)
Forever Young Soundtrack
(1983)

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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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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »


Alternate Names:

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

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He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1981 Queen's Honours List for his services to music. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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