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

155 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Raoul Pleskow IMAGINARY LANDSCAPE - for piano 4-hands -
piano 4-hands
Raoul Pleskow PIECE FOR FOUR INSTRUMENTS Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano
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Raoul Pleskow SEXTET WITH VOICE -
Soprano, Clarinet, Oboe, String Quartet
Raoul Pleskow MAESTRO HSU PIANO PIECES -
pno
Raoul Pleskow Dialogue for Piano and Three Instruments Flute, Clarinet, Cello, and Piano
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Raoul Pleskow KONZERTSTUCK FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO -
violin, piano
Raoul Pleskow PIECE FOR EIGHT INSTRUMENTS -
FLUTE, CL, BSN, TPT IN C, VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, PIANO
Raoul Pleskow Zwei Albumblätter -
alto sax solo
Raoul Pleskow ON LINES FROM THE LATIN soprano, piano
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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 Four Bagatelles for String Quartet -
vln 1, vln 2, vla, vcl
Raoul Pleskow CHAMBER PIECE FOR TWO PIANOS 2 pianos
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Raoul Pleskow THREE MADRIGALS FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET -
SATB saxophones
Raoul Pleskow IN SEVEN SHORT MOVEMENTS -
vn, pf
Raoul Pleskow SALUTE! -
SSAX (or Clarinet), piano
Raoul Pleskow TWO PIECES IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE WOLPE YEARS "Form 2" and "Form 3" -
pf
Raoul Pleskow SEXTET (WINTERGESANG) flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, cello
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Raoul Pleskow PIANO SONATA NO. 4 -
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Raoul Pleskow TRE BALLATI -
Soprano and Mezzo Soprano, clarinet, String Quartet
Raoul Pleskow BAGATELLES WITH REFRAIN VIOLIN, 'CELLO, PIANO
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Raoul Pleskow SOLILOQUE ET DIALOGUE -
SSAX (or Clarinet), piano
Raoul Pleskow TIENTO, STRETTO, & EPILOGO flute, clarinet (or soprano saxophone), piano
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Raoul Pleskow DREI LIEDER MEZZO-SOPRANO, PIANO
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