Sir Peter Maxwell Davies CH CBE (born 8 September 1934; died 14 March 2016) was an English composer and conductor. In 2004 he was made Master of the Queen's Music. His surname is "Davies", and "Maxwell" is his middle name. To his friends, Davies is known as "Max".
Davies was born in Salford, England. He took piano lessons and composed from an early age. After education at Leigh Grammar School, he studied at the University of Manchester and at the…
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