Michael Hoppé

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Michael Hoppé is a composer, record producer and recording artist from the United Kingdom who now lives in the United States. For many years, he was head of A&R for the PolyGram record label. He signed New Age acts such as Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre and Kitaro to the label as well as resigning ABBA and The Who. In 1984, he quit the business of music to take up composing (published by his company Chordially Yours Music) and working as a music consultant (InterConnection Resources) in Los Angeles. His discography contains over 20 albums in the 'new age' or 'classical' category. Hoppe says his music is best described as heart music and is often used for healing and meditation. His album, Solace, was nominated for a New Age Grammy in 2003. His music has been featured in film and television such as The Sopranos, The Oprah Winfrey Show, "Misunderstood" starring Gene Hackman, Michael Moore's "Sicko", and the multi award winning Short Film "Nous Deux Encore" featured on his Enhanced CD "Tapestry". Many of his albums feature the photography of his grandfather E.O. Hoppé (1878-1972). Hoppe's next release "Grace" (2013) will feature work by his daughter, the photographer Rebecca Hoppe.

Discography[edit]

  • 1984 - Misunderstood" soundtrack
  • 1987 - Eyes Of The Wind" CD Video
  • 1988 - Quiet Storms: Romances for Flute and Harp
  • 1989 - Homeland
  • 1991 - The Yearning-Romances for Alto Flute, with Tim Wheater (Editors Choice, Best Album-Stereo Review)
  • 1993 - The Dreamer-Romances for Alto Flute Vol. 2, with Tim Wheater
  • 1996 - Simple Pleasures Produced by George Daly
  • 1996 - Wind Songs, with Tim Wheater
  • 1997 - The Poet: Romances for Cello, with Martin Tillman
  • 1998 - The Unforgetting Heart, with Harold Moses and Tim Wheater
  • 1998 - Tea for Two, with Tommy Eyre and Scarlet Rivera
  • 1998 - Lullabies & Childhood Dreams
  • 1999 - Afterglow, Hearts of Space Records[1]), AFIM Indie Award Winner, Crossroads Music Award, with Martin Tillman and Tim Wheater
  • 2000 - Oboe and Cor Anglais
  • 2000 - Beloved, A Musical Tribute to the Queen Mother
  • 2001 - The Lover, with Tim Wheater (Visionary Award)
  • 2002 - The HeartAid Project, a 9/11 benefit piano collection
  • 2002 - Dreams That Cannot Die, Longfellow's poems set to music narrated by Layne Longfellow
  • 2003 - Wind and Waves-The Journey, with Tim Wheater, Chris Bleth and Stephan Liebold
  • 2003 - Solace, Grammy nomination
  • 2005 - How Do I Love Thee?, Love poems with narration by Michael York
  • 2006 - Requiem, Hearts of Space Records[2])), with Heidi Fielding and Dwain Briggs
  • 2007 - Romances-Solo Piano
  • 2009 - Nostalgie"-Romances for Harmonica, with Joe Powers
  • 2010 - Tapestry
  • 2010 - Two Eagles Soaring Haiku with narration by poet Brett Brady
  • 2010 - Far Away... Romances for Koto with Mitsuki Dazai
  • 2010 - Prayers-A Personal Selection read by Michael York (Nominated for an Audie Award)
  • 2013 - Grace with Martin Tillmann (cello), AnDee Compton (contralto), Celeste Godin (soprano)

Alyssa Park (violin), Michael Hoppe (keyboards and vocals). Artwork/photography by Rebecca Hoppe.

  • 2013 - Rarities Vol. 1 (MP3 Downloads only) Artwork/photography by Rebecca Hoppe
  • 2014 - Serenity, Viola and Keyboard Improvisations with Harold Moses. Artwork/photography by Rebecca Hoppe

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Afterglow". Valley Entertainment-Hearts of Space Records. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Requiem". Valley Entertainment-Hearts of Space Records. Retrieved 24 June 2010.