CD of the week: Michael Nyman Piano Collection

This week's choice is a new CD of piano works by Michael Nyman.

Composer Michael Nyman is among the most critically acclaimed of contemporary British composers due to his innovative approach music for film. This latest release is a recording of his haunting works for solo piano, beautifully performed by Ksenia Bashmet, daughter of acclaimed viola player Yuri Bashmet. Included is music from the Diary of Anne Frank, The End of the Affair and, of course, The Piano.

Moscow-born Ksenia trained at the Moscow State Conservatory and has performed as a soloist all over the world, including the USA, Japan and Israel.

Jamie Crick will be sitting in for Simon Bates this week; join him for music from this CD every day, just after 10am.