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TURNAGE: Greek


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Mark-Anthony Turnage is one of the most successful modern composers. His works have been strongly influenced by jazz in general, and by Miles Davis in particular. With his mixture of jazz and classical music styles and his creative sounds Turnage enriches the field of contemporary music. 'Greek', first performed in 1988, was composed in on behalf of the 'Munich Biennale' and is based on Steven Berkoff's adaptation of 'Oedipus the King' to a modern-day setting in London. It received its premi?¿re in Munich and won the prizes for best opera and best libretto. It is a typical example of Turnage's determinedly urban music. His compositional style is not consistently tonal, but remains accessible, colourful, often with aggressive effects, but always retaining an underlying lyricism, at times with a powerful dramatic impact and emotional power.
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Item number 102105
Barcode 807280210590
Release date 01/10/2007
Category
Label Arthaus Musik
Media type DVD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Fiona Kimm
Helen Charnock
Quentin Hayes
Richard Suart
Composers Mark Anthony Turnage
Conductors Richard Bernas
Orchestras Almeida Ensemble
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