- Nyman is also the author of four string quartets, six concerti, and several chamber works. Today, he mostly spends his time as a performing pianist. Famous Composers
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He has written six concerti, five string quartets, and many other chamber works, many for his Michael Nyman Band. He is also a performing pianist. He is also a performing pianist. Nyman prefers to write opera over other forms of music.
The Michael Nyman Band celebrate their 40th birthday throughout 2017; performing at many events and festivals.. Programmes will includes music from The Draughtsman’s Contract, Drowning By Numbers, Prospero’s Books and Memorial (the stunning climax to The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover), as well as Bird List Song from Peter Greenaway’s early experimental film The Falls, and ...
Nyman's four string quartets are the subject of chapter 7 in Pwyll ap Siôn's The Music of Michael Nyman: Texts, Contexts, and Intertexts. The album is the first of several recordings of the Nyman string quartets.
Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Michael Nyman: String Quartets 2, 3 & 4; If & Why - Lyric Quartet on AllMusic - 2002
The two versions are very similar, there is no clear-cut superiority of one over the other, but given the Balanescu's Quartet long association with Nyman and the fact that they premiered the Second and Third Quartets, and also because the Lyric Quartet doesn't play the Fourth Quartet complete, the Argo disc is to be preferred, and may be complemented with the complete recording of the 4th SQ by the Camilli Quartet, British Composers: Nyman - String Quartet 4.
Another great post-Minimalist, Michael Nyman is most widely known for his film music (most famously The Piano). In this collection of three of his four quartets to date and miscellaneous...
Smith Quartet (MN Records)