Mark-Anthony Turnage

English composer of classical music, strongly influenced by jazz, in particular by the work of Miles Davis.

Turnage has composed numerous orchestral and chamber works, and two widely-performed operas; 'Greek', first performed in 1988 at the Munich Biennale, and 'The Silver Tassie', first performed in 2000.

Turnage's third opera was 2008's 'Anna Nicole', about the life of the late glamour model, Anna Nicole Smith.

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