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Michael Nyman

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A Neat Slice of Tango (1)
A Zed and Two Noughts (4)
Balancing the Books (arr. Richard Boothby) (1)
Carrington (2)
De L'hotel de la ville a la Concorde (2)
Drowing by numbers (2)
Drowning By Numbers (1)
Eight Sketches in Hunan Accent (1)
Enemy Zero (1)
» Love
For John Cage (1)
Fourths, mostly (1)
Gattaca (1)
Harpsichord Concerto (1)
Lady in the red hat (2)
Man with a Movie Camera (1)
Miserere Paraphrase (1)
Music after a While (1)
No Time in Eternity (1)
On the Fiddle (1)
Polish Song (1)
Prospero's Books (1)
Self-laudatory hymn of Inanna and her omnipotence (2)
Shaping the Curve (1)
Songs for Tony (1)
String Quartet no.2 (arr. for saxophones) (1)
String Quartet no.2 (1)
» III
» II
» I
Taking a Line for a Second Walk (1)
Taking it as Read (1)
Tango (1)
The Claim (1)
The Diary of Anne Frank (5)
» If
» Why
The Draughtsman's Contract (3)
The End of the Affair (1)
The Heart Asks Pleasure First (2)
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1)
The Piano Concerto (1)
The Piano (5)
The Water Dances (1)
When Ingrid met Capa (1)
Where the Bee Dances (3)
Wonderland (1)
» Bill
» Debbie
» Jack
Yamamoto Perpetuo for solo violin (1)

Michael Laurence Nyman, CBE (born 23 March 1944) is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for the many film scores he wrote during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway, and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion's The Piano. His operas include The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Letters, Riddles and Writs, Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs, Facing Goya, Man and Boy: Dada, Love Counts, and Sparkie: Cage and Beyond, and he has written six concerti, four string quartets, and many other chamber works, many for his Michael Nyman Band, with and without whom he tours as a performing pianist. Nyman stated that he prefers to write opera rather than other sorts of music.

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Recent Nyman releases

Nyman - Yamamoto Perpetuo
Nyman - Yamamoto Perpetuo

£10.35

(Supertrain Records)

20th-Century Harpsichord Concertos
20th-Century Harpsichord Concertos

£12.56

(Cedille Records)

A Minimal Sax: Glass, Nyman, Reich, Torke
A Minimal Sax: Glass, Nyman, Reich, Torke

£6.26

(Brilliant Classics)

Jess Gillam: Rise
Jess Gillam: Rise

£12.15

(Decca)

Vanessa Wagner: Inland (Vinyl LP)
Vanessa Wagner: Inland (Vinyl LP)

£26.96

(Infine Music)

Vanessa Wagner: Inland
Vanessa Wagner: Inland

£12.56

(Infine Music)

Tangos for Yvar
Tangos for Yvar

£12.56

(Grand Piano)

If: Music by Nyman & Purcell
If: Music by Nyman & Purcell

£9.41

(Signum)