© 2012 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
℗ 2012 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
Recorded live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall: On Opened Ground 19 October 2011, Texan Tenebrae 17 April 2010, Riffs & Refrains 13 Feb 2008, Mambo, Blues and Tarantella 24 September 2008. Lullaby for Hans recorded at Snape Maltings, 1 April 2007.
Total playing time: 72.26
DDD Stereo
Released October 2012
Michael Collins appears courtesy of Chandos Records; Lawrence Power appears courtesy of Hyperion Records.

CD: Turnage – Orchestral Works Volume 3

LPO conducted by Jurowski, Alsop & Stenz

Mark-Anthony Turnage (born 1960)

On Opened Ground: concerto for viola and orchestra
Markus Stenz - conductor | Lawrence Power - viola
Texan Tenebrae
Marin Alsop - conductor
Lullaby for Hans, for string orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski - conductor
Riffs and Refrains: concerto for clarinet and orchestra
Marin Alsop - conductor | Michael Collins - clarinet
Mambo, Blues and Tarantella: concerto for violin and orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski - conductor | Christian Tetzlaff - violin

British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage is widely admired for his distinctive blending of jazz and contemporary classical traditions, high energy and elegiac lyricism. Turnage was the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Composer in Residence from 2005–10 and this is the third volume of his music to be released on the LPO Label. It features five works recorded for the first time, including the world premiere peformance of his violin concerto Mambo, Blues and Tarantella with soloist Christian Tetzlaff.

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This short video contains rehearsal and concert footage of Texan Tenebrae and On Opened Ground:


‘A superb disc, a real must-have for anyone interested in Turnage’s music.'
Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3’s CD Review, 3 November 2012

‘The performances are all unfailingly attuned to this often visceral music, which also applies to the conducting of Marin Alsop, Markus Stenz and Vladimir Jurowski. The recording has warmth and spaciousness, while Anthony Burton’s notes are a ready aid to listening. All in all, a fine a selection of Turnage’s recent music as could be wished.'
Richard Whitehouse, Gramophone, February 2013

‘The whole disc provides an impressive demonstration of Turnage's fluency and orchestral imagination, especially in the works with soloists here. On Opened Ground is a dark-hued, often anguished viola concerto, played with real intensity by Lawrence Power, while Riffs and Refrains expertly puts solo clarinettist Michael Collins through his extrovert paces.’ *****
Andrew Clements, The Guardian, November 2012 

‘Showing remarkable faith in the composer’s ability to mint new sounds and exciting textures, the LPO’s final collection of recent works by Turnage is even more interesting than its predecessors. Soloists Lawrence Power, Michael Collins and Christian Tetzlaff respond vividly to the technical and interpretive challenges thrown their way, and maestri Stenz, Alsop and Jurowski preside over definitive performances.’
Guy Weatherall, Classical Music Magazine, November 2012

‘The performance of the orchestra is consistently outstanding. Coupled with that, in Lawrence Power (viola), Michael Collins (clarinet) and Christian Tetzlaff (violin) we have three soloists out of the top drawer. With two previous Turnage recordings under its belt, the London Philharmonic Orchestra clearly has a deep understanding of, and passion for, Turnage’s work, and I can think of no other orchestra better placed to interpret it. An excellent recording in every way.’
Studioflamingo (blog)

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