Michael Nyman - The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat (2016)
Matthew Treviño (bass), Rebecca Sjöwall (soprano), Ryan MacPherson (tenor)
Nashville Opera; Dean Williamson, conductor
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Minimalism, Chamber Opera | Label: Naxos | # 8.660398 | 00:58:06
Michael Nyman’s one-act chamber opera The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat takes as its subject Dr P, a man suffering from visual agnosia, or ‘mental blindness’, and is adapted from the neurological study in the book of the same name by Oliver Sacks. For Nyman, Dr P ‘requires music as a lifeline, cue, clue, cure’, living as he does in a world lacking visual meaning. It is through his musical gifts that Dr P reclaims meaning from chaos, Nyman’s tautly conceived masterpiece providing a perfect medium through which the moving drama can be explored.