Michael Nyman

The Zoo Duet - Michael Nyman: Music For Two Pianos (2004) [Repost]

The Zoo Duet - Michael Nyman: Music For Two Pianos (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 186 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD506 | 00:56:40

Released shortly after the composer's 60th birthday, this album from The Zoo Duet presents works that deserve to be better known. Taking a line for a second walk is vintage Nyman, conceived originally as an orchestral work for Houston Ballet in 1966 and transcribed for two amplified pianos without any loss of its hypnotic intensity. Water Dances began life as music for Peter Greenaway's film Making A Splash and receives its premiere recording in its five-movement form on this disc. (Music Week)
Michael Nyman - The Piano: Original Music From The Film (1993) [Reissue 2015] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Michael Nyman - The Piano: Original Music From The Film (1993) [Reissue 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 59:57 minutes | Scans included | 1,64 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,16 GB

This crossover hit, the soundtrack to Jane Campion's film, is subtle, pretty, and just a little bit bland. Nyman keeps the theatrics to a minimum, crafting an evocative work that manages to be both personal and universal. He also lets the music run its course, never pushing or cutting off a piece until it says what it needs to. A towering commercial achievement from a decidedly non-commercial artist.
Marie Angel, Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman: 8 Lust Songs (I Sonetti Lussuriosi) (2008) (Repost)

Marie Angel, Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman: 8 Lust Songs (I Sonetti Lussuriosi) (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 45:26 | 281 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: MN Records | Catalog: MNRCD 114

Michael Nyman's 8 Lust Songs comes with a Parental Advisory warning for explicit content, but the songs are in Italian, so only a small number of Italian speakers in the English-speaking world will have the opportunity to be offended (unless, of course, you read the translations in the booklet). Nyman describes the settings of these explicit sixteenth century poems by Pietro Aretino – essentially bedroom dialogues between lovers – as a natural progression in his work, which, since his days as a student, has frequently been concerned with sex.
John Lenehan - Michael Nyman: The Piano Concerto & Where the Bee Dances (1998)

John Lenehan - Michael Nyman: The Piano Concerto & Where the Bee Dances (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 47:08 | 269 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.554168

This isn’t the best recording of The Piano Concerto. Despite the fact that, for me at least, John Lenehan has always been the definitive Nyman pianist other than the composer himself, Stott’s interpretation has more vigour and Lawson’s more musicality. Lenehan’s performance is also muddied by the recording’s vague acoustic, a particularly telling problem for die-hard Nymaniacs who have grown up with the crisp, punchy, quasi-rock production style entirely appropriate to Nyman’s music and a trademark since his work with David Cunningham in the early 1980s.
Royal Liverpool PO, Kathryn Stott, Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman: The Piano Concerto; MGV (1994)

Michael Nyman - The Piano Concerto; MGV (1994)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Kathryn Stott (piano)
Michael Nyman Band and Orchestra; Michael Nyman (piano & conductor)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Argo/Decca | # 443 382-2 | 00:59:03

The Piano Concerto/MGV is the 23rd album by Michael Nyman, released in 1994. It contains two compositions, The Piano Concerto and MGV. The first is performed by Kathryn Stott and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Nyman, and the second is performed by the Michael Nyman Band and Orchestra with Michael Nyman at the piano.
The Piano Concerto is based entirely on material selected from the soundtrack for Jane Campion’s film The Piano. It is a single movement work in four phases. 3 of them feature 18th and 19th century popular Scottish song tunes, which formed the basis of Ada’s music in the film. MGV (Musique à Grand Vitesse) was commissioned by the Lille Festival, France. It was first performed on 26th September 1993 for the inauguration of the TGV North-European line.

Michael Nyman - The Essential Michael Nyman Band - (1992)  Music

Posted by juanchito at May 13, 2017
Michael Nyman - The Essential Michael Nyman Band - (1992)

Michael Nyman - The Essential Michael Nyman Band - (1992)
EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 01:07:00 | 353.5 MB
Genre: Classical, Minimalism, Soundtrack | Label: Argo
Michael Nyman - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover: Soundtrack To The Film By Peter Greenaway (1989) [Re-Up]

Michael Nyman - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Soundtrack To The Film By Peter Greenaway

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Avant-Garde, Minimalism | Label: Venture | # DBEBN 55(4) | Time: 00:40:24

For this, his seventh soundtrack for director Peter Greenaway, Nyman deftly orchestrates a mix of strings, horns, and voices to produce another of his fetching and romantic minimalist backdrops. The opening "Memorial" is the highlight of the lot and drives along with stuttering saxophones, an insistent string arrangement, elegiac brass solos, and the soaring vocals of soprano Sarah Leonard (Leonard would be featured on a large part of the Prospero's Books soundtrack). The piece was originally inspired by a 1985 Belgian soccer match tragedy, in which 39 Italian fans were killed. Nyman utilized a death march in his earlier Greenaway collaboration, Drowning by Numbers, and revives the scheme to great effect here for what would become the main theme of The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. Nyman contrasts the piece's climatic quality with two relatively sedate yet brooding numbers.

Michael Nyman - Michael Nyman And "The Tempest" (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 11, 2016
Michael Nyman - Michael Nyman And "The Tempest" (2016)

Michael Nyman - Michael Nyman And "The Tempest"
Soundtrack, Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 127:16 min | 310 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: MN Records | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2016

For the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, MN Records present two recordings of works by Michael Nyman based on The Tempest, the film score to ‘Prospero’s Books’ and the opera ‘Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs’.
Jeroen van Veen - Michael Nyman: Complete Piano Music (2016) 2 CDs

Jeroen van Veen - Michael Nyman: Complete Piano Music (2016) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 290 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95112 | Time: 01:50:45

Michael Nyman (born 1944) is one of the most famous and successful film music composers of our time. His music, although inextricably connected with the visual action of a film, has the quality to stand on its own, to evoke and express the visual emotions in sounds only. Nyman’s most famous film score is of the film “The Piano” , becoming an instant hit. Its openness and its deceptively simple musical lines appealed to a mass audience. The music featured on this recording is either originally written for piano or arranged by the composer himself. Minimal Music champion Jeroen van Veen has been fascinated by Nyman’s music his whole life, and the recording of it was a logical step. He is the ideal interpreter of this seductive, mind opening music.

Michael Nyman - War Work: Eight Songs with Film (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 3, 2016
Michael Nyman - War Work: Eight Songs with Film (2015)

Michael Nyman - War Work: Eight Songs with Film (2015)
Michael Nyman Band; Hilary Summers, contralto

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 417 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Michael Nyman Records | # MNRCD138 | Time: 01:07:40

The 'Eight Songs' are essentially a song cycle presented in two groups of 4: the first group preceded by 4 instrumental movements and the second by 6. The texts were written by World War 1 poets all of whom, apart from the English painter-poet David Bomberg, lost their lives during the war. The songs take their starting point from the title of a series of poems by the French poet Gaston de Ruyter (who was shot down in his planes as late as 7 October 1918): ‘Chansons vieilles sur d’autres airs’ (‘Old songs to other tunes’). The ‘chansons vieilles’ are the poems by English, French, German and Hungarian poets (all sung in their original languages apart from ‘Csak Egy Eiszkara…..’ and the ‘autres airs’ are by English, French, German, Austro-Hungarian, Polish and Italian composers of the 17th and 19th centuries.