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Michael Nyman SANGAM - Michael Nyman meets Indian Masters
Michael Nyman Chamber Music Volume I Michael Nyman Chamber Music Volume II
Michael NYMAN COLLABORATIONS BOX SET (3CD) Michael NYMAN PIANO BOX SET (3CD)
The Piano Sings 2 Facing Goya - an opera in four acts composed by Michael Nyman with libretto by Victoria Hardie
COLLECTIONS - Film, Music, Photography VERTOV SOUNDS - The Composers Cut Series - Volume IV
Motion Trio and Michael Nyman McAlmont and Nyman: The Glare
MGV / The Piano Concerto 8 Lust Songs: I Sonetti Lussuriosi
MOZART 252 NYMAN BRASS
SIX CELAN SONGS / THE BALLAD OF KASTRIOT REXHEPI ACTS OF BEAUTY / EXIT NO EXIT
MAN AND BOY DADA THE PIANO SINGS
THE LIBERTINE THE DRAUGHTSMANS CONTRACT
NYMAN/GREENAWAY REVISITED - The Composers Cut Series - Volume THE PIANO - The Composers Cut Series - Volume III
LOVE COUNTS NYMAN - SONGS (3CD box set)
NYMAN - SOUNDTRACKS (3CD box set) NYMAN - OPERA (4CD box set)


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1 DIARY OF LOVE
2 IF
3 FRANKLYN
4 THE MORROW
5 JACK
6 THE HEART ASKS PLEASURE FIRST
7 BIG MY SECRET
8 DEBBIE
9 THE DEPARTURE
10 WHY
11 ODESSA BEACH
12 LOST AND FOUND
13 THE EXCHANGE
14 CANDLEFIRE
15 ALL IMPERFECT THINGS
16 DIARY OF LOVE (reprise)

Recorded in February 2005
The pictures in the CD, including the one of the CD cover are all taken by Michael Nyman.
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THE PIANO SINGS

As heard on BBC2 The Trip - Click on the ‘play button’ below to listen to a sample of ‘Diary of Love’.

THE PIANO SINGS
Music composed and performed by Michael Nyman
The Piano Sings is the title of the long-awaited album of solo piano recordings by Michael Nyman and the first release of the record label MN Records.

The Piano Sings features music originally recorded for film soundtracks from 1993 to 2003 including Gattaca, Wonderland, The Diary of Anne Frank, End of the Affair, The Claim, Man with a Movie Camera and The Piano. With their more familiar band and orchestral settings removed, the pieces return to a point echoing their origins. Nyman commented "all of my music starts out as piano music – much of it in song form, so the opportunity to get back to that essence appealed to me, hence the decision to make the album". The album deliberately focuses on the lyrical side of Nyman's piano laying, hence the title.

The Piano Sings presents Michael Nyman's most intimate recording to date, neatly encapsulating the qualities that have made his compositions loved by millions of listeners around the world. While the composer's piano playing is a central element of his touring band and a familiar sound to the many people who've bought & loved his albums, this is the first time he has devoted a complete recording to solo piano.

While the term "classical crossover" has become akin to a swear word in some quarters, Nyman's music has displayed an ability to reach a mass audience and cross over in the best sense – with no compromise expected on behalf of composer or listener.

The Piano Sings is the ideal album for both his large fanbase and the more occasional classical music buyer.
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Andy Findon, the flautist in the Nyman band.

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