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

154 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Raoul Pleskow Souvenir for Solo Piano Solo Piano
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Raoul Pleskow Frammenti 2 Clarinets in B-Flat, Harp, and Piano
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Raoul Pleskow Moments Musicaux pour Eugene Piano and Three Instruments
(Flute, Clarinet, Viola, and Piano)
Raoul Pleskow Fantasy for Piano (Soggetto dell' Epoca) Piano
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Raoul Pleskow Piano Piece for Gene 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 TWO PIECES FOR FLUTE, CLARINET, VIOLIN, AND CELLO -
fl, cl, vln, vc
Raoul Pleskow LATE WINTER MUSIC - BAGATELLE FOR PIANO solo piano
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Raoul Pleskow CONTRASTS violin, 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 TRIO IN TWO PARTS FOR VIOLIN, CELLO, AND PIANO vln, vcl, pf
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Raoul Pleskow ON LINES OF COUNT LEOPARDI Mezzo Soprano, piano
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Raoul Pleskow QUARTET WITH VOICE cl, vln, vcl, pf, medium voice
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Raoul Pleskow FANTASY OF FRAGMENTS solo piano
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Raoul Pleskow EPILOGUE cl (Bb), vln, vcl, pf
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Raoul Pleskow QUARTET FOR CLARINET, VIOLIN, CELLO, and PIANO cl, vln, vcl, pf
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Raoul Pleskow DUE FRAMMENTI high voice, piano
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Raoul Pleskow CONTRASTS AND RETURNS solo piano
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Raoul Pleskow BRIEF QUARTET -
fl, cl. vln, vcl
Raoul Pleskow THREE BRIEF PIECES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA -
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla, vcl, db
Raoul Pleskow EIGHT BRIEF PIECES FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE -
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla, vcl, db
Raoul Pleskow IMAGINARY LANDSCAPE - for piano 4-hands -
piano 4-hands

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