Raoul Pleskow

Biography

Raoul Pleskow, composer, was born in 1931 in Vienna, Austria and educated in New York City. His principal teachers in composition were Karol Rathaus, Otto Luening, and Stefan Wolpe. He 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.

ACE Publications

53 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Raoul Pleskow KONZERTSTUCK for CL, TPT, STR QUARTET sextet: clarinet, trumpet, string quartet
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Raoul Pleskow THREE BRIEF PIECES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA -
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla, vcl, db
Raoul Pleskow EIGHT BRIEF PIECES FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE -
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla, vcl, db
Raoul Pleskow Dialogue for Piano and Three Instruments -
Fl, Cl, Vcl, Pno
Raoul Pleskow PIECE FOR EIGHT INSTRUMENTS -
FLUTE, CL, BSN, TPT IN C, VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, PIANO
Raoul Pleskow PIECE FOR THREE INSTRUMENTS -
fl, cl in A, cello OR fl, sax in Eb alto, cello
Raoul Pleskow FOUR BRIEF PIECES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA -
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla, vcl, db
Raoul Pleskow SEXTET (WINTERGESANG) flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, cello
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Raoul Pleskow FOR PIANO AND INSTRUMENTS -
pf,perc,vcl,gtr
Raoul Pleskow SIX FANCIES(ON PICTURES OF PAUL KLEE) str orch
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Raoul Pleskow SONG ON LINES FROM THE LATIN satb,2solo sops,solo ten, pf,str:1-1-1-1-1
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Raoul Pleskow SIX FANCIES(ON PICTURES OF KLEE) vln,vla,vcl,pf
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Raoul Pleskow ZUEIGNUNG fl/alfl,vcl,pf
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Raoul Pleskow ALTARPIECE satb,perc,pf,str
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Raoul Pleskow CHAMBER SETTING WITH VOICE fl,vln,vcl,voice(or cl or ob)
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Raoul Pleskow FOUR QUATRAINS OF AUTUMN sop,gtr,pf
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Raoul Pleskow PEACE DAY SONG satb,pf
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Raoul Pleskow PRECIS str orch
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Raoul Pleskow ARABESQUE fl,2cl,pf,2vln,vcl,cb
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Raoul Pleskow SIX BAGATELLES WITH VOICE sop,fl,cl,vcl,pf
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Raoul Pleskow FOUR CHRISTMAS GREETINGS satb,5'old'instruments: (vielle,recorders,perc,sackbuts)
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Raoul Pleskow SERENADE satb & orch:2-2-2-2,2-2-2-0,str
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Raoul Pleskow ON LINES FROM THE ITALIAN sop,cl,pf
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Raoul Pleskow VOCALISE sop,cl,pf
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Raoul Pleskow ANTHEM satb,2tpt,2tbn,timp,org
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