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 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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