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NYMAN: Soundtracks (3 CDs)

NYMAN: Soundtracks (3 CDs)

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This box set contains three CDs that are also available separately from MN Records: MNRCD107 The Piano MNRCD106 Nyman and Greenaway Revisited MNRCD104 The Libertine

Michael Nyman's score for Jane Campion's 1993 film The Piano is one of the most successful film soundtracks of all time. The film itself won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival in 1993 and went on to win several Oscars at the 1994 Academy Awards. The soundtrack of the film went on to become a multi-million seller. Perhaps surprisingly for music with such strong ties to its original source many of the pieces from The Piano were subsequently used in a variety of other settings in film, television and advertising making it some of the most performed/frequently heard orchestral music of the last twenty years.

Nyman/Greenaway revisited is a collection of the most popular music from the five soundtracks provided by the composer for Peter Greenaway's feature films from 19821991. Music from The Draughtsman's Contract, A Zed and Two Noughts, Drowning By Numbers, The Cook The Thief His Wife And Her Lover, and Prospero's Books is featured.

Working alongside director Laurence Dunmore, Nyman has composed the music for his latest film The Libertine. The film is a version of the celebrated Stephen Jeffrey's play and stars Johnny Depp, John Malkovich and Samantha Morton. It tells the story of the 17th century Earl of Rochester (Depp), his friendship with King of England Charles II (Malkovich) and his affair with actress Elizabeth Barry (Morton).

The Heart Asks Pleasure First
To the Edge of the Earth
A Wild and Distant Shore
The Promise
Here to There
Big My Secret
Silver-fingered Fling
Lost and Found
The Embrace
The Mood That Passes Through You
All Imperfect Things
The Wounded
Dreams of a Journey
The Heart Asks Pleasure First / The Promise
An Eye for Optical Theory
Queen of the Night
Chasing Sheep Is Best Left to Shepherds
Car Crash
Time Lapse
Vermeer's Wife
Trysting Fields/Sheep'n'tides
Wheelbarrow Walk
Fish Beach
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover: Memorial
Come Unto These Tellow Sands
Prospero's Curse
History of the Insipid
Upon Drinking in a Bowl
Impromptu On an English Court
Upon Nothing
The Maimed Debauchee
The Wish
The Submission
A Ramble in St James's Park
The Mistress
Signior Dildo
Against Constancy
My Lord All-pride
The Imperfect Enjoyment
A Satire Against Reason
Rochester's Farewell
A Satire Against Mankind
Upon Leaving His Mistress

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