Peter Maxwell Davies conducts his Mavis in Las Vegas, BBC Philharmonic


Peter Maxwell Davies (*1934): Mavis in Las Vegas (1997). Theme and Variations
BBC Philharmonic, Peter Maxwell Davies.

Davies is known informally as "Max", after his middle name "Maxwell". A reporter for The Independent humorously recalled the confusion this brought about when Davies was staying in Las Vegas. No one seemed able to locate him at any hotel, despite trying "Maxwell Davies", "Davies", "Max", "Sir Peter" and every other imaginable permutation. It was finally discovered that the hotel had registered him as "Mavis", which inspired the composer to produce the orchestral piece Mavis in Las Vegas. Source: Wikipedia