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Michael Nyman: Soundtracks

Nyman,Michael
Release Date: 10/27/2009 
Label:  Mn / Michael Nyman   Catalog #: 202  
Composer:  Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman BandMichael Nyman OrchestraCapital Voices
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Michael Nyman's score for Jane Campion's 1993 film The Piano is one of the most successful film soundtracks of all time. The film itself won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival in 1993 and went on to win several Oscars at the 1994 Academy Awards. The soundtrack of the film went on to become a multi-million seller. Perhaps surprisingly for music with such strong ties to its original source many of the pieces from The Piano were subsequently used in a variety of other settings in film, television and advertising making it some of the most performed/frequently heard orchestral music of the last twenty years. Nyman/Greenaway revisited is a collection of the most popular music from the five soundtracks provided by the composer Read more for Peter Greenaway's feature films from 1982 - 1991. Music from The Draughtsman's Contract, A Zed and Two Noughts, Drowning By Numbers, The Cook The Thief His Wife And Her Lover, & Prospero's Books is included. Working alongside director Laurence Dunmore, Nyman has composed the music for his latest film - The Libertine. The film is a version of the celebrated Stephen Jeffreys play and stars Johnny Depp, John Malkovich and Samantha Morton. It tells the story of the 17th century Earl of Rochester (Depp), his friendship with King of England Charles II (Malkovich) and his affair with actress Elizabeth Barry (Morton). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Piano by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993 
2.
The Draughtsman's Contract: An eye for optical theory by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
3.
The Draughtsman's Contract: Queen of the night by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
4.
The Draughtsman's Contract: Chasing sheep is best left to shepherds by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
5.
A Zed and Two Noughts: Car Crash by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
6.
A Zed and Two Noughts: Time Lapse by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
7.
A Zed and Two Noughts: Vermeer's Wife by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
8.
Drowning by Numbers: Wheelbarrow Walk by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; England 
9.
Drowning by Numbers: Fish Beach by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; England 
10.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover: Memorial by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; England 
11.
Prospero's Books: Come unto these yellow sands by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; England 
12.
Prospero's Books: Prospero's Curse by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; England 
13.
Prospero's Books: Miranda by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; England 
14.
The Libertine by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Nyman Orchestra,  Capital Voices
Period: 20th Century 

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