Comprehensive Article

This just in from Monika Fürst-Heidtmann, one of our most dedicated Nancarrow scholars:

Dear friends of Nancarrow’s music!

To coincide with Conlon Nancarrow’s 100th birthday (10/27/2012), my comprehensive article about Conlon Nancarrow has just been published in the German lexicon “Composers of the Present Time” (Komponisten der Gegenwart – KdG) – edition “text und kritik”, 47th suppl. – issued by Richard-Boorberg-Verlag, Munich.

The 50-page article includes:

– biography and a general view of Nancarrow’s music
– analyses of all works
– four music examples
– list of all works, including releases and first premieres
(corresponding with my listing on the internet:
– selected discography and videography
– bibliography, including interviews

Should you be able to read the German text: some of you may find their names in this or that part of it. Since it is a lexicon to  be adjusted continuously – lexicon in progress so to speak – I would appreciate it if you would let me know whether you found factual errors or would like to add dates or amendments. I’d also like to know, when you hear of any Nancarrow performances in connection with his 100th birthday. Here in Hannover, the Arditti Quartet performed the Third String Quartet in June (Herrenhaeuser Festspiele) and the young Asasello Quartet performed the First Quartet  in August. It would be nice, if the lexicon-article would encourage further performances.

Best regards,

Monika Fürst-Heidtmann

Dr. Monika Fuerst-Heidtmann


About willeyrk

Chair, online Symposium on Conlon Nancarrow and His Music, taking place in September, 2012.
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