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A selection of recordings by Peter Maxwell Davies from the 1960s and 1970s, all appearing on CD for the first time.
performances by The Fires of London, Vanessa Redgrave, The London Sinfonietta, Peter Maxwell Davies, David Atherton & Sir Charles Groves
The 1979 performance [of Seven in Nomine] under David Atherton is excellent. All in all, this is an ideal introduction to Maxwell Davies's music, and represents superb value for money. — More…
Peter Maxwell Davies (piano)
Aquarius, Nicholas Cleobury
In these vintage examples of early-to-middle-period Maxwell Davies, his fairly for popular dance-forms shines through his roguishly gaudy arrangements...Maxwell Davies's score [for The Devils]... — More…
Sean Shibe (guitar)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ben Gernon
Aficionados will not mind hearing, yet again, those trademark Maxwell Davies devices of whooping horn glissandos and hyperactive chattering trumpets, especially when delivered with the Scottish... — More…
Martyn Hill (Taverner), David Wilson-Johnson (Jester), Stephen Richardson (Henry VIII), Fiona Kimm (Virgin Mary), Michael Chance (Priest/God), Quentin Hayes (White Abbot) & Peter Sidhom (Richard Taverner)
Fretwork, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta Voices, His Majestys Sagbutts...
The opera is full… bitterly ironic juxtapositions, such as the 'holy' chanting from monks heard against the cynical Realpolitik of the negotiations between King and the Cardinal. Making the... — More…
Sopranos - Claire Booth, Ailish Tynan, Elizabeth Atherton
Mezzo-sopranos - Susan Bickley, Loré Lixenberg, Jean Rigby
Countertenors - James Bowman, Michael Chance, Andrew Watts
Tenors - Andrew Kennedy, Daniel Norman, Benjamin Hulett
Baritones - Stefan Loges, Roderick Williams,...
…anyone listening to these discs will find many things to savour… It is, inevitably an eclectic mix, but, as in any well-planned song recital, the progressions and juxtapositions are continually... — More…