10 Interesting Michael Nyman Facts

Saturday, July 26th 2014. | People

Let me show you the interesting Michael Nyman Facts if you want to know the famous pianist and composer.  Nyman has created various kinds of operas, film scores, string quartets and concerti. He also creates Michael Nyman Band with some pieces of Chamber music. Find out other facts about Nyman by reading the following post below:

Michael Nyman Facts 1: winner

Nyman was the winner of Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2008.

Michael Nyman Facts 2: education

Nyman went to King’s College London before he was famous as a composer. Then he went to the Royal Academy of Music.

Michael Nyman Composer

Michael Nyman Composer

Michael Nyman Facts 3: family life

Nyman married to Aer Nyman.  Both of them had two daughters. One of his daughters, Molly Neiman became a famous composer.

Michael Nyman Facts 4: operas

There are various kinds of operas that Nyman had created. You can listen to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Facing Goya, and Boy: Dada, Love Counts.

Michael Nyman Facts

Michael Nyman Facts

Michael Nyman Facts 5: The Piano

The Piano was the movie created by the director Jane Campion in 1993.  Nyman was linked with the movie after he composed the critically acclaim soundtracks for the movie.

Michael Nyman Facts 6: date of birth

Nyman was born on 23 March 1944 in Stratford, London with the full name Michael Laurence Nyman. He was famous not only as a composer and pianist for minimalist music. He was also a musicologist and librettist.  His family was a secular Jewish furrier.

Michael Nyman Musician

Michael Nyman Musician

Michael Nyman Facts 7: Howard Carr Memorial Prize

In July 1964, Michael Nyman was the winner of Howard Carr Memorial Prize for a music composition. Find out another great composer in Jean Michel Jarre  facts.

Michael Nyman Facts 8: folk song

He wanted to study about folk song when was he was in Romania from 1965 to 1966.  His decision was supported by British Council bursary.

Michael Nyman Pic

Michael Nyman Pic

Michael Nyman Facts 9: Peter Greenaway

Nyman had created some major soundtracks for the movie director, Peter Greenaway. Some scores by  Nyman include Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber in A Zed and Two Noughts, Henry Purcell in The Draughtsman’s Contract and The Cook, John Dowland in Prospero’s Books.

Michael Nyman Facts 10: children’s television series

Nyman also created music score for Titch. It was a children television series created based on the book illustrated and written by Pat Hutchins.

Michael Nyman

Michael Nyman

In 1974, Nyman published Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond. This book explored the influence of classical composers. Do you want to share other ideas on facts about Michael Nyman?

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