The musical legacy of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

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Media captionSir Peter Maxwell Davies was one of the UK's foremost composers

British composer, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, has died at his home in Orkney at the age of 81. He had been suffering from leukaemia.

He was known for his modern and avant-garde works, but his most famous piece was a simple, haunting lament for solo piano - Farewell To Stromness.

Here is a look back at his life.