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    Turner, Michael

    Violist who started out on the violin at eight years of age but gravitated to the viola at eighteen.  He attended Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music and studied under the watchful eye of Bruno Giurana.  He has been a member of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Composer Resource Ensemble, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra of London.

     

    Recordings on which he appears include:  Johann Sebastian Bach’s chorale preludes from Komm, Gott, Schopfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 631 and Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654, and “Prelude and fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 (“St. Anne”); Johannes Brahms’ “Piano quartet in G minor, op. 25”; Lawrence of Arabia; Les Miserables:  The Complete Symphonic Recording; and, Arnold Schoenberg’s “Concerto after Monn’s Concerto in D major for harpsichord”, “Concerto, op. 42”, “Concerto, op. 36”, “4 Lieder, op. 22”, “Die Gluckliche Hand, op. 18”, “Kammersymphonie no. 2”, Pelleas und Melisande, op. 5, and “Variations, op. 31”.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/orchestra/players/violas/michael_turner/
    2. http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/1519832/a/Complete+Symphonic+Recording.htm
    3. http://www.emusic.com/album/Maurice-Jarre-Lawrence-of-Arabia-MP3-Download/10891971.html
    4. http://www.mti.dmu.ac.uk/~ahugill/composerresource/
    5. http://www.usc.edu/libraries/archives/schoenberg/as_disco/names/groups/philharm.htm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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