Born: December 03, 1929
Died: July 10, 2012 Obituary
Country: New York City, U.S.A.
Studies: Queens College (B.A.1950), University of California, Berkeley (M.A.1951), Juilliard School of Music
Turok's orchestral works have been premiered by the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Kennedy Center Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, New Jersey Philharmonic and performed by dozens of others worldwide. His chamber music has been premiered at Lincoln Center's Tully Hall, the Library of Congress and Cleveland's Severance Hall. Foreign premieres have taken place in Paris, Tokyo and Bogotá. Recordings of his music include Three Transcendental Etudes for Piano, Passacaglia for Piano, Little Suite for Piano (ORION), Lyric Variations for Oboe and Strings (LOUISVILLE), Improvisations for English Horn, Violin and Piano (CRYSTAL), Ragtime Caprice for Piano and Orchestra (KLEOS), Threnody for Strings (HARMONIA MUNDI), Improvisations for Saxophone, Violin and Piano (DANA), Sonata No.1 for Cello and Piano (MUSIC AND ARTS), Canzone Concertante No.5 for Violin, Piano and Wind Orchestra (KLAVIER). His Canzone Concertante No.10 for Piano and Strings is due for release soon (MSR) and his Aspects of Lincoln and Liberty was released in February, in honor of the Lincoln Bicentennial, performed by Leonard Slatkin and the Nashville Symphony (NAXOS).
Works for Percussion