Michael Nyman - The Piano Sings

Favourites from 'The Piano' and 'The End of the Affair' complete this collection from the popular film composer

Composer: Michael Nyman
Repertoire: The Piano Sings
Artists: Michael Nyman
Rating: 4/5
Genre: Instrumental
Label: MN Records MNRCD 103

There seem to be two Michael Nymans. One is dissonant and the other melodic; and this is definitely the latter. This disc contains a series of solo piano recordings played by the composer featuring music originally recorded for film soundtracks from 1993 to 2003. It includes his most famous film score The Piano but I was very pleasantly surprised by the entire album, particularly ‘Diary of Love’ from The End of the Affair, which opens and closes the CD.