Mark-Anthony Turnage

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Turnage world premiere review – a heartfelt tribute to Oliver Knussen
Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Last Song for Olly captures the wit and spirit of his teacher and lifelong friend

Fiona Maddocks

12, Sep, 2020 @1:00 PM

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LSO/Rattle review – Turnage, Knussen and Britten make an evening to be savoured
Turnage’s homage to Knussen – rescored and scaled down – was a touching and profound centrepiece to a beautifully conceived concert of British music

Andrew Clements

10, Sep, 2020 @3:37 PM

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Philharmonia/Salonen review – Turnage gets the horn
Mark-Anthony Turnage’s horn concerto was premiered with understated virtuosity by Richard Watkins, part of a programme that focused on the instrument with warmth and wit

Tim Ashley

17, Jan, 2020 @3:58 PM

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Britten Sinfonia / Gourlay review – Turnage and Clayton sing out for refugees
Poems on displacement by Benjamin Zephaniah, Brian Bilston, Dickinson and Auden drive a weighty new song cycle by Mark-Anthony Turnage, delivered masterfully by Allan Clayton

Andrew Clements

22, Sep, 2019 @11:32 AM

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Let’s not keep new music in seclusion | Letter
Letter: Presenting music recently created alongside that of the last 100 years would certainly enable listeners to assess composers’ achievements more accurately, says Meirion Bowen

Letters

20, Aug, 2019 @4:17 PM

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The Silver Tassie review – superb, fiery outing for Turnage's first world war masterpiece
This concert staging of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera based on Sean O’Casey’s play was forcefully conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth and sung by a consistently strong cast

Tim Ashley

11, Nov, 2018 @5:11 PM

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No more operas from Turnage, as Twitter row with critics turns toxic
Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage became embroiled in a spat with opera critics over his newest work, Coraline, before declaring: ‘I’m done with the genre’

Imogen Tilden

09, Apr, 2018 @4:40 PM

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The week in classical: Coraline; Holy Week festival – review
Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new opera captures the spooky essence of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, though the music risks losing out to plot twists

Fiona Maddocks

08, Apr, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Coraline review – creepy adaptation of Neil Gaiman's tale will turn kids on to opera
Terrific performances and special effects ensure children in the audience love Mark-Anthony Turnage’s take on the cult novella

Tim Ashley

30, Mar, 2018 @9:50 AM

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Neil Gaiman on Coraline the terrifying opera: 'Being brave means being scared'
The writer’s gripping tale of a young girl trapped in a button-eyed world has been turned into a macabre opera. Did they tone down the horror? Our writer meets composer Mark-Anthony Turnage as she goes backstage

Erica Jeal

23, Mar, 2018 @5:57 PM

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Greek review – Oedipus opera update as relevant and risque as ever
A stellar cast in this minimalist new production – complete with shouty, Brexit-era headlines – make Mark-Anthony Turnage’s 1980s classic a tale for our times

Kate Molleson

06, Aug, 2017 @12:49 PM

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LSO/Wilson review – Turnage trumpet concerto pushes soloist to limits

Tim Ashley

16, Feb, 2017 @1:14 PM

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