Maxwell Davies builds a ‘church’
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 @ 00:19
Roderic Dunnett hears a new symphony
ITALIAN church architecture has long been a passion of Sir PeterMaxwell Davies, the composer and (until April) Master of theQueen's Music, whose almost epic Tenth symphony had its premièrethis month at the Barbican Hall, in London.
Brunelleschi's Florentine Duomo provided the designinspiration for Davies's Third Symphony. Bramante, whose interiorplans for St Peter's, Rome formed the basis of the later completionby Michelangelo, figures high in his pantheon.
Yet none has ...
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