Nicole and the Trial of the Century
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The most controversial opera of the decade - in the style of Handel and Bach!

For three decades, the multi-gifted Anthony Newman has been in the public eye as one of America's leading organists and harpsichordists, and as a Bach specialist, composer, teacher, and scholar. About this world premiere recording Mr. Newman says, "The work is dedicated to the memory of Nicole Brown Simpson, and written as a statement against the spousal abuse of women. From the mountain of trial transcripts, as well as books and articles written about Nicole and O.J. Simpson, Raoul Cansino and I have written a libretto in 2 acts: the first tragic, the second comic. The individual songs are introduced by a speaker /reciter, accompanied by timpani, much in the manner of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex. The recording presents a chamber version of this work, with the trial scene curtailed to accommodate the time constraints of a single CD." And the brilliant American composer, Lukas Foss has commented: "Nicole, an amazing musical in the Baroque style! No one recreates the Baroque with Mr. Newman's ease and musicality, modernizing it at the same time. A stunning creative achievement, and the perfect cross-over to the 21st century. Bravo!"
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Anthony Newman, composer
Nicole and the Trial of the Century
Musica Antiqua New York, Anthony Newman & Mary Jane Newman, conductors, Melissa Fathman, Malinda Haslett, Susan Lewis, Joel Frederickson, Paul Houghtaling, Mark Heller, David Ossenfort, Amy Butler, Lee Winston, Stephen Tharp, Dan Pincus, Scott Schiffer, soloists

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