Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more

Michael Nyman

Michael Nyman

This article is about the composer/musician Michael Nyman. For his eponymous album, see Michael Nyman (1981 album).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.Studio albumsDecay Music (Obscure, 1976)Michael Nyman (Piano, 1981)The Draughtsman's Contract (Charisma, 1982)The Kiss and Other Movements (Editions EG, 1985)A Zed & Two Noughts (That's Entertainment, 1985)The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (CBS, 1987)Drowning by Numbers (Venture, 1988)La Traversée de Paris (Criterion, 1989)The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Venture, 1989)String Quartets 1–3 (Argo, 1991)Prospero's Books (Decca, 1991)The Michael Nyman Songbook (Decca, 1992)Time Will Pronounce (Argo, 1993)The Piano (Venture, 1993)The Piano Concerto/MGV (Argo, 1994)Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs (Argo, 1995)After Extra Time (Venture, 1996)Concertos (EMI, 1997)The Suit and the Photograph (EMI, 1998)Facing Goya (Warner, 2002)Sangam: Michael Nyman Meets Indian Masters (Warner, 2003)Man and Boy: Dada (MN, 2005)Acts of Beauty/Exit no Exit (MN, 2006)Love Counts (MN, 2007)8 Lust Songs: I Sonetti Lussuriosi (MN, 2008)


Hot tracks

Michael Nyman - Nyman: The Piano - The Heart Asks Pleasure First

Nyman: The Piano - The Heart Asks Pleasure First