The Last Island: Chamber Music by Peter Maxwell Davies ()

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composed by Peter Maxwell Davies

Do Scots musicians play the compositions of Peter Maxwell Davies better than others? The Hebrides Ensemble makes a strong affirmative case in this collection of late Maxwell Davies works, including his final unfinished composition, a String Quartet Movement (2016), that quite hauntingly fades into the void. That, and most of the other music, is abstract in form but refers either explicitly or in general mood to the Orkney Islands, where Maxwell Davies spent much of his life. The String Trio quotes folk music, yet the music ...

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  1. The Last Island, for string sextet, Op. 301
  2. A Postcard from Sanday, for piano, Op. 318
  3. String Trio, Op. 290
  4. Nocturnes (2) for piano quartet, Op. 307
  5. Lullaby, for violin & cello, WoO
  6. Quartet for oboe, violin, viola & cello, Op. 323
  7. A Birthday Card for Jennifer, for piano
  8. Sonata for violin & piano, Op. 289
  9. String Quartet Movement 2016, Op. 338
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The Last Island: Chamber Music by Peter Maxwell Davies
2017, Delphian

UPC: 801918341786


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