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Davies, Sir Peter Maxwell (opera)locked

  • Andrew Clements

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(b Manchester, Sept 8, 1934). English composer . He studied at Manchester University and the RMCM (1952–7), where his fellow students included Goehr and Birtwistle, with whom he formed the New Music Manchester Group. His first acknowledged compositions date from that student period and show how an awareness of the current avant garde (Boulez, Stockhausen, Nono) was already fused with thematic material and technical devices derived from early English composers. He refined those techniques during studies with Petrassi in Rome (...

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