Peter Maxwell Davies by Carolyn J. Smith, Greenwood Press | | 9780313268311 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Peter Maxwell Davies

Peter Maxwell Davies

by Carolyn J. Smith, Greenwood Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313268312

ISBN-13: 9780313268311

Pub. Date: 10/20/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

A guide to the music of Britain's most prominent living composer, this volume contains the most complete listing available of Davies's works (unpublished as well as published) plus a comprehensive discography and a bibliography of nearly 1,000 items. Each entry is keyed to the discography and the annotated bibliography. There is also a brief biography. Maxwell

Overview

A guide to the music of Britain's most prominent living composer, this volume contains the most complete listing available of Davies's works (unpublished as well as published) plus a comprehensive discography and a bibliography of nearly 1,000 items. Each entry is keyed to the discography and the annotated bibliography. There is also a brief biography. Maxwell Davies is extremely prolific, with nearly 300 compositions to his credit so far. He is also a conductor of distinction. This work will be of interest to scholars and students as well as anyone interested in 20th-century composers.

Davies currently holds the posts of Associate Conductor/Composer with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic, among other positions. Moreover, he has been a strong voice in support of music education in Britain and has composed many works for children and young performers. When he taught music to children, he encouraged them to compose, believing that most have a natural musical ability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313268311
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/20/1995
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series, #57
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
910L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Biography

Works and First Performances

Discography

Bibliography

Films and Videotapes

Chronological List of Works and First Performances

Index

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