Record ID:
36172558 (Libraries Australia Authorities)
Authority type:
  • Name.
Description conventions:
  • rda
LC number:
  • n 80040337
  • 1934-09-08
  • Salford (Greater Manchester, England)
  • 2016-03-14
  • Orkney (Scotland)
Fields of activity:
  • Art music
  • Composers
Used for:
  • Davies, Maxwell, 1934-2016
  • Maxwell Davies, Peter, 1934-2016
  • Davies, Max, 1934-2016
See also:
  • His Five pieces for piano, op. 2, c1958.
  • Musical America, Sept. 1983 p. 6, etc. (Peter Maxwell Davies; nickname: Max; publishers prefer to use the form "Maxwell Davies" as if it were a compound surname)
  • New Grove (Davies, Peter Maxwell; b. 9-8-34, Manchester; English composer)
  • BBC News, via WWW, article dated 14 March 2016, viewed 14 March 2016 (Sir Peter Maxwell Davies; has died, aged 81; "the wild child of contemporary music"; appointed Master of the Queen's Music, 2004-1014; "Maxwell Davies, later known simply as Max, was born in Salford on 8 Sep 1934"; first composition broadcast by the BBC when he was 12; studied at Royal Manchester College of Music and Manchester University; between 1959 and 1962 was head of music at Cirencester Grammar School; lived in Orkney; had a long-term relationship with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Royal Philhamronic as composer and conductor; knighted in 1986)
  • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, via WWW, 14 March 2016 (born in Salford, Lancashire on 8 September 1934; attended Royal Manchester College of Music (now Royal Northern College of Music) where he was part of the so-called Manchester School with contemporaries Harrison Birtwistle, John Ogdon, Elgar Howarth, Richard Hall and Alexander Goehr; later studied at Princeton with Roger Sessions and Milton Babbitt; moved to Orkney Islands in 1971, where he lived the rest of his life; held the post of Master of the Queen's Music from 2004-2014; knighted in 1987 and made a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in the New Year 2014 Honours List; in February 2016 he was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal; Max (to all who knew him) passed away of leukaemia on 14 March 2016 at his home in Orkney)
Local system number:
  • (AuCNL)354572
  • 000001179195
  • abv02384183
Cataloguing source:
  • DLC eng rda DLC PPi-MA OCoLC CSt-Mus DLC UPB DLC
Authentication code:
  • kin