Michael Nyman(1944-), Composer
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A prolific and highly respected composer, Michael Nyman's work encompasses operas and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos, but he is best known as a film composer. Nyman's most notable scores include many Peter Greenaway films, such as The Draughtsman's Contract and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, and the Jane Campion film The Piano.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below