(redirected from Sir Peter Maxwell Davies)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.


J.N.P., 20th-century U.S. pathologist. See: Davies disease.
References in periodicals archive ?
FAME GAME The North has given the world LS Lowry, Albert Finney, Sir Ben Kingsley, Emmeline Pankhurst, The Hollies and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is being honored around the world this year with many concerts celebrating his 75th birthday; he will attend the premiere of Sea Orpheus at Carnegie Hall.
The villa where Sir Peter Maxwell Davies was staying with partner Colin Parkinson shook from the effects.
As the last of 13 projects commissioned and created for the music centre's opening seasons, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has composed Kettletoft Inn, in honour of Northumbrian smallpipes virtuoso, Kathryn Tickell.
1490-1545) gained a degree of unexpected notoriety in the twentieth century when Sir Peter Maxwell Davies wrote his opera Taverner based on the Tudor composer's life.
Initial participating Academy members include Peter Gabriel (MIDEM's "Personality of the Year" in 2008), Robin Gibb, Chrissie Hynde, David Arnold, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir John Dankworth, Iain Archer and Will Gregory, each of whom will contribute recordings, along with other Academy Ivor Novello Award-winning members.
BIRTHDAYS: Michael Frayn, writer, 81; Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, composer, 80; Anne Diamond, journalist/TV presenter, 60; Victor Ubogu, former rugby union player, 50; David Arquette, actor, 43; Martin Freeman, actor, 43; Richard Hughes, musician (Keane), 39; Pink, pop singer, 35.
Maxwell Davies Aquarius/Cleobury THIS disc would make a good introduction to the music of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies who celebrates his 80th birthday this year.
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who lives on Orkney, says it was the monarch who managed to convert him from republicanism.
The announcement of his resignation followed the October publication of an open letter critical of Creative Scotland which was signed by 100 leading Scottish arts figures including crime writer Ian Rankin, national poet Liz Lochhead and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the Queen's Music.
Born today Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, composer, 78; Anne Diamond, journalist/TV presenter, 58; Victor Ubogu, former rugby union player, 48; David Arquette, actor, 41; Martin Freeman, actor, 41; Richard Hughes, musician (Keane), 37; Pink, pop singer, 33, right.
WHEN Sir Peter Maxwell Davies was offered the position of Master of the Queen's Music, like all incumbents he had to present himself before the monarch.