Peter Maxwell Davies

The London Symphony Orchestra (Pappano) - Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - Symphony No. 10 (2014) {B&W Society of Sound} [24/96]

The London Symphony Orchestra (Pappano) - Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - Symphony No. 10 (2014) {B&W Society of Sound} [24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time ~ 42 minutes | 950 MB
© 2012 LSO | Official Digital Download - Source: bowers-wilkins.com | front & back cover
genre: Classical, Symphony, Orchestral

The Symphony No 10 was comissioned and premiered by the LSO in February 2014 to mark the eightieth birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Newly-commissioned works are a step into the unknown for composer and commissioner alike. Sometimes remarkable works are born, and sometimes not. But no-one could possibly have guessed in what circumstances the Symphony No 10 would come to be written.
Peter Maxwell Davies - Strathclyde Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 (R. Cook, Franks, Morrison, Scottish Chamber Orchestra)

Peter Maxwell Davies - Strathclyde Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 (R. Cook, Franks, Morrison, Scottish Chamber Orchestra)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 238 Mb
Date: 2013

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ Strathclyde Concertos, all premièred by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, are among his most significant contributions to the concerto genre. Concerto No 3 for Horn and Trumpet marks a turning point in the cycle of ten concertos by employing multiple soloists, and stands in the lineage of works by Haydn, Mozart and Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Concerto No 4 explores the clarinet’s lyrical Mozartian heritage, alongside subtle percussive effects and agile virtuosity.

Peter Maxwell Davies - Mavis in las Vegas  

Posted by mrjansons at Aug. 5, 2009
Peter Maxwell Davies - Mavis in las Vegas

Peter Maxwell Davies - Mavis in las Vegas
EAC 099pb4 Rip | APE+CUE, LOGs | 1 CD | 70:41 min | 262 MB | 300 dpi PDF Complete Scans
Genre: Contemporary - 20th Century | Label: Collins Classics

Parody has always been one of Maxwell Davies’s central gifts, and if the producer of the next Hollywood blockbuster is looking for a composer, or if Richard Clayderman needs an arranger or Forest Lawn someone to provide tasteful mortuary music they need look no further. Nor need they fear being raucously sent up: there is as much wry affection as derision here. Sir Peter is also startlingly good at evoking sensational lighting effects: the fountain at Caesar’s Palace, bathed in violet radiance, is almost visible; there is poetry to his description of the lights of Las Vegas seen from the desert at night. The only problem with this likeable and funny jeu d’esprit is that it lasts less than a quarter of an hour, and many of Maxwell Davies’s admirers will already have the remaining 58 minutes of music on this CD. Those who don’t will find it an entertaining (and sensibly priced) anthology of his lighter pieces, all of them played with the same gusto as the new one, and as cleanly recorded."

Peter Maxwell Davies - Symphonies (Collins Classics)  

Posted by mrjansons at Aug. 1, 2009
Peter Maxwell Davies - Symphonies (Collins Classics)

Peter Maxwell Davies - Symphonies (Collins Classics)
EAC Rip | OGG 8.3 - Bitrate: 295 kbps | M3u lists | No LOGs | 6 CD | 625 MB | 300dpi Covers
Genre: Contemporary - 20th Century | Label: Collins Classics

Hello buddies! This is no my rip but knowing that those cds are really hard to find at reasonable prices, I thought on sharing those ones despite they are not in lossless format. I also want to thank WMM, the original uploader for did a great rip and for allowing me to re-upload it here
On Max's 5th symphony:

ID Maxwell Davies Symphony No. 5". Five Klee Pictures". Chat Mossb. Cross Lane Fairb. 'Philharmonia Orchestra; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
Collins Classics 0 CD 1460-2 (57 minutes: DDD).

Maxwell Davies's Fifth Symphony is his shortest yet, and his most accessible: it has fine tunes, powerful rhythmic impetus and grandeur of scale. It is also in some ways his most ambiguous. The accompanying notes suggest three ways of 'reading' it: as a fusion of the Beethovenian (stability/ instability) and Sibelian (slow growth from within) symphonic principles, as a mosaic of 34 'moments' that combine and interlock into larger structures, and as a single movement in two contrasting but linked halves. So far I've found the last the most useful: near the middle of the symphony, after a powerful climax, there is a still centre of hushed and very beautiful lyrical string writing. On second hearing you realize that there are kindred passages throughout the work, more frequent in the latter half, where they often punctuate music of striding vigour. It is a question of types of music rather than conventional 'subjects', and we can observe those types forming, growing and changing in a two-part structure that makes satisfying sense despite the fact that it is all development, with no 'recapitulation'. It is indeed a masterly postSibelian single movement, with moments of craggy splendour and driving energy at just the points where Sibelius would have put them. The sym phony's immediate impact is very powerful, but already at a second hearing it grows wonderfully. I seem to have been using the word 'masterpiece' quite a lot recently to describe Maxwell Davies's symphonies, but I've never been so confident of it as in this case. MED - Gramophone - June 1995
Peter Maxwell Davies - Leopardi Fragments - Revelation and Fall - Five Pieces - Harrison Birtwistle - Tragoedia (EMI)

Peter Maxwell Davies - Leopardi Fragments - Revelation and Fall - Five Pieces - Harrison Birtwistle - Tragoedia
EAC 099pb4 Rip | APE+CUE, LOGs | 1 CD | 77:46 min | 350 MB | 300 dpi PDF Complete Scans
Genre: Contemporary - 20th Century | Label: Emi Classics
Hi fellows. Here is another cd with Davies works, coupled with one of Birtwistle's masterworks, Tragoedia. Enjoy!
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Peter Maxwell Davies - Salome - Danish Radio Concert Orchestra - János Fürst

Peter Maxwell Davies - Salome - Danish Radio Concert Orchestra - János Fürst (EMI)
EAC 099pb4 Rip | APE+CUE, LOGs | 2 CD | 53:34 + 68:06 min
543 MB | 300 dpi PDF Complete Scans
Genre: 20th Century - Contemporary | Label: EMI Classics

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies composed this large-scale ballet score in a mere six months. The music is not as intricately intense as in the cycle of symphonies which he had recently embarked on, and sounds in places more like a distant cousin of The Rite of Spring than of the Strauss opera. But Salome has an expansive confidence in its handling of a large orchestra, and there's a relish for the more grotesque aspects of the subject which reflect Davies's wealth of experience in works of music theatre concerned with violence and madness. This recording was made some weeks before the ballet's first performance by the Fleming Flindt Circus Company in Copenhagen, and Janos Fürst and his players do wonders in keeping the tricky score on the rails. It shows its age, especially in the rather unflattering string sound, and there are some small cuts in the published version of Scene 4. But until a new recording comes along, this one is a valuable reminder of one of the composer's most substantial and rarely heard works.
Maxwell Davies - Naxos Quartets Nos. 9 & 10 (Maggini Quartet)

Maxwell Davies - Naxos Quartets Nos. 9 & 10 (Maggini Quartet)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 296 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2008

Known to his friends simply as Max, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is one of the most prolific and frequently performed of British composers. His several hundred compositions draw from an eclectic array of influences, from Indian music to serialism to Renaissance polyphony. Davies has also worked tirelessly in the area of music education and as an environmental activist.
The precocious Davies made his musical debut in a BBC broadcast at age eight. His education continued at Leigh Grammar School and from 1952 at Manchester University, where he received an M.A. in 1957. He also attended the Royal Manchester College of Music from 1952 to 1956, where he and fellow musicians Sir Harrison Birtwistle, John Ogdon, Alexander Goehr, and Elgar Howarth formed New Music Manchester – a group devoted ……….
All Music Guide
Maxwell Davies - Naxos Quartets Nos. 7 & 8 (Maggini Quartet)

Maxwell Davies - Naxos Quartets Nos. 7 & 8 (Maggini Quartet)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 303 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2007

Known to his friends simply as Max, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is one of the most prolific and frequently performed of British composers. His several hundred compositions draw from an eclectic array of influences, from Indian music to serialism to Renaissance polyphony. Davies has also worked tirelessly in the area of music education and as an environmental activist.
The precocious Davies made his musical debut in a BBC broadcast at age eight. His education continued at Leigh Grammar School and from 1952 at Manchester University, where he received an M.A. in 1957. He also attended the Royal Manchester College of Music from 1952 to 1956, where he and fellow musicians Sir Harrison Birtwistle, John Ogdon, Alexander Goehr, and Elgar Howarth formed New Music Manchester – a group devoted ……….
All Music Guide
Maxwell Davies - Naxos Quartets Nos. 5 & 6 (Maggini Quartet)

Maxwell Davies - Naxos Quartets Nos. 5 & 6 (Maggini Quartet)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 241 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2005

Known to his friends simply as Max, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is one of the most prolific and frequently performed of British composers. His several hundred compositions draw from an eclectic array of influences, from Indian music to serialism to Renaissance polyphony. Davies has also worked tirelessly in the area of music education and as an environmental activist.
The precocious Davies made his musical debut in a BBC broadcast at age eight. His education continued at Leigh Grammar School and from 1952 at Manchester University, where he received an M.A. in 1957. He also attended the Royal Manchester College of Music from 1952 to 1956, where he and fellow musicians Sir Harrison Birtwistle, John Ogdon, Alexander Goehr, and Elgar Howarth formed New Music Manchester – a group devoted ……….
All Music Guide
Maxwell Davies - Naxos Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 (Maggini Quartet)

Maxwell Davies - Naxos Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 (Maggini Quartet)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 242 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2005

Known to his friends simply as Max, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is one of the most prolific and frequently performed of British composers. His several hundred compositions draw from an eclectic array of influences, from Indian music to serialism to Renaissance polyphony. Davies has also worked tirelessly in the area of music education and as an environmental activist.
The precocious Davies made his musical debut in a BBC broadcast at age eight. His education continued at Leigh Grammar School and from 1952 at Manchester University, where he received an M.A. in 1957. He also attended the Royal Manchester College of Music from 1952 to 1956, where he and fellow musicians Sir Harrison Birtwistle, John Ogdon, Alexander Goehr, and Elgar Howarth formed New Music Manchester – a group devoted ……….
All Music Guide