American Spiritual - New Piano Works
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR877     Release Date: 2007-01-01
Marilyn Nonken, piano

Marilyn Nonken has emerged as one of the most gifted young musicians dedicated to the modern and contemporary repertoires. Upon her 1993 New York debut, she was heralded as “a determined protector of important music” (New York Times). Her Boston debut was distinguished as a highlight of the season (Boston Globe, “Best of ‘97”); she was named “Best of ‘99” and “Best of 2000” by the Globe for subsequent appearances.

With a wide-ranging discography featuring releases on New World Records, Koch, Lovely Music, and CRI, Ms. Nonken has recorded music of composers diverse as Salvatore Martirano, Alvin Lucier, David Rakowski, Charles Wuorinen, and William Albright. Upcoming projects include recordings of Tristan Murial’s complete piano music (Metier) and Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories (Mode).

Ms. Nonken studied with David Burge at the Eastman School, where she received the inaugural Jan DeGaetani Award for excellence in the performance of contemporary music. The recipient of a doctorate in musicology from Columbia University, her writings have been published in Perspectives of New Music, Agni, Current Musicology, and the Journal of the Institute for Studies in American Music. She is currently guest editing an issue on performance practice for Contemporary Music Review.

This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available as a burn-on-demand CD (CD-R) or download in MP3/320, FLAC or WAV formats. CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print booklet or jewel case included. Liner notes are accessible via the link above.

Marilyn Nonken

American Spiritual - New Piano Works

MP3/320 $9.99
FLAC $9.99
WAV $9.99
CD-R $9.99
CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print material or jewel case included.
A *.pdf of the notes may be accessed here free of charge.
   Liner Notes

Track Listing

Chelsea Square
Jeff Nichols
Echoes' White Veil
Jason Eckardt
North American Spirituals
Michael Finnissy
Allegro Penseroso
Milton Babbitt