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Michael Nyman: Facing Goya

Nyman,Michael / Angel / Bowe / Summers
Release Date: 05/10/2011 
Label:  Mn Records   Catalog #: 121   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michael Nyman
Performer:  Omar EbrahimMarie AngelHilary SummersHarry Nicoll,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Facing Goya puts science on the cultural stage through the music of Michael Nyman and the inspiration of one of the world's greatest painters. Facing Goya is a taut thriller that follows one woman's passionate search for the 18th Century Spanish artist Goya's missing skull. Her journey takes us into the dangerous world of racial stereotyping, gene therapy, cloning and humankind's follies as seen through Goya's paintings, etchings and captions. The idea for the opera arose from Michael Nyman's fascination with the insidious study of craniometry that developed in the 1870s. Goya was regarded as one of the greatest painters of his time. Buried in Bordeaux, legend has it that he asked friends to ensure his head was removed prior to burial to Read more prevent the early craniometrists and researchers of eugenics from getting hold of his brain. "Facing Goya asks the question 'if Goya's skull was found, and if indeed, Goya was cloned, what would happen?'" " "Sales Inventory Read less

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Facing Goya by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Omar Ebrahim (Baritone), Marie Angel (Soprano), Hilary Summers (Alto),
Harry Nicoll (Tenor), Winnie Böwe (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2002; England 
Date of Recording: 2001-02 
Length: 133 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 

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