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Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Conlon Noncarrow, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
(1912-1997) Frustrated by his inability to secure accurate performances of his highly complex works, he spent most of his life in Mexico writing music for mechanical instruments such as player pianos with which he was able to achieve rhythmic complexity beyond the abilities of human musicians.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Mario Nascimbene, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Mario Nascimbene (1913-2002) began his compositional work in Italy, scoring a number of films before coming to the attention of Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who got him to compose the music for the Bogart and Gardner film The Barefoot Contessa. He provided the music for the sometimes campy films Creatures the World Forgot, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, and cult favorite, One Million Years B.C., as well as more "serious" films.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Lior Navok, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Israeli composer Lior Navok was born in 1971.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Vaclav Nelhybel, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Czech-born composer and conductor Vaclav Nelhybel (1910-1996) became an American citizen and served as music director of Radio Free Europe during much of the 1950s. He published more than 400 works, including operas, orchestral pieces, and works for band, chorus, and smaller ensembles.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Havelock Nelson, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Irish composer, conductor, and pianist John Havelock Nelson (1917-1996) nurtured and promoted the works of others as well as writing his own music. He helped the careers of such notables as James Galway.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alberto Nepomuceno, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Brazilian composer and conductor Alberto Nepomuceno (1864-1920) was an important force in nationalizing Brazilian music. He studied in Rome, Vienna, Berlin and Paris. In Norway he married a pupil of Grieg. He is considered the first Brazilian composer to systematically use elements of Brazilian folk and popular music and the Portuguese language. He fought a long, ultimately successful battle with certain composers and critics opposing the Italianism which prevailed in Brazilian classical singing during his time.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alfred Newman, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Connecticut-born Alfred Newman (1901-1970) helped define American film music. He developed a film scoring method named for him, composed the theme music for the showing of the 20th Century logo, and wrote music for almost 250 movies and TV shows. Music is definitely a family business: Brothers Lionel and Emil, children Thomas, Maria, and David, and nephew Randy Newman all became composers. He won nine Academy Awards, for Alexander's Ragtime Band, Tin Pan Alley, The Song of Bernadette, Mother Wore Tights, With a Song in My Heart, Call Me Madam, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, The King and I, and Camelot (adaptation) and was nominated thirty-six times more. Some might argue that certain non-winning scores were among his best, including Wuthering Heights, How Green Was My Valley, and All About Eve.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of David Newman, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer David Newman (1954-) is son of Alfred Newman and member of a singularly talented musical family, especially in film scoring.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Emil Newman, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer Emil Newman (1911-1984) was brother to composers Alfred and Lionel and himself an accomplished composer and musical director, especially of film music.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Joey Newman, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Another in the family of film and television composers, Joey Newman (1976-) is grandson of Lionel, nephew of Alfred, and cousin to David, Thomas, and Randy. His father is Joe Frank Carollo, bass player for the T-Bones and Hamilton Joe Frank and Reynolds. His mother Jenifer Newman was a classical ballerina. His first movie score was for Rennie's Landing. His work was also heard on the television show Once and Again.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Lionel Newman, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American musician, composer, and conductor Lionel Newman (1916-1989), brother to Alfred Newman, was likewise an important film composer throughout much of the 20th Century. Starting out as pianist for Mae West, he worked in various capacities in over 200 films, composing music for more than 50.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Maria Newman, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
American composer, conductor, and musician Maria Newman (1962-), daughter of Alfred, continues her family's strong musical tradition in film and classical music composition and musicianship. She involved herself in everything from providing new music to restored silent films (and playing violin in accompaniment) to children's musical tales.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Thomas Newman, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Youngest son of Alfred, Thomas Newman (1955-) established himself as another outstanding film composer in a talented family. Among the films he scored are American Beauty, Little Women, and The Shawshank Redemption.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Otto Nicolai, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German Romantic composer Otto Nicolai (1810-1849) is most remembered for his opera Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. He also wrote choral and orchestral works. He died at a young age of a stroke.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Carl Nielsen, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) both bridged the Romantic and Modern periods and also introduced the latter to Danish music. Versatile, he wrote for solo instruments, orchestras, and voice. He is accounted (with Buxtehude) as one of Denmark's two greatest composers.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Joaquín María Nin-Culmell, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
German-born Cuban-American composer Joaquín María Nin-Culmell (1908-) is the son of noted 19th Century pianist Joaquín Nin y Castellanos and brother to author Anaïs Nin. He held many important faculty positions in the United States but always retained a focus on Spanish-influenced music. This shows especially in his Tonadas, a series of piano pieces.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Joaquín Nin y Castellanos, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Cuban composer, musicologist, and pianist Joaquín Nin y Castellanos (1878-1949) was also a noted professor of the pianoforte. Compositions include piano works, songs, and guitar pieces. He was father to composer Joaquín María Nin-Culmell and writer Anaïs Nin.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Luigi Nono, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Born in Venice in 1924 and died there in 1990. Along with his contemporaries Stockhausen, Boulez, and Maderna he was an important avant-garde composer of the 2nd half of the twentieth century. A serialist who increasingly turned toward electro-acoustic instruments in his later years.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Anders Nordentoft, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Danish composer Anders Nordentoft (1957-), an often lyrical and narrative composer, began as a violinist and became accomplished in several musical genres.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Arne Nordheim, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Arne Nordheim was born in Larvik, Norway in 1931. He studied organ, piano, theory and composition at the Academy of Music in Oslo. Much of his music is imbued with political and social undertones of liberty and justice.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Katharine Norman, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Katharine Norman (1960-) is based in London. She studied at Princeton University and held various academic posts before her freelance career. She often uses computers and recorded sounds from the everyday world, creating new experiences from ordinary life.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Alex North, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Alex North (1910-1991) was an American composer of film scores, including A Streetcar named Desire, Spartacus, and Cleopatra.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Vitezslav Novak, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Vitezslav Novak (1870-1949) was accepted as both a law and a music student. Choosing the latter (and persuading his widowed mother that this was a better choice), he became one of the last great Czech Romantic composers. He succeeded Dvorák as the Prague Conservatory's professor of composition.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Richard Nye, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Richard Nye (1967-) has written for various instruments and instrumental combinations as well as chorus.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Michael Nyman, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
English composer Michael Nyman (1944-) studied piano, harpsichord and music history at the Royal Academy of Music, and musicology at King's College, London. Between 1968 and 1978 he worked as a music critic and in 1977 he founded the Campiello Band, later renamed the Michael Nyman Band. Many of his filmscores were composed for the films of Peter Greenaway. He has also written operas, ballet music, and chamber and concert pieces.
Please submit sites dealing with the life or music of Per Nørgård, including biographies, discographies, analyses of compositions, or bibliographies.
Per Nørgård (1932-) not only strongly influenced Danish music because of the quality of his compositions but also because of the number of accomplished composers who studied under him.
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