Michael Nyman

1944 - Today

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Michael Laurence Nyman, CBE (born 23 March 1944) is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for numerous film scores (many written during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway), and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion's The Piano. He has written a number of operas, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat; Letters, Riddles and Writs; Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs; Facing Goya; Man and Boy: Dada; Love Counts; and Sparkie: Cage and Beyond. He has written six concerti, five string quartets, and many other chamber works, many for his Michael Nyman Band. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Nyman has received more than 564,632 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Michael Nyman is the 345th most popular composer (up from 347th in 2019), the 1,033rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,008th in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Composer.

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Among composers, Michael Nyman ranks 345 out of 1,228Before him are André Campra, Frank Martin, Jan Ladislav Dussek, Riccardo Broschi, Ignaz Pleyel, and Hugo Riemann. After him are Mauricio Kagel, Pierre de la Rue, Alexander Agricola, György Kurtág, Antonio Lotti, and Giovanni Bottesini.

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Among people born in 1944, Michael Nyman ranks 93Before him are Gary Busey, W. G. Sebald, Claudia Mori, Mairead Maguire, Killing of Peter Fechter, and Ren Zhengfei. After him are Antonio Damasio, Karl Jenkins, Maria João Pires, Askar Akayev, Leila Khaled, and Harold Ramis.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Nyman ranks 1,033 out of 6,924Before him are Billy Idol (1955), William Booth (1829), Edmund Leighton (1852), John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718), Lord Alfred Douglas (1870), and Roddy McDowall (1928). After him are Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775), Adam Ferguson (1723), Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (1477), Isabella Bird (1831), James Dewar (1842), and Peter Shilton (1949).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, Michael Nyman ranks 13Before him are Thomas Tallis (1502), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), John Dunstaple (1390), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Keith Emerson (1944), and Eugen d'Albert (1864). After him are William Boyce (1711), William Walton (1902), Thomas Arne (1710), Albert Ketèlbey (1875), Neville Marriner (1924), and Ethel Smyth (1858).

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