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Nash Ensemble
Mark-Anthony Turnage - Chamber Works

This silence for Octet (1992-3)
True life stories for solo piano (1995-9)
Slide stride for piano and string quartet (2002)
Two Baudelaire songs for soprano and seven instruments (2004)
Eulogy for viola and eight instruments (2003)
Two vocalises for cello and piano (2002)
Cantilena for oboe and string quartet (2001)
 
The Nash Ensemble
Sally Matthews, soprano

Catalogue No: ONYX4005

There's a hint of his special vein of elegiac expressiveness in the collection of smaller-scale ensemble pieces brought together on the Nash Ensemble's beautifully played disc. Some of those - the quietly sensuous Baudelaire songs, sung with perfect focus and intensity by Sally Matthews, or the oboe-and-strings Cantilena - belong to the same period as the LPO's orchestral pieces, yet deal with a much more personal and expressive world.

The most striking of these works is the two-movement octet This Silence, composed in 1994; its edgy, acid-tinged lyricism and keening melodies are typical of Turnage at his best, and therefore unlike the music of any other composer working today.

[The Guardian - 16 December 2005 - Andrew Clements]

 

 

 

 

 


Track Listing & MP3 Downloads


All individual tracks on Onyx are now available for download in MP3 format .
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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
This Silence - Dance
8:21
2
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
This Silence - Dirge
7:15
3
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
True Life Stories - Elegy for Andy
3:28
4
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
True Life Stories - Williams Pavane
1:37
5
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
True Life Stories - Song for Sally
2:35
6
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
True Life Stories - Edwards Refrain
3:12
7
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
True Life Stories - Tune for Toru
2:04
8
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
Slide Stride
13:02
9
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
Two Baudelaire Songs - Harmonie du Soir
5:51
10
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
Two Baudelaire Songs - Linvitation au voyage
4:32
11
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
Eulogy
9:56
12
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
Two Vocalises - Maclarens Farewell
3:08
13
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
Two Vocalises - Vocalise
2:32
14
Turnage, Mark-Anthony
Cantilena
10:45

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Duration
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1. This Silence - Dance
1:00
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2. Slide Stride
1:00
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3. L'invitation au voyage
1:00
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4. Eulogy
1:00
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5. Cantilena
1:00
Excerpt