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Maxwell Davies builds a ‘church’

Roderic Dunnett hears a new symphony

ITALIAN church architecture has long been a passion of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the composer and (until April) Master of the Queen's Music, whose almost epic Tenth symphony had its première this month at the Barbican Hall, in London.

Brunelleschi's Florentine Duomo provided the design inspiration for Davies's Third Symphony. Bramante, whose interior plans for St Peter's, Rome formed the basis of the later completion by Michelangelo, figures high in his ...

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