Conlon Nancarrow

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Conlon Nancarrow (October 27, 1912 – August 10, 1997) was an American-born composer who lived and worked in Mexico for most of his life. He became a Mexican citizen in 1955.

Nancarrow is best remembered for his studies for player piano, being one of the first composers to use auto-playing musical instruments, realising their potential to play far beyond human performance ability. He lived most of his life in relative isolation, and did not become widely known until the 1980s. Conlon Nancarrow was married to Annette Nancarrow (born Margolis).

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Studies for Player Piano, Volume III & IV Conlon Nancarrow 1
1991 Studies for Player Piano, Volume I & II Conlon Nancarrow 1
1999 Studies for Player Piano Conlon Nancarrow 1
2000 Lost Works, Last Works Conlon Nancarrow 1
2001 Piano Music Conlon Nancarrow, George Antheil; Herbert Henck 1
2004 Studies for Player Piano and Solos (feat. piano: Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo) Conlon Nancarrow 1
2007 Quartets and Studies (feat. Arditti String Quartet) Conlon Nancarrow 1
2008 Player Piano 7, Volume 4: Studies 42-48 Conlon Nancarrow 1
2010 American Counterpoint John Adams, Conlon Nancarrow & John Cage 1
2012 Late and Unknown: Works on Rolls Conlon Nancarrow 1
Studies for Player Piano (Ensemble Modern) Conlon Nancarrow 1

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