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

77 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Lionel Nowak Works for Cello and Piano - Collection of Four Sonatas cello, piano
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Lionel Nowak Four Lemmas Cello and Piano
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Lionel Nowak Two Pieces for Solo Flute solo flute
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Lionel Nowak MUSIC FOR SOLO PIANO 1942-91 solo piano
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Lionel Nowak THREE BAGATELLES FOR PIANO piano
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Lionel Nowak SUITE FOR BAROQUE FLUTE AND HARPSICHORD -
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Lionel Nowak MEADOW MUSING solo flute
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Lionel Nowak DIARY OF IZUMI SHIKIBU Medium Voice, piano RH
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Lionel Nowak PRACTICE PIECE for Piano Right Hand -
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Lionel Nowak FRIENDLY FROLIC solo flute
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Lionel Nowak FOUR FANCIES FOR FIVE PLAYERS -
fl, cl, bsn, vla, vcl
Lionel Nowak FOUR GREEN MOUNTAIN SKETCHES -
flute, cello
Lionel Nowak NOCTURNE for Three Double Basses 3 cb
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Lionel Nowak LOVE'S LESSON ssa double chorus
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Lionel Nowak INTRODUCTION AND DANCE -
solo double bass
Lionel Nowak FANFARE FOR THE VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCH 2tpt,2tbn
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Lionel Nowak SONADS for Clarinet and Cello cl, vcl
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Lionel Nowak DIALOGUE for Alto Flute and Percussion alfl , perc
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Lionel Nowak SUMMER IS AWAY, Nine Songs on Poems of Emily Dickinson -
low voice, fl, cl, bsn, vc, pf
Lionel Nowak ALBUM LEAF pf
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Lionel Nowak ELEGY IN MEMORY OF ALAN CARTER strings 2-1-1 with vla and vcl obbligato
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Lionel Nowak SOUNDSCAPE for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon fl,cl,bsn
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Lionel Nowak SOUNDSCAPE for Three Players (Violin, Perc, Piano) vln, perc, pf
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Lionel Nowak SOUNDSCAPE for String Quartet string quartet
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Lionel Nowak SOUNDSCAPE for Bassoon and Piano bsn, pf
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Additional Works