Lionel Nowak

Biography

Lionel Nowak was born in Cleveland in 1911. He made his debut as a pianist at the age of four, and composed his first piece at the age of nine. His national reputation was established during his tenure as Music Director for the Humphrey-Weidman Dance Company (1936-42). From 1948 until 1993 he was on the faculty of Bennington College, and the major portion of his prolific output of songs and chamber works were composed for his colleagues at Bennington. Musicians he was associated with in his career include Beryl Rubenstein, Edwin Fischer, Otto Luening, and Carl Ruggles. He died in 1995.

"Nowak’s music is serious, uncompromising, and significant, displaying high craft and original ideas."  - Maurice Hinson

 

ACE Publications

79 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Lionel Nowak AIR for Cello and Piano vcl, pf
Lionel Nowak ALBUM LEAF pf
Lionel Nowak ARABESQUE ON TWO FOLK TUNES 2pf
Lionel Nowak CAPRICCIO FOR PIANO pf
Lionel Nowak CONCERT PIECE FOR KETTLEDRUMS and STRINGS 6 kettledrums & str orch (or quintet)
Lionel Nowak CONCERTINO pf & cham orch:1-1-1-1,1-2-1-0,timp,str
Lionel Nowak DANZAS MEXICANAS solo piano
Lionel Nowak DIALOGUE for Alto Flute and Percussion alfl , perc
Lionel Nowak DIARY OF IZUMI SHIKIBU Medium Voice, piano RH
Lionel Nowak DIVERTIMENTO FOR TWO VIOLINS 2vln
Lionel Nowak DUO vla,pf
Lionel Nowak Duo for Violin and Piano violin and piano
Lionel Nowak ELEGY IN MEMORY OF ALAN CARTER strings 2-1-1 with vla and vcl obbligato
Lionel Nowak EPIPHON FOR CELLO & PIANO
cello, piano
Lionel Nowak ETUDE FOR PIANO
solo piano
Lionel Nowak FANFARE FOR THE VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCH 2tpt,2tbn
Lionel Nowak FANTASIA FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA cham orch: 1-1-1-0; 1-0-0-0; str: 2-1-1-1
Lionel Nowak FANTASIA FOR PIANO pf
Lionel Nowak FESTIVAL 4tpt,4tbn,timp,3perc
Lionel Nowak FIVE DUETS for Voice and Cello
voice, cello
Lionel Nowak FIVE SONGS msop,vcl,pf
Lionel Nowak FOR CELLO AND PIANO: FOUR LEMMAS Cello and Piano
Lionel Nowak FOR CELLO AND PIANO: SONATA No. 2 Cello and Piano
Lionel Nowak FOR CELLO AND PIANO: SONATA No. 1 - First Sonata Cello and Piano
Lionel Nowak FOR CELLO AND PIANO: SONATA No. 3 Cello and Piano

Additional Works