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BBC Proms 2009
From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
Now best known for his soundtracks to such movies as The Piano, Gattaca and Wonderland, Michael Nyman started out as a musicologist, editing scores by Handel and Purcell. Nyman makes his Proms debut with his band performing selections from some of his best-known scores and the world premiere of a piece specially commissioned by the BBC for this concert.
Anu Komsi (soprano)
Michael Nyman Band
Michael Nyman (director/piano)
Michael Nyman: The Draughtsman's Contract (excerpts); The Musicologist Scores (BBC commission: world premiere); Blume; Psalm (Six Celan Songs); Memorial (The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover).
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