Anthony Newman

Biography

Born: May 12, 1941; Los Angeles, CA  
While Anthony Newman has worn many hats on the musical stage, he is best known as an organist, especially for his interpretations of the works of Bach. In recent years, he has attracted considerable attention as a fortepianist; his 1989 recording of the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto received a Recording of the Year award from Stereo Review. He has concertized widely, often performing his own works, and has recorded for many labels, with about Read more 140 total releases by the end of the twentieth century.

Newman demonstrated remarkable musical talent in his childhood, and as a teen studied piano in Paris with Alfred Cortot and composition with Nadia Boulanger. He also took instruction on organ from Pierre Cochereau. Upon completion of his studies in France he received a Diplôme Supérieur from the École Normale de Musique, which carried special recognition from Cortot. Newman returned to the United States in the late 1950s and enrolled at the Mannes College of Music, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1962.

Up to this point, Newman's musical education had largely been centered upon the keyboard, but in the early 1960s he began to focus more on composition, taking up studies with Leon Kirchner and Luciano Berio at Harvard University. But he also continued his efforts in the keyboard realm, working with pianist Edith Oppens. In 1963 he graduated from Harvard with a master's degree, and shortly afterward enrolled at Boston University for further study. After receiving his doctorate (1966) from that institution, he gave his first major concert when he appeared at Carnegie Hall with a pedal harpsichord recital. Newman joined the faculty at the Juilliard School of Music in New York in 1968. He also turned his attention to conducting, at first serving as an assistant to Noah Greenburg, director of the New York Pro Musica choral ensemble, and then founding his own period-instrument group, the Brandenburg Collegium.

In 1973, Newman left Juilliard and two years later joined the faculty at the State University of New York at Purchase. He taught master classes at the Indiana University School of Music from 1978 to 1981. During these years he remained active as a soloist and conductor -- and as a composer. On October 26, 1979, his Violin Concerto was premiered in Indianapolis. In the 1980s, Newman made numerous appearances on the concert and recital stages and turned out a spate of recordings as his multiplicity of talents won him wide public recognition. Two major compositions appeared toward the latter part of the decade, his 1987 Symphony for Strings and Percussion and his Sinfonia: On Fallen Heroes (1988).

By the 1990s, Newman was easily among the best-known organists in the world, and his efforts on the fortepiano and harpsichord were garnering accolades as well. He appeared as soloist in his Organ Concerto with the New Jersey Symphony in the work's February 1994 premiere. Newman has recorded for numerous record labels over the years, including Sony, Infinity Digital, Albany, Vox, Helicon, and Newport Classic. He has guest conducted many important ensembles, typically showing a preference for the chamber-sized groups such as the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He remains active as a composer in many genres, including vocal, piano, and chamber music. He is currently music director at St. Matthew's Church in Bedford, New York. Newman is also the founder of Hands On Outreach, a White Plains (N.Y.) organization that helps the poor. Read less
Browse 1-19 of 19 Available Recordings
  • 1.
    Vivaldi: Four Seasons / Cho-liang Lin [blu-ray Audio]
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 16 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Anthony Newman,  Lin Cho-Liang
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Sejong Soloists
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    Vivaldi: Oboe Concertos / Klein, Newman, New Brandenburg Collegium
    Label: Cedille Records   Catalog: 7003 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Alex Klein
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Brandenburg Collegium
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    The Essential Wynton Marsalis
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 709579 Release Date: 07/10/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jeremiah Clarke,  Jean Joseph Mouret,  Henry Purcell,  John Stanley  ... 
    Performer:  Wynton Marsalis,  William Bennett,  Neil Black,  Lin Cho-Liang  ... 
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman,  Raymond Leppard,  John Nelson,  Esa-Pekka Salonen  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Vivaldi: Four Seasons / Cho-liang Lin, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557920 Release Date: 11/21/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Anthony Newman,  Lin Cho-Liang
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Sejong Soloists
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    The Knot Collection Of Ceremony & Wedding Music
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 92826 Release Date: 05/02/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stanley,  Henry Purcell,  George Frideric Handel,  Aaron Copland  ... 
    Performer:  Wynton Marsalis,  Edward Carroll,  William Neil,  Yo-Yo Ma  ... 
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman,  Edward Carroll,  Michael Tilson Thomas,  Richard Kapp  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Chamber Soloists of Washington,  Utah Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    The Wynton Marsalis Collection
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 77137 Release Date: 01/24/2006   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  John Stanley,  Anonymous,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Wynton Marsalis,  Charles Tunnell,  Lin Cho-Liang,  Ian Watson  ... 
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman,  Raymond Leppard,  John Nelson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Orchestra of St. Luke's
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    Mostly Mozart
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 72884 Release Date: 04/05/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Robert Casadesus
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman,  George Szell
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg Collegium
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    Expanded Edition - Wynton Marsalis - The London Concert
    Label: Sony Classical Masterworks   Catalog: 93084 Release Date: 02/24/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Michael Haydn,  Johann Friedrich Fasch,  Johann Nepomuk Hummel  ... 
    Performer:  Wynton Marsalis
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman,  Raymond Leppard
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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    The Ultimate Classical Christmas Album Of All Time
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 87771 Release Date: 10/01/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Michael Praetorius,  Engelbert Humperdinck,  Arcangelo Corelli,  Agustín Barrios Mangoré  ... 
    Performer:  Frederica Von Stade,  John Williams,  Eileen Farrell,  Pinchas Zukerman  ... 
    Conductor:  André Previn,  Leonard Bernstein,  Richard Kapp,  Eugene Ormandy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Concert Choir,  American Boychoir,  New York Philharmonic  ... 
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  • 10.
    Newman: Requiem / Newman, Bachworks Orchestra And Chorus
    Label: Khaeon   Catalog: 600102 Release Date: 09/25/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anthony Newman
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Orchestra of Bachworks,  New York Chorus of Bachworks
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  • 11.
    Classical Hits / Brightman, Church, Ma, Pavarotti, Et Al
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 89702 Release Date: 09/11/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark O'Connor,  Tan Dun,  Carl Orff,  Leonard Bernstein  ... 
    Performer:  Mark O'Connor,  Edgar Meyer,  Yo-Yo Ma,  Joshua Bell  ... 
    Conductor:  Tan Dun,  John T. Williams,  David Zinman,  Herbert von Karajan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Shanghai Symphony Orchestra,  Shanghai Percussion Ensemble,  Tanglewood Festival Chorus  ... 
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  • 12.
    On Fallen Heroes - Newman: Orchestral Works / Ny Arts
    Label: Newport Classic   Catalog: 60140 Release Date: 01/05/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anthony [16th C.] Newman,  Anthony Newman
    Performer:  John Dexter,  Robert Fertita,  Christopher Lewis
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Arts Orchestra
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    Newman: Nicole And The Trial Of The Century
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 351 Release Date: 01/25/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anthony Newman
    Performer:  David Ossenfort,  Melissa Fathman,  Malinda Haslett,  Susan Lewis  ... 
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman,  Mary J. Newman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua New York
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  • 14.
    Classic Wynton
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 60804 Release Date: 11/10/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stanley,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Niccolò Paganini,  Henri Tomasi  ... 
    Performer:  Wynton Marsalis,  Anthony Newman,  Judith Lynn Stillman,  Neil Black  ... 
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman,  Donald Hunsberger,  Esa-Pekka Salonen,  Raymond Leppard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Eastman Wind Ensemble,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Bach: Suite No. 2;  Telemann: Suite / Baker, Newman
    Label: Vox Allegretto   Catalog: 8194 Release Date: 09/29/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer:  Anthony Newman,  Julius Baker
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madeira Festival Orchestra
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    Take 2 - Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Symphonies 40 & 41
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 63272 Release Date: 09/02/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman,  Rafael Kubelik,  Jean-Claude Malgoire
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg Collegium Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy
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  • 17.
    Age Of Elegance - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 62369 Release Date: 05/14/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Henry Purcell,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Naoko Yoshino,  Claire Guimond,  Barthold Kuijken,  Edward Carroll  ... 
    Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen,  Anthony Newman,  Jeanne Lamon,  Michael Tilson Thomas  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stockholm Chamber Orchestra,  Brandenburg Collegium Orchestra,  Tafelmusik  ... 
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  • 18.
    In Gabriel's Garden / Wynton Marsalis, Newman, English Co
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 66244 Release Date: 05/14/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stanley,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Giuseppe Torelli,  Marc-Antoine Charpentier  ... 
    Performer:  Wynton Marsalis,  Ian Watson,  Charles Tunnell,  Neil Black  ... 
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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    Schumann: Piano Concerto, Etc / Lorango, Newman, Etc
    Label: Newport Classic   Catalog: 60034 Release Date: 09/29/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Thomas Lorango
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Brandenburg Collegium
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