WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Newman: Nicole And The Trial Of The Century

Release Date: 01/25/2000 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 351   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anthony Newman
Performer:  Lee WinstonDavid OssenfortMelissa FathmanMalinda Haslett,   ... 
Conductor:  Anthony NewmanMary J. Newman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua New York
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $18.98
CD:  $16.99
In Stock

Notes and Editorial Reviews

For three decades, the multi-gifted Anthony Newman has been in the public eye as one of America's leading organists and harpsichordists, and as a Bach specialist, composer, teacher, and scholar. About this world premiere recording Mr. Newman says, "The work is dedicated to the memory of Nicole Brown Simpson, and written as a statement against the spousal abuse of women. From the mountain of trial transcripts, as well as books and articles written about Nicole and O.J. Simpson, Raoul Cansino and I have written a libretto in 2 acts: the first tragic, the second comic. The individual songs are introduced by a speaker /reciter, accompanied by timpani, much in the manner of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex. The recording presents a chamber version of Read more this work, with the trial scene curtailed to accomodate the time constraints of a single CD." And the brilliant American composer, Lukas Foss has commented: "Nicole, an amazing musical in the Baroque style! No one recreates the Baroque with Mr. Newman's ease and musicality, modernizing it at the same time. A stunning creative achievement, and the perfect cross-over to the 21st century. Bravo!" 034061036326 Albany Records TROY 363 "BAZELON, Irwin Read less

Works on This Recording

Nicole and the Trial of the Century by Anthony Newman
Performer:  Lee Winston (Spoken Vocals), David Ossenfort (Tenor), Melissa Fathman (Soprano),
Malinda Haslett (Soprano), Susan Lewis (Soprano), Joel Frederiksen (Bass),
Paul Houghtaling (Bass Baritone), Marc Heller (Tenor), Steven Tharp (Tenor),
Daniel Pincus (Tenor), Paul Houghtaling (Baritone), Lee Winston (Voice),
Scott Schiffer (Voice), Joan Peterson Krause (Soprano), Amy Butler (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Anthony Newman,  Mary J. Newman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua New York
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  College of Music at SUNY Purchase, NY 
Length: 78 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title