Mark-Anthony Turnage

Biography

Born: June 10, 1960; Grays, Essex  
Best described as eclectic, Turnage's highly energetic style is infused with influences from jazz, rock, and European modernism. His output includes symphonic, chamber, and operatic works, all of which demonstrate a keen sense of drama, and an ability to clarify the most complex of textures. He is best known for his opera, Greek, which has received frequent productions, including one televised by the BBC.

Born in Essex in 1960, Turnage
Read more studied at the Royal College of Music -- most notably with Oliver Knussen -- and then at Tanglewood with Gunther Schuller and Hans Werner Henze. Henze's influence led to an opera commission for the 1988 Munich Biennale. The result of that commission, Greek -- based on Steven Berkoff's incendiary play of the same title -- was an unqualified success, and it established Turnage on the international scene. In October 1989, Turnage began a lasting relationship with the City of Birmingham Symphony and its conductor, Simon Rattle, with the premiere of his Three Screaming Popes. After a four-year term as Composer in Association with Birmingham, Turnage took on a similar role at the English National Opera, where he also became Artistic Consultant to their Contemporary Opera Studio. 1996 saw the London premiere of his jazz-inspired Blood on the Floor by Ensemble Modern, and in 1997 his works, Twice Through the Heart and The Country of the Blind, opened the 50th Anniversary Aldeburgh Festival. Read less
Dedicated To Christian Lindberg - Berio, Xenakis, Turnage
Release Date: 04/24/2007   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1638   Number of Discs: 1
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MOST POPULAR WORKS
Blood on the Floor
Junior Addict
Shout
Sweet and Decay
Needles
Elegy for Andy
Cut up
Crackdown
Dispelling the Fears
I. Almost Dreaming
II. In the Half Light
III. Still Sleeping
Prologue
Scene 1 (Pub & Wine Bar Music)
Link 1 (Breakfast Quartet)
Scene 2a (Fortune-teller)
Scene 2b (Eddy's Farewell)
Link 2 (Mum & Dad)
Scene 3 (The Plague)
Link 3 - Scene 4 (Police Riot)
Interlude 1 - Scene 5a (Café)
Scene 5b (Fight)
Scene 5c (Love Duet)
Scene 5d (Aria: The Story of Kid)
Scene 5e (Love Duet - reprise)
Link 4 - Scene 6 (Mum & Dad)
Prologue
Scene 1a (Café)
Scene 1b (Love Aria)
Scene 2a (Arrival of Mum & Dad)
Scene 2b (Quartet)
Scene 2c (Plague Link)
Link 1 (Journey to the Sphinx)
Scene 3 (Sphinx)
Link 2 (Killing of Sphinx - Eddy's Triumphant...)
Scene 4a (Eddy's Return)
Scene 4b (Dad's Story of Kid)
Scene 4c (Eddy's Soliloquy of Regret)
Scene 5a (Eddy's 'Blinding')
Scene 5b (Eddy's Funeral March)
Conclusion
1. Prelude
2. Dance 1
3. Nocturne
4. Dance 2
I. Cut Up
II. A Soothing Interlude
III. Another Set To
WORKS
Blood on the Floor
Junior Addict
Shout
Sweet and Decay
Needles
Elegy for Andy
Cut up
Crackdown
Dispelling the Fears
I. Almost Dreaming
II. In the Half Light
III. Still Sleeping
Prologue
Scene 1 (Pub & Wine Bar Music)
Link 1 (Breakfast Quartet)
Scene 2a (Fortune-teller)
Scene 2b (Eddy's Farewell)
Link 2 (Mum & Dad)
Scene 3 (The Plague)
Link 3 - Scene 4 (Police Riot)
Interlude 1 - Scene 5a (Café)
Scene 5b (Fight)
Scene 5c (Love Duet)
Scene 5d (Aria: The Story of Kid)
Scene 5e (Love Duet - reprise)
Link 4 - Scene 6 (Mum & Dad)
Prologue
Scene 1a (Café)
Scene 1b (Love Aria)
Scene 2a (Arrival of Mum & Dad)
Scene 2b (Quartet)
Scene 2c (Plague Link)
Link 1 (Journey to the Sphinx)
Scene 3 (Sphinx)
Link 2 (Killing of Sphinx - Eddy's Triumphant...)
Scene 4a (Eddy's Return)
Scene 4b (Dad's Story of Kid)
Scene 4c (Eddy's Soliloquy of Regret)
Scene 5a (Eddy's 'Blinding')
Scene 5b (Eddy's Funeral March)
Conclusion
1. Prelude
2. Dance 1
3. Nocturne
4. Dance 2
1. Come away, my love
2. Lonely
3. Tango
4. Some Days
5. Blues - Now I am absolutely alone, forever
No. 1. Prologue
No. 2. Loss
No. 3. No More Jokes
No. 4. Wounded
No. 5. Interlude
No. 6. The Mouthless Dead
No. 7. Aftermath
No. 1. No Way Out
No. 2. Inside (part 1)
No. 3. Love
No. 4. By the Sea
No. 5. Inside (part 2)
No. 6. Four Walls
No. 7. Interlude
No. 8. Landslide
No. 9. China Cup
No. 1. The Turn of Time
No. 2.
No. 3. Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed
I. Cut Up
II. A Soothing Interlude
III. Another Set To


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