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 PIANO SONATA NO. 1 - FOUR IMAGES FOR PIANO -
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Raoul Pleskow TRE LAUDI (THREE VOLUNTARIES FOR ORGAN) org
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Raoul Pleskow ARABESQUE fl,2cl,pf,2vln,vcl,cb
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Raoul Pleskow PRELUDIUM NO.2 orch:2-2-2-2,2-2-2-0,timp,str
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Raoul Pleskow SIX BAGATELLES WITH VOICE sop,fl,cl,vcl,pf
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Raoul Pleskow CONSORT FOR STRING QUARTET str qrt
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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 THREE SONGS ON TEXTS OF OSCAR WILDE vc,pf
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Raoul Pleskow ON LINES FROM THE ITALIAN sop,cl,pf
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Raoul Pleskow PRELUDIUM NO.1 orch:3-2-2-2,2-2-2-0,timp,str
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Raoul Pleskow VOCALISE sop,cl,pf
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Raoul Pleskow COMPOSITION FOR FOUR INSTRUMENTS fl,cl,vln,vcl
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Raoul Pleskow ANTHEM satb,2tpt,2tbn,timp,org
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Raoul Pleskow AVE MARIA STELLA satb,pf or org
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Raoul Pleskow EPIGRAMS str qrt
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Raoul Pleskow PAUMANOK: A LONG ISLAND CANTATA sop,satb, fl,cl,pf,timp,2vln,vla,vcl
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Raoul Pleskow INTRADA fl,cl,vln,vcl
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Raoul Pleskow OF ROME,PARTING & SPRING sop,fl,vib(or cl or vln)
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Raoul Pleskow STANZAS & REFRAIN vln,pf
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Raoul Pleskow THREE EPIGRAMS str orch
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Raoul Pleskow EPITAPH: STEFAN WOLPE, IN MEMORIAM pf
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Raoul Pleskow CAPRICE pf
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Raoul Pleskow DIVERTIMENTO(su sei canzoni) fl,cl,vln,vcl,pf
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Raoul Pleskow EPITAPHIUM str orch
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