Mark-Anthony Turnage (born June 10, 1960 in Corringham, Essex) is an English composer of classical music. Events 1190 - Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the Sally River while leading an army to Jerusalem Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Corringham is a small English town within the unitary authority of Thurrock. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music He has also been strongly influenced by jazz, and by Miles Davis in particular. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26 1926 &ndash September 28 1991 was an American Jazz Trumpeter, Bandleader, and Composer.
Turnage's music has a characteristic personal style, with strong rhythmic thrust, involved jazz harmonies, colourful orchestration with prominent use of percussion, and hints of various orchestrational sounds from Duke Ellington to 1970s TV detective series theme tunes. He enjoys the reputation of being one of the few modern classical composers who can write 'proper modern jazz'.
He is the author of numerous orchestral and chamber works, and of two widely-performed operas. An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually fairly large with string brass woodwind sections and possibly a percussion section as well Chamber music is a form of Classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto Greek, first performed in 1988, is based on Steven Berkoff's adaptation of Oedipus the King. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Steven Berkoff (born 3 August 1937 is an English Actor, Writer and director. Oedipus the King ( Ancient Greek: tyrannos Modern Greek: ( "Oedipus the Tyrant" also known as Oedipus Rex, is a The Silver Tassie, first performed in 2000, is based on the play by Sean O'Casey. The Silver Tassie is an opera in four acts by the English composer Mark-Anthony Turnage. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Seán O'Casey ( Irish Seán Ó Cathasaigh (30 March 1880 &ndash 18 September 1964 was a major Irish dramatist and Memoirist A committed irish Other works include Three Screaming Popes (after the paintings by Francis Bacon) and Your Rockaby, a concerto for saxophone and orchestra. Francis Bacon' (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992 was an Irish-born British figurative painter. The term Concerto (plural concertos or concerti) usually refers to a three part musical work in which one solo instrument is accompanied by an Orchestra The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind
In 1990, the post of Radcliffe Composer in Association with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra was created, and Turnage appointed. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO is a British orchestra based in Birmingham, England. In 2006, Turnage was named a co-composer-in-residence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a position which he will hold alongside Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra ( CSO) is an American orchestra based in Chicago Illinois. A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance Osvaldo Noé Golijov (born in La Plata, Argentina, December 5, 1960) is a Grammy award winning Composer of classical
In Autumn 2005, he was appointed as the Royal College of Music's Research Fellow in Composition. The Royal College of Music is a well known conservatoire located in the South Kensington district of London, England, and one In September 2006, he married Gabriella Swallow, whom BBC Radio 3 has described as a 'personable and articulate cellist'.