• Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Anakreontika (1976)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • aflperchpdvc
  • mezzo soprano
  • 15 min

Programme Note

A Mediterranean, erotic postlude to a time when Davies had been much occupied with setting the Orkney poetry of George Mackay Brown. The voice, though, is the same. The mezzo part is wide-ranging and melismatic, and the ensemble plays music that is at once luminous and questioning, memorialized and urgently communicative. Five short songs are woven together with instrumental commentaries into a single movement.