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 FIVE BRIEF EPISODES pf
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Raoul Pleskow PIANO SONATA No. 3 -
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Raoul Pleskow MOVEMENT FOR TRIO -
cl, vc, pf OR vln, vc, pf
Raoul Pleskow EPIGRAM pf & str orch
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Raoul Pleskow FOR PIANO AND INSTRUMENTS -
pf,perc,vcl,gtr
Raoul Pleskow NINE FRAGMENTS vc(or ob),pf
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Raoul Pleskow FOR VIOLIN & PIANO vln,pf
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Raoul Pleskow PERCUSSION DUO mmb,pf
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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 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 QUATRAIN gtr
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Raoul Pleskow DEZEMBERMUSIK cham orch:1-1-1-1,2-1-0-0,hp or pf,str
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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 FOR FLUTE & PIANO IN MEMORY OF WOLPE fl,pf
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Raoul Pleskow CHAMBER SETTING WITH VOICE fl,vln,vcl,voice(or cl or ob)
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Raoul Pleskow ESSAY ON QUATRAINS orch:2-2-2-2,2-1-1-0,str
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Raoul Pleskow FOUR QUATRAINS OF AUTUMN sop,gtr,pf
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Raoul Pleskow FOUR IMAGES:PIANO SONATA 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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Additional Works