14. March 2016 · Comments Off on Peter Maxwell Davies 1934-2016 · Categories: Losses

Celebrated British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, a former Master of the Queen’s Music, has died at the age of 81.
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.
“He was, right to the end, a pioneer,” Stephen Lumsden, Managing Director of music agency Intermusica, said.
The Salford-born musician, who had leukaemia, died at home in Orkney.


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