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Composer: Turnage, Mark-Anthony (b. 1960)

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Year of birth1960
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodContemporary
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LondonNew Music Britain

Birtwistle, Holst, Turnage, Britten
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Philip Cobb; Gábor Tarkövi; Elizabeth Watts; Alice Coote

PooleTestament

Testament
Glière, Turnage, Prokofiev
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Karabits; Natalya Romaniw

BostonAndris Nelsons conducts Haydn, Turnage and Elgar

Haydn, Turnage, Elgar
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons

NurembergAnna NicoleNew production

Turnage: Anna Nicole
Lutz de Veer; Jens-Daniel Herzog; Staatstheater Nürnberg; Sibylle Gädeke; Tarmo Vaask; Ramses Sigl

LondonBBC SO Total Immersion rememberance WWI: The Silver Tassie

Turnage: The Silver Tassie
Ryan Wigglesworth; Ashley Riches; Sally Matthews; Claire Booth; Marcus Farnsworth
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Lullabies and dreams from Connolly and Middleton

Dame Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
The perfect invitation to daydream on a hot afternoon. 
*****
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Entertaining but not entrancing: Turnage's Coraline

Mary Bevan (Coraline), Kitty Whatey (Other Mother) and Ghost Children © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
Mark-Anthony Turnage's take on Neil Gaiman's classic young adult novella is well sung and well staged, without quite reaching peak intensity.
***11
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Scottish Opera’s Greek: a lively update on Oedipus

Allison Cook and Alex Otterburn © Jane Hobson
Alex Otterburn as East End Eddy gives a towering performance in Scottish Opera’s revival of its Edinburgh Festival production of Mark Anthony Turnage’s Greek.
****1
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Devastation and exuberance: Brussels Phil

Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
An enterprising programme combined a striking WWI commemoration from Mark-Anthony Turnage with sumptuous ballet suites from Prokofiev and Ravel, with Nikolaj Znaider rhapsodic in Bruch.
****1
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Turnage's Hibiki receives European première

Kazushi Ono © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
As a composer, what do you do when you are commissioned a full-length orchestral work to commemorate the anniversary of a renowned concert hall? Do you try to write something celebratory? Not in Mark-Anthony Turnage's case. 
***11
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