Anthony Newman

Biography

Born: May 12, 1941; Los Angeles, CA  
While Anthony Newman has worn many hats on the musical stage, he is best known as an organist, especially for his interpretations of the works of Bach. In recent years, he has attracted considerable attention as a fortepianist; his 1989 recording of the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto received a Recording of the Year award from Stereo Review. He has concertized widely, often performing his own works, and has recorded for many labels, with about Read more 140 total releases by the end of the twentieth century.

Newman demonstrated remarkable musical talent in his childhood, and as a teen studied piano in Paris with Alfred Cortot and composition with Nadia Boulanger. He also took instruction on organ from Pierre Cochereau. Upon completion of his studies in France he received a Diplôme Supérieur from the École Normale de Musique, which carried special recognition from Cortot. Newman returned to the United States in the late 1950s and enrolled at the Mannes College of Music, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1962.

Up to this point, Newman's musical education had largely been centered upon the keyboard, but in the early 1960s he began to focus more on composition, taking up studies with Leon Kirchner and Luciano Berio at Harvard University. But he also continued his efforts in the keyboard realm, working with pianist Edith Oppens. In 1963 he graduated from Harvard with a master's degree, and shortly afterward enrolled at Boston University for further study. After receiving his doctorate (1966) from that institution, he gave his first major concert when he appeared at Carnegie Hall with a pedal harpsichord recital. Newman joined the faculty at the Juilliard School of Music in New York in 1968. He also turned his attention to conducting, at first serving as an assistant to Noah Greenburg, director of the New York Pro Musica choral ensemble, and then founding his own period-instrument group, the Brandenburg Collegium.

In 1973, Newman left Juilliard and two years later joined the faculty at the State University of New York at Purchase. He taught master classes at the Indiana University School of Music from 1978 to 1981. During these years he remained active as a soloist and conductor -- and as a composer. On October 26, 1979, his Violin Concerto was premiered in Indianapolis. In the 1980s, Newman made numerous appearances on the concert and recital stages and turned out a spate of recordings as his multiplicity of talents won him wide public recognition. Two major compositions appeared toward the latter part of the decade, his 1987 Symphony for Strings and Percussion and his Sinfonia: On Fallen Heroes (1988).

By the 1990s, Newman was easily among the best-known organists in the world, and his efforts on the fortepiano and harpsichord were garnering accolades as well. He appeared as soloist in his Organ Concerto with the New Jersey Symphony in the work's February 1994 premiere. Newman has recorded for numerous record labels over the years, including Sony, Infinity Digital, Albany, Vox, Helicon, and Newport Classic. He has guest conducted many important ensembles, typically showing a preference for the chamber-sized groups such as the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He remains active as a composer in many genres, including vocal, piano, and chamber music. He is currently music director at St. Matthew's Church in Bedford, New York. Newman is also the founder of Hands On Outreach, a White Plains (N.Y.) organization that helps the poor. Read less

Biography

Born: May 12, 1941; Los Angeles, CA  
While Anthony Newman has worn many hats on the musical stage, he is best known as an organist, especially for his interpretations of the works of Bach. In recent years, he has attracted considerable attention as a fortepianist; his 1989 recording of the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto received a Recording of the Year award from Stereo Review. He has concertized widely, often performing his own works, and has recorded for many labels, with about Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
II. Larghetto
III. Minuetto
I. Allegro non molto
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
II. Andante
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro giusto
II. Grave
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
II. Largo
III. Allegro
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
I. Allegro non molto
II. Adagio - Presto
II. Adagio - Presto
III. Presto
III. Presto
I. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
II. Largo
III. Allegro
III. Allegro
I. Presto
II. Largo
III. Presto
Sonata in D Major, G.6: I. Adagio - Vivace
II. Adagio - Largo
III. Allegro
Sinfonia con tromba in D Major, T.V.8: I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro moderato
IV. Allegro
Concerto in C Major for Two Trumpets and Strings, RV 537: I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: I. [ ]
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
Introduction: The 911 Call - Overture - 911 Emergency - Can you send somebody over here now? (Men's Chorus, Operator, Nicole)
Act I: The Tragedy: There's a man watching me (Nicole)
Act I: The Tragedy: Aria: That's me! That's me! (O. J. Simpson, Director)
Act I: The Tragedy: Once upon a time (Nicole)
Act I: The Tragedy: Then he beat me, slapped me until I passed out (Nicole)
Act I: The Tragedy: Take the hand off, you're in a trap (Men's Chorus)
Act I: The Tragedy: We're through (Nicole, Operator, O. J. Simpson)
Act I: The Tragedy: Sorrow, a life of sorrow, with such abuse (Nicole)
Act I: The Tragedy: Hello, it's Nic, who's this? (Nicole, Ron)
Act I: The Tragedy: Ooo. Come nigh and harken to me (Kato)
Act I: The Tragedy: You look so strange (O. J. Simpson)
Act I: The Tragedy: Our Father, who art in Heaven (Quartet)
Act I: The Tragedy: O. J. is a fugitive from justice (Police, Men's Chorus, Bystanders)
Act I: The Tragedy: Mama I'm scared (O. J. Simpson, Men's Chorus)
Act I: The Tragedy: We interrupt our coverage (Connie Chung)
Act I: The Tragedy: The Letter (O. J. Simpson)
Act I: The Tragedy: Can you believe it? (O. J. Simpson)
Act I: The Tragedy: All hail Judge Ito, all hail Judge Lance Ito (Men's Chorus)
Act II: The Trial: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury (Clark, Cochran)
Act II: The Trial: Aria: I am Rosa, Rosa Lopez, soy Rosa (Rosa Lopez, Questioner)
Act II: The Trial: Mister Fung, you've got a funny memory (Mr. Fung, Scheck)
Act II: The Trial: He says, "I am master, still got the moves" (Commentator)
Act II: The Trial: Blessed are women, bringing care to others (Quartet)
Act II: The Trial: Epilogue: The people charge O. J. Simpson with murder in the first degree (Men's Chorus)
I. Adagio
I. Adagio
II. Allegro e staccato
II. Allegro e staccato
III. Adagio
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
IV. Allegro
Sonata à5 No.1 in D Major, T.V.1: I. Andante
II. Allegro
III. Grave
IV. Allegro
Sonata in D Major, G.6: I. Adagio - Vivace
II. Adagio - Largo
III. Allegro
Sinfonia con tromba in D Major, T.V.8: I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro moderato
IV. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: I. [ ]
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai


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