Conlon Nancarrow

1912 - 1997

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Samuel 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 1956. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Conlon Nancarrow has received more than 194,245 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Conlon Nancarrow is the 1,043rd most popular composer (down from 878th in 2019), the 6,117th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,059th in 2019) and the 67th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Conlon Nancarrow ranks 1,043 out of 1,228Before him are Gunther Schuller, Emil Hartmann, Luis de Pablo, Paul Vidal, Artur Lemba, and Frank Churchill. After him are Władysław Żeleński, Bruno Coulais, Hans Gál, John Ireland, Milton Babbitt, and Aldo Clementi.

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Among people born in 1912, Conlon Nancarrow ranks 244Before him are Alfred Aston, Hideo Itokawa, Ben Hogan, Émile Allais, John Templeton, and Pál Kovács. After him are Gordon Parks, Segundo Durandal, Santiago Lovell, Ollie Johnston, Anton Buttigieg, and Frank Thomas. Among people deceased in 1997, Conlon Nancarrow ranks 190Before him are Roger Marche, Ben Hogan, Anne Stine Ingstad, Ferenc Sipos, Heikki Savolainen, and Mikel Koliqi. After him are Natallia Arsiennieva, Matti Sippala, Cheddi Jagan, Ronnie Lane, Lillian Disney, and Voldemar Väli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Conlon Nancarrow ranks 6,117 out of 15,968Before him are Frankie Faison (1949), Ann Druyan (1949), Ralph Metcalfe (1910), Frank Churchill (1901), Rosie O'Donnell (1962), and Darlene Love (1941). After him are Criss Angel (1967), Carol W. Greider (1961), Tim Hardin (1941), Albert George Wilson (1918), Gordon Parks (1912), and Busby Berkeley (1895).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Conlon Nancarrow ranks 67Before him are Ferde Grofé (1892), David Diamond (1915), Meredith Monk (1942), Michael Giacchino (1967), Gunther Schuller (1925), and Frank Churchill (1901). After him are Milton Babbitt (1916), Paul Creston (1906), Mark Snow (1946), Pauline Oliveros (1932), Paul Williams (1940), and Glenn Branca (1948).