Michael Nyman - The Piano Concerto; MGV (1994)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Kathryn Stott (piano)
Michael Nyman Band and Orchestra; Michael Nyman (piano & conductor)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:03
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Argo/Decca | # 443 382-2
The Piano Concerto/MGV is the 23rd album by Michael Nyman, released in 1994. It contains two compositions, The Piano Concerto and MGV. The first is performed by Kathryn Stott and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Nyman, and the second is performed by the Michael Nyman Band and Orchestra with Michael Nyman at the piano.
The Piano Concerto is based entirely on material selected from the soundtrack for Jane Campion’s film The Piano. It is a single movement work in four phases. 3 of them feature 18th and 19th century popular Scottish song tunes, which formed the basis of Ada’s music in the film. MGV (Musique à Grand Vitesse) was commissioned by the Lille Festival, France. It was first performed on 26th September 1993 for the inauguration of the TGV North-European line.