Turok, Paul (Harris )
- Allan B. Ho
(b New York, NY, Dec 3, 1929; d New York, NY, July 10, 2012). American composer and critic. Following study with karol Rathaus at Queens College, CUNY (BA 1950), he studied with roger Sessions at the University of California, Berkeley (MA 1951) and with bernard Wagenaar at the Juilliard School (1951–3). He was a lecturer in music at the City College of New York (1960–3) and a visiting professor at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts (1963–4). After 1964 he devoted his time to composition and to reviewing concerts and recordings for Fanfare, Music Journal, Musical America, the New York Herald Tribune, the New York Times, Ovation and his own publication, Turok’s Choice, established in 1990. He was one of the most insightful and often-quoted music critics of his time.
Turok composed over 160 works and received honors such as the Dillon Prize in Chamber Music (...