Did Maxwell Davies have a Hungarian ancestor?

October 23, 2017 by norman lebrecht


From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

You’d never know that Hitler and Stalin were banging at the door. A bagpipe wail in the fifth Divertimento weirdly anticipates Peter Maxwell Davies’s Orkney Wedding. Actually, Max would have loved this….

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Comments (2)

  1. Mike Schachter says:

    Almost everyone has a Hungarian ancestor.

    1. John Borstlap says:

      That’s what the Hungarians say.

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