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Mark-Anthony Turnage (Composer)

Born: 10th June 1960, Corringham, England

Nationality: English

Mark-Anthony Turnage CBE is an English composer of classical music. His initial musical studies were with Oliver Knussen, John Lambert, and later with Gunther Schuller. He also has been strongly influenced by jazz, in particular by the work of Miles Davis, and has composed works featuring jazz performers including John Scofield, Peter Erskine, John Patitucci, and Joe Lovano.

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Recording of the Week, Presto Personal Favourites from 2013

Schubert from the Pavel Haas Quartet, Pierre-Louis Dietsch’s opera on The Flying Dutchman, two Turnage premieres, and masses by Cipriano de Rore.

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