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.

ACE Publications

51 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
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 AVE MARIA STELLA satb,pf or org
Raoul Pleskow BAGATELLES pf,fl,cl,bcl,bsn,vln,vcl,cb
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 CHAMBER SETTING WITH VOICE fl,vln,vcl,voice(or cl or ob)
Raoul Pleskow COMPOSITION FOR FOUR INSTRUMENTS
Raoul Pleskow CONSORT FOR STRINGS str orch
Raoul Pleskow Dialogue for Piano and Three Instruments Flute, Clarinet, Cello, and Piano
Raoul Pleskow DIVERTIMENTO(su sei canzoni) fl,cl,vln,vcl,pf
Raoul Pleskow EIGHT BRIEF PIECES FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla, vcl, db
Raoul Pleskow EPITAPHIUM str orch
Raoul Pleskow FOR FIVE PLAYERS AND BARITONE fl,cl,vln,vcl,pf,bar vc
Raoul Pleskow FOR FLUTE, VIOLIN & GUITAR 'INTRADA' fl,vln,gtr
Raoul Pleskow FOR PIANO AND INSTRUMENTS
pf,perc,vcl,gtr
Raoul Pleskow FOUR BRIEF PIECES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla, vcl, db
Raoul Pleskow FOUR CHRISTMAS GREETINGS satb,5'old'instruments: (vielle,recorders,perc,sackbuts)
Raoul Pleskow FOUR PIECES fl,vcl,pf
Raoul Pleskow FOUR QUATRAINS OF AUTUMN sop,gtr,pf
Raoul Pleskow FOUR SHORT PIECES(2 VERS) str qnt,OR fl,cl,str qrt
Raoul Pleskow FOUR SONGS satb, sop solo,org
Raoul Pleskow INTRADA fl,cl,vln,vcl

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