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Concert Reviews

short description BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion – New from the North – John Storgårds conducts the final concert including Per Nørgård’s Eighth Symphony and Magnus Lindberg's Era
short description Orchestra of the Capella/Matthew Taylor in Saint Petersburg – William Alwyn & David Matthews – Efi Christodoulou plays Taylor world premiere [British Music Festival]
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra/Long Yu with Li-Wei Qin – Cockaigne, Reflet d’un temps disparu, The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured, Haydn’s London Symphony
short description Queen’s Medal for Music Gala Concert – LSO/Robin Ticciati – Enigma Variations – Maxim Vengerov plays Tchaikovsky
short description An Orkney Symphony – The Magnetic North at Purcell Room
short description The Lighthouse [English Touring Opera at Linbury Studio Theatre]
short description Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Vasily Petrenko – Ninth Symphonies by Peter Maxwell Davies & Beethoven
short description Graham Fitkin & London Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall – Track to Track
short description Nash Inventions at Wigmore Hall
short description Lahti Symphony Orchestra/Okko Kamu with Elina Vähälä at Cadogan Hall – Sibelius

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Proms at ... Wilton’s Music Hall – songbirdsongs ... Molly's Song 3 ... Eight Songs for a Mad King
short description Prom 4: Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim – Elgar Symphony 2 – UK premiere of Harrison Birtwistle’s Deep Time
short description Proms Chamber Music 7: Armida Quartett, Lise Berthaud, David Saudubray – Schubert D703, Sally Beamish, Mozart K515
short description Prom 56: CBeebies I
short description Prom 33: BBC Philharmonic/Juanjo Mena – Mark Simpson’s Israfel, Max's Sir Charles his Pavan & Elgar 1 – Johannes Moser plays Dutilleux’s Tout un monde lointain
short description Prom 45: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Dutoit – Debussy’s Petite Suite & Shostakovich 15 – Elisabeth Leonskaja plays Mozart K482
short description Prom 70: Peter Maxwell Davies at 80 – Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Ben Gernon with Dimitri Ashkenazy & Robert Jordan – Ebb of Winter, Strathclyde Concerto 4, An Orkney Wedding
short description PSM4: Harrison Birtwistle – Verses for Ensembles, Dinah and Nick’s Love Song, Meridian – Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Oliver Knussen with Hilary Summers and Exaudi
short description PSM3: Peter Maxwell Davies – Linguae ignis, Revelation and Fall, A Mirror of Whitening Light – London Sinfonietta/Sian Edwards with Tim Gill and Rebecca Bottone
short description Prom 38: BBC Philharmonic/John Storgårds with Leonard Elschenbroich – Finlandia, Max 5, Frank Bridge’s Oration, Sibelius 2; Peter Maxwell Davies Composer Portrait

CD Reviews

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Features & Interviews

short description Max – A Celebration
short description David Bowie (1947-2016) – forever crossing-over to the other side
short description Edward Greenfield’s Portrait Gallery [book review]
short description Feature Report – XI Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival & Competition [15-23 March 2013]
short description Interview with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies – Kommilitonen! – Royal Academy of Music [18-25 March 2011]
short description Interview with Thomas Hyde [Premiere of his String Quartet – Kings Place, London, on 28 February 2010]
short description Feature Review – Total Immersion: Hans Werner Henze [BBC Symphony Orchestra, 16 January 2010]
short description Feature Review: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies – The Ten Naxos Quartets
short description Eight Songs for Aladdin Sane: Peter Maxwell Davies and David Bowie – Can those boys foxtrot!
short description Kings Place at King’s Cross

Classical News

MAX: A CELEBRATION – Official memorial for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies to take place at St John’s Smith Square on 27 June, including a Maxwell Davies world premiere
LSO and Simon Rattle give world premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies's The Hogboon
Peter Maxwell Davies: Master and Maverick: BBC Four, Friday 1 April at 20:00
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies dies aged 81
Composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's Symphony No.10, commissioned & premiered by the London Symphony Orchestra, wins South Bank Sky Arts Award
Proms Plus: Authors Michael Morpurgo and Martin Amis, composers Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and spoken word artist George the Poet amongst star line-up
New Year's Honours List 2014 [Simon Rattle, Peter Maxwell Davies, Stephen Hough, Carlos Acosta, Katherine Jenkins]
Intermusica Sign Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Peter Maxwell Davies Attacks Scottish Government's 'Absolute Ignorance' of the Arts
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