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Peter Maxwell Davies

Tom Service pays tribute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies with composers Sally Beamish, Rolf Hind and Alasdair Nicolson. Plus the Behn Quartet premiering Maxwell Davies's last work.

Tom Service plays tribute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, with composers Sally Beamish, Rolf Hind and Alasdair Nicolson. In addition to music from Maxwell Davies's discography, the Behn Quartet give the broadcast premiere of Maxwell Davies's final work, 'Movement for String Quartet', which is believed to have been completed in January this year. Rolf Hind talks about Maxwell Davies's piano music, plays part of his Piano Sonata No.1 and gives the world premiere of his own tribute piece to Maxwell Davies, 'The Dark Hug of Time', which is co-commissioned by sound and the University of Aberdeen.

Elizabeth Arno (producer).

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    String Quartet Movement (2016) Op 338

    Performer: The Behn Quartet.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    The Lady-in-Waithing & To be Sung on Water (8 Songs for a Mad King)

    Performer: The Fires of London. Singer: Julius Eastman. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    The Miracle Scene IX - The Martyrdom of St Magnus

    Performer: Music Theatre Wales. Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Opera Ensemble. Conductor: Michael Rafferty. Director: Michael McCarthy.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Grave (Piano Sonata Op.93)

    Performer: Rolf Hind.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Lento; Allegro (3rd movement of Image, Reflection, Shadow, Op.105)

    Performer: Greg Knowles. Ensemble: The Fires of London.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Yesnaby Ground

    Performer: David Holzman.
    • Centaur.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Part Four: Adagio (Symphony No.10)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Rolf Hind

    The Dark Hug of Time

  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    String Quartet Movement (2016) Op. 338

    Performer: The Behn Quartet.

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