Celebrated British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, a former Master of the Queen’s Music, has died at the age of 81.
He was known for his modern and avant-garde works, most notably Return to Stromness, a haunting lament for solo piano.
“He was right to the end a pioneer,” Stephen Lumsden, Managing Director of music agency Intermusica, said.
Sir Peter had been suffering from leukaemia.
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