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Nyman: MGV Piano Concerto

Michael Nyman Audio CD
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  • Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Audio CD (1 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Michael Nyman
  • ASIN: B001K4E9SY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,282 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. 1st Region - Michael Nyman Band/Michael Nyman Orchestra
2. 2nd Region - Michael Nyman Band/Michael Nyman Orchestra
3. 3rd Region - Michael Nyman Band/Michael Nyman Orchestra
4. 4th Region - Michael Nyman Band/Michael Nyman Orchestra
5. 5th Region - Michael Nyman Band/Michael Nyman Orchestra
6. The Beach - Kathryn Stott/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
7. The Woods - Kathryn Stott/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
8. The Hut - Kathryn Stott/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
9. The Release - Kathryn Stott/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Product Description

MGV (Music a Grande Vitesse) - The Piano Concerto / Michael Nyman Band - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Kathryn Stott, solo piano - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Musique a grande beauté, more like it 28 Aug 2012
By Andrew Sutherland VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Seldom do I ever get along to listening to the final few tracks on this CD that cover Nyman's Piano Concerto... not because of any dislike of that work but simply because the first 5 tracks on the CD comprise Nyman's MGV (Musique à Grand Vitesse - High-Speed Music), a 26 minute work so terrifically enjoyable that as soon as it's finished, I normally find myself heading straight back to the start to go through it all over again. It was commissioned for the launch of the TGV Paris-Lille train line and that's reflected in the way its 5 movements (`Regions') open up, supposedly like five interlinked train rides that together make up a continuous journey. The music is surging and propulsive but seems constantly to be shifting mood, as if depicting the changing scenery rushing by. There's not really a distinct melody exactly, but there are recurrent rhythms and lots of repeated phrasing and each Region seems to contain various fragments of the big, fantastic chorale-like melody that arrives fully in the 5th (final) Region, where the opening theme returns, only this time in a frenetic blaze of sidedrums and the whole thing makes total, beautiful sense. My favourite Nyman composition (in spades); the 5th Movement in particular is among the most immersive, stirring 5 minutes of musical composition in my record collection.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Simply amazing!
Technical, brilliant, exciting, emotional, colourful, relentless, mosaic, new, mathematical, patterns, buzzing.

Makes me tearfully energised every time.

I also watched the Ballet to this piece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase! 15 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've only recently started listening to Nyman, so I bought this CD on a bit of a whim.... but I'm so glad that I did... it's terrific! Nyman is such a clever composer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and different 10 Jan 2011
By Thyme
Format:Audio CD
The mgv was written for the inauguration of the french tgv train and the piece speedily goes through many different landscapes until coming to a rest at its final destination. It is certainly a powerful piece of music that still isn't too modern in its sound.
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