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

33 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Raoul Pleskow Fantasy for Piano (Soggetto dell' Epoca) Piano
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Raoul Pleskow Fantasy on Diverse Rhymes mezzo-soprano and piano
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Raoul Pleskow Movement for String Quartet string quartet
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Raoul Pleskow Fantasy for String Quartet string quartet
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Raoul Pleskow LATE WINTER MUSIC - BAGATELLE FOR PIANO solo piano
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Raoul Pleskow ON LINES OF COUNT LEOPARDI Mezzo Soprano, piano
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Raoul Pleskow KONZERTSTUCK for CL, TPT, STR QUARTET sextet: clarinet, trumpet, string quartet
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Raoul Pleskow THREE BRIEF SONGS Mezzo Soprano, piano
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Raoul Pleskow FANTASY OF FRAGMENTS solo piano
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Raoul Pleskow DUE FRAMMENTI high voice, piano
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Raoul Pleskow SEXTET WITH VOICE -
Soprano, Clarinet, Oboe, String Quartet
Raoul Pleskow MAESTRO HSU PIANO PIECES -
pno
Raoul Pleskow Four Bagatelles for String Quartet -
vln 1, vln 2, vla, vcl
Raoul Pleskow TWO PIECES IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE WOLPE YEARS "Form 2" and "Form 3" -
pf
Raoul Pleskow PIANO SONATA NO. 4 -
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Raoul Pleskow PIANO SONATA No. 3 -
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Raoul Pleskow EPIGRAM pf & str orch
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Raoul Pleskow SECOND QUATRAIN FOR PIANO pf
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Raoul Pleskow QUATRAINS org
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Raoul Pleskow QUATRAIN pf
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Raoul Pleskow PIANO SONATA NO. 1 - FOUR IMAGES FOR PIANO -
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Raoul Pleskow FOUR IMAGES:PIANO SONATA pf
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Raoul Pleskow TRE LAUDI (THREE VOLUNTARIES FOR ORGAN) org
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Raoul Pleskow EPITAPH: STEFAN WOLPE, IN MEMORIAM pf
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Raoul Pleskow CAPRICE pf
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Additional Works