PAUL TUROK (1929 - 2012)
Paul Turok forged a unique and successful career as both composer and critic. His orchestral compositions have been played here and abroad by such prestigious orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic and the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras. As a critic he regularly reviewed recordings for the New York Times and concerts for the New York Herald Tribune, and often participated as a guest critic on WQXR’s First Hearing. In 1990 he founded Turok’s Choice, a monthly review of new classical releases. Paul Turok died in July 2012.