Raoul Pleskow

Biography

Raoul Pleskow, composer, was born in 1930 in Vienna, Austria and educated in New York City. His principal teachers in composition were Karol Rathaus, and Otto Luening. Stefan Wolpe was his close friend and colleague. Pleskow has been recipient of many honors, the most recent of which include awards by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music, the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

His works have been performed by the Cleveland Philharmonic, the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, the Plainfield Symphony, the Orchestra de Camera, the South Dakota Symphony, the Pierrot Consort, the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, the Queens Symphony Orchestra and many others. Commissions include those by the Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center, the Aeolian Chamber Players, the New York Virtuosi, Camarata, the North/South Consonance and the Unitarian Church of All Souls. He was Chairman of the music department at C.W. Post University from the late 1960s until 1994. His work can be found on CRI, Serenus, Ars Nova-Ars Antiqua, Golden Crest, Centaur, CRS, Capstone, and North-South Records.

His music has been published and administered by American Composers Alliance since 1966 and ACA regrets to announce his passing May 18, 2022 in Douglaston, NY.

ACE Publications

157 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Raoul Pleskow ALL SOULS' SONATA org
Raoul Pleskow ALLEGRO & EPILOGUE fl,2cl,vln,vla,vcl
Raoul Pleskow ALTARPIECE satb,perc,pf,str
Raoul Pleskow ANTHEM satb,2tpt,2tbn,timp,org
Raoul Pleskow ARABESQUE fl,2cl,pf,2vln,vcl,cb
Raoul Pleskow ARABESQUE # 2
Raoul Pleskow AVE MARIA STELLA satb,pf or org
Raoul Pleskow BAGATELLES pf,fl,cl,bcl,bsn,vln,vcl,cb
Raoul Pleskow BAGATELLE pf
Raoul Pleskow BAGATELLES WITH REFRAIN VIOLIN, 'CELLO, PIANO
Raoul Pleskow BRIEF QUARTET
fl, cl. vln, vcl
Raoul Pleskow CANTATA sop,ten,satb,2fl,ob,cl/bcl,bsn, perc,vla,vcl,cb,2pf
Raoul Pleskow CANTATA, SECOND ten,mez-sop,chor,fl,2cl,vln,vla,vcl,pf
Raoul Pleskow CANZONE ob(or vln),pf
Raoul Pleskow CAPRICE pf
Raoul Pleskow CHAMBER PIECE FOR TWO PIANOS 2 pianos
Raoul Pleskow CHAMBER SETTING WITH VOICE fl,vln,vcl,voice(or cl or ob)
Raoul Pleskow COMPOSITION FOR FOUR INSTRUMENTS
Raoul Pleskow COMPOSITION FOR FOUR INSTRUMENTS fl,cl,vln,vcl
Raoul Pleskow CONSORT FOR STRINGS str orch
Raoul Pleskow CONSORT FOR STRING QUARTET str qrt
Raoul Pleskow CONTRASTS Violin and Piano
Raoul Pleskow CONTRASTS AND RETURNS solo piano
Raoul Pleskow Deuxième Moments Musicaux pour Eugene Flute, Clarinet, Viola, and Piano

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