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Michael Nyman: Piano

Nyman / Stott / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch
Release Date: 05/14/2013 
Label:  Mn Records   Catalog #: 206   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael NymanKathryn Stott
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 40 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Piano Sings was the first album released on MN Records and was Michael Nyman's most intimate recording to date. It neatly encapsulates the qualities that have made Nyman's compositions loved by millions of listeners around the world. The album features solo piano arrangements, performed by Michael, of music originally recorded for film soundtracks including Gattaca, Wonderland, The Diary of Anne Frank, End of the Affair and The Piano. Michael Nyman's score for Jane Campion's 1993 film The Piano is one of the most successful film soundtracks of all time. This concert suite, performed by The Michael Nyman Band, is an expanded form of the soundtrack that Nyman chose to record as his own definitive edition in the Abbey Road studios in April Read more 2005. Michael Nyman's Piano Concerto is based on material selected from the soundtrack for Jane Campion's film The Piano. MGV is one of the most exciting and inspiring pieces Michael Nyman has written. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Anne no nikki (The Diary of Anne Frank), film score by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1995 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2.
Gattaca: The Morrow by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3.
The Piano: The Heart Asks for Pleasure First by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
Date of Recording: 04/2005 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
4.
The Diary of Anne Frank: Why by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5.
To the edge of the earth, for piano & ensemble by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 04/2005 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
6.
A wild and distant shore, for piano & ensemble by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 04/2005 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
7.
Promise, for band by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1993 
Date of Recording: 04/2005 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
8.
The wounded, for piano & ensemble by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 04/2005 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
9.
Dreams of a journey, for piano & ensemble by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 04/2005 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
10.
MGV (Musique ŕ grande vitesee), for chamber group & orchestra by Michael Nyman
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Period: Modern 
Written: 1993 
Length: 25 Minutes 44 Secs. 
11.
The Piano Concerto by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Kathryn Stott (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Nyman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool 
Length: 32 Minutes 30 Secs. 
12.
Wonderland: Franklyn by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
13.
Wonderland: Jack by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
14.
Wonderland: Debbie by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
15.
If (from the film "The Diary of Anne Frank") by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
16.
Big My Secret, for piano & ensemble (from the film "The Piano") by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 02/2005 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
17.
The Departure, for piano & ensemble (from the film "Gattaca") by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
18.
Odessa Beach, for piano & ensemble (from the film "Man with a Movie Camera") by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
19.
Lost and Found, for piano & ensemble (from the film "The Piano") by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 04/2005 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
20.
The Exchange, for piano & ensemble (from the film "The Claim") by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
21.
Candlefire, for piano & ensemble (from the film "The Diary of Anne Frank") by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
22.
All Imperfect Things, for piano & ensemble (from the film "The Piano") by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 04/2005 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
23.
Diary of Love, for piano & ensemble (from the film "The End of the Affair") by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
24.
Here to there, for piano & ensemble (from the film "The Piano") by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 04/2005 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
25.
Silver-fingered fling, for piano & ensemble (from the film "The Piano") by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 08/2005 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
26.
The Embrace, for piano & ensemble (from the film "The Piano") by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 04/2005 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
27.
The Mood That Passes Through You, for piano & ensemble (from the film "The Piano") by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 08/2005 
Venue:  Whitfield Street studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 

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