Newman: Nicole And The Trial Of The Century

Release Date: 1/25/2000
Label: Albany
Catalog Number: 351
Composer: Anthony Newman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Antiqua New York
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
For three decades, the multi-gifted Anthony Newman has been in the public eye as one of America's leading organists and harpsichordists, and as a Bach specialist, composer, teacher, and scholar. About this world premiere recording Mr. Newman says, "The work is dedicated to the memory of Nicole Brown Simpson, and written as a statement against the spousal abuse of women. From the mountain of trial transcripts, as well as books and articles written about Nicole and O.J. Simpson, Raoul Cansino and I have written a libretto in 2 acts: the first tragic, the second comic. The individual songs are introduced by a speaker /reciter, accompanied by timpani, much in the manner of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex. The recording presents a chamber version of this work, with the trial scene curtailed to accomodate the time constraints of a single CD." And the brilliant American composer, Lukas Foss has commented: "Nicole, an amazing musical in the Baroque style! No one recreates the Baroque with Mr. Newman's ease and musicality, modernizing it at the same time. A stunning creative achievement, and the perfect cross-over to the 21st century. Bravo!" 034061036326 Albany Records TROY 363 "BAZELON, Irwin
Works on This Recording
1. Nicole and the Trial of the Century by Anthony Newman
Performer: Marc Heller (Tenor), Susan Lewis (Soprano), Paul Houghtaling (Baritone), Scott Schiffer (Voice), Joan Peterson Krause (Soprano), Melissa Fathman (Soprano), Malinda Haslett (Soprano), Lee Winston (Voice), Lee Winston (Spoken Vocals), Paul Houghtaling (Bass Baritone), Amy Butler (Mezzo Soprano), Steven Tharp (Tenor), Daniel Pincus (Tenor), David Ossenfort (Tenor), Joel Frederiksen (Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Antiqua New York
Period: 20th Century
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