The Piano Archive
“British, Now!” (Works of BRITTEN, BERKELEY, BRYARS & NYMAN) – Dogma Ch. Orch./Mikhail Gurewitsch – Audio Max
A nice chamber orchestra disc in surround of British music from four composers. “British, Now!” BRITTEN: Simple Sym.; BERKELEY: Antiphone for Strings; BRYARS: In Nomine; NYMAN: When Ingrid Met Capa – Dogma Ch. Orch./ Mikhail Gurewitsch – Audio Max (D&G) 912 1944-6, 48:52 multichannel SACD [4/29/16] (2+2+2) ****: This enjoyable program was inspired by the […]
Francesco Di Fiore, “Pianosequenza – Piano Music in Film” – Music by NYMAN, DI FIORE, GLASS, TIERSEN & SUSMAN – Zefir
Very pleasant and uncomplicated; you may want to go discover the films.
A double-billing: a live concert by Nyman’s band plus a documentary “portrait” of the minimalist composer.
Nice follow-up for those in the know.
An exceptionally artistic film that gets into some emotions not often seen on the screen, and with a mute main character.
The composer who is credited with coining the term “minimalist” certainly is.
MICHAEL NYMAN: In Re Don Giovanni; Knowing the Ropes; Trysting Fields; Wedding Tango; Come Unto These Yellow Sands; If; Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds: The Heart Asks Pleasure First; Miranda; WOJTAROWICZ: Silence – Nyman/Motion Trio – Nyman
Message and medium are separate issues in this unusual collection of Nyman tunes.