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Chasing Pianos - Michael Nyman / Valentina Lisitsa


Release Date: 04/08/2014 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002013502   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A coming together of two artists with enormous followings – Valentina Lisitsa, with her dazzling artistry and hundreds of thousands of followers on YouTube, and Michael Nyman, with his hugely popular film soundtracks.

This release, in the year of Nyman’s 70th birthday, features tracks from his multi-award-winning score for the 1993 smash hit film The Piano Acclaimed for his music’s innovation, punchy simplicity and universal appeal, Nyman, during his career as a music critic, coined the term ‘minimalism’ for an emergent musical genre – one to which he would make extensive contributions in many of his early scores and inspire a vast global audience.

Valentina Lisitsa enters into the spirit of The Piano by
Read more re-creating the iconic image of the piano on the beach for the album’s cover. The disc is packed full with 77 minutes of material, full of irresistible energy. The album includes all ten solo piano transcriptions from The Piano, together on one album for the first time.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Wonderland: Jack by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999 
2.
The Piano: The mood that passes through by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
3.
The Piano: The Heart Asks for Pleasure First by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
4.
The Piano: The Embrace by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
5.
The Piano: The attraction of the pedalling ankle by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
6.
The Piano: Silver-Fingered Fling by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
7.
The Piano: Lost and Found by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
8.
The Piano: Here to There by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
9.
The Piano: Deep sleep playing by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
10.
The Piano: Big My Secret by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993 
11.
The Piano: All Imperfect Things by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
12.
The Draughtsman's Contract: Chasing sheep is best left to shepherds by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
13.
The Diary of Anne Frank: Why by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995 
14.
The Diary of Anne Frank: The Schoolroom by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995 
15.
The Diary of Anne Frank: If by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995 
16.
The Diary of Anne Frank: Goodbye Moortie by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1995 
17.
The Diary of Anne Frank: Candlefire by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995 
18.
The Claim: The exchange by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
19.
Man With A Movie Camera: Odessa Beach by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
20.
Gattaca: The Departure by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
21.
End of the Affair: Diary of Love by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999 
22.
Drowning by Numbers, film score: Sheep 'n Tides by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1984 
23.
Carrington, film score: Fly Drive by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
24.
A Zed and Two Noughts: Time Lapse by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
25.
Wonderland: Bill by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Valentina Lisitsa (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1999 

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