Raoul Pleskow

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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.

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2 ALLEGRO & EPILOGUE
fl,2cl,vln,vla,vcl

3 ALLEGRO FOR WINDS AND PIANO (2011)
fl, cl, bsn, pf

4 ALTARPIECE (1991)
satb,perc,pf,str

5 ANTHEM (1985)
satb,2tpt,2tbn,timp,org

6 ARABESQUE (1988)
fl,2cl,pf,2vln,vcl,cb

8 AVE MARIA STELLA (1985)
satb,pf or org

9 BAGATELLE (1977)
pf

10 BAGATELLES
pf,fl,cl,bcl,bsn,vln,vcl,cb

11 BAGATELLES WITH REFRAIN (1998)
VIOLIN, 'CELLO, PIANO

12 BRIEF QUARTET (2014)
fl, cl. vln, vcl

13 CANTATA (1975)
sop,ten,satb,2fl,ob,cl/bcl,bsn, perc,vla,vcl,cb,2pf

14 CANTATA, SECOND (1979)
ten,mez-sop,chor,fl,2cl,vln,vla,vcl,pf

15 CANZONE (1971)
ob(or vln),pf

16 CAPRICE (1983)
pf

17 CHAMBER PIECE FOR TWO PIANOS (2006)
2 pianos

18 CHAMBER SETTING WITH VOICE (1990)
fl,vln,vcl,voice(or cl or ob)

20 COMPOSITION FOR FOUR INSTRUMENTS (1986)
fl,cl,vln,vcl

21 CONSORT FOR STRING QUARTET (1987)
str qrt

22 CONSORT FOR STRINGS
str orch

23 CONTRASTS (2019)
violin, piano

24 CONTRASTS AND RETURNS (2015)
solo piano

25 DEZEMBERMUSIK (1992)
cham orch:1-1-1-1,2-1-0-0,hp or pf,str

27 DIVERTIMENTO(su sei canzoni) (1983)
fl,cl,vln,vcl,pf

28 DREI LIEDER (1997)
MEZZO-SOPRANO, PIANO

29 DUE BICINIA (1974)
2sop,fl,cl,vcl

30 DUE FRAMMENTI (2015)
high voice, piano

31 DUO (1969)
vcl,pf

32 EIGHT BRIEF PIECES FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (2014)
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla, vcl, db

33 EPIGRAM (1995)
pf & str orch

34 EPIGRAMS (1985)
str qrt

35 EPILOGUE (2016)
cl (Bb), vln, vcl, pf

37 EPITAPHIUM (1983)
str orch

38 ESSAY ON QUATRAINS (1990)
orch:2-2-2-2,2-1-1-0,str

39 FANTASIA SOPRA AVE REGINA COELORUM (V.1) (1977)
solo pf; fl,ob,cl,bcl/cl in A,bsn, tb, perc, vln,vla,vcl,cb

40 FANTASIA SOPRA AVE REGINA COELORUM (V.2) (1977)
solo pf; fl,ob,cl,bcl/cl in A,bsn, tb, perc, vln,vla,vcl,cb

41 FANTASIESTUCK (1980)
pf

42 FANTASY OF FRAGMENTS (2016)
solo piano

43 FIVE BRIEF EPISODES (1996)
pf

44 FOR FIVE PLAYERS AND BARITONE (1969)
fl,cl,vln,vcl,pf,bar vc

47 FOR PIANO AND INSTRUMENTS (1995)
pf,perc,vcl,gtr

48 FOR VIOLIN & PIANO (1994)
vln,pf

49 Four Bagatelles for String Quartet (2005)
vln 1, vln 2, vla, vcl

50 FOUR BRIEF PIECES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (2005)
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla, vcl, db

51 FOUR CHRISTMAS GREETINGS (1987)
satb,5'old'instruments: (vielle,recorders,perc,sackbuts)

53 FOUR PIECES (1980)
fl,vcl,pf

54 FOUR QUATRAINS OF AUTUMN (1990)
sop,gtr,pf

55 FOUR SHORT PIECES (1981)
1-1-1-1,hn

56 FOUR SHORT PIECES(2 VERS) (1981)
str qnt,OR fl,cl,str qrt

57 FOUR SONGS (1977)
satb, sop solo,org

59 IN SEVEN SHORT MOVEMENTS (2003)
vn, pf

60 INTRADA (1984)
fl,cl,vln,vcl

61 KONZERTSTUCK for CL, TPT, STR QUARTET (2018)
sextet: clarinet, trumpet, string quartet

62 KONZERTSTUCK FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO (2008)
violin, piano

66 MAESTRO HSU PIANO PIECES (2010)
pno

68 MOVEMENT FOR 9 PLAYERS (1967)
fl,cl,tpt,perc,cel,vln,vcl,cb,pf

69 MOVEMENT FOR OBOE,VIOLIN & PIANO (1966)
ob,vln,pf

70 MOVEMENT FOR TRIO (1996)
cl, vc, pf OR vln, vc, pf

71 MUSIC (1964)
fl,perc,pf,cb

72 MUSIC FOR 2 PIANOS (1965)
2pf

73 MUSIC FOR ORCHESTRA (1980)
orch:pic/fl-2-2-2-2, 2-2-1-1,2perc,pf,str

74 MUSIC FOR SEVEN PLAYERS (1965)
fl,cl,hp,perc,pf,vln,vcl

75 NINE FRAGMENTS (1995)
vc(or ob),pf

76 OF ROME,PARTING & SPRING (1984)
sop,fl,vib(or cl or vln)

77 ON 3 OLD ENGLISH RHYMES (1976)
med vc,fl,cl,pf,vcl(or vc,pf)

78 ON LINES FROM THE ITALIAN (1986)
sop,cl,pf

79 ON LINES FROM THE LATIN (2006)
soprano, piano

80 ON LINES OF COUNT LEOPARDI (2018)
Mezzo Soprano, piano

81 ON TWO ANCIENT TEXTS (1975)
sop,fl,cl,pf,vcl

82 PAUMANOK: A LONG ISLAND CANTATA (1985)
sop,satb, fl,cl,pf,timp,2vln,vla,vcl

83 PEACE DAY SONG (1989)
satb,pf

84 PENTIMENTO (1973)
pf

85 PERCUSSION DUO (1994)
mmb,pf

86 PIANO SONATA # 3 (1996)

88 PIANO SONATA NO. 4 (2000)

89 PIECE FOR EIGHT INSTRUMENTS (2008)
FLUTE, CL, BSN, TPT IN C, VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, PIANO

90 PIECE FOR FOUR INSTRUMENTS (2012)
fl, cl, bsn, pf

91 PIECE FOR PIANO (1973)
pf

92 PIECE FOR THREE INSTRUMENTS (2006)
fl, cl in A, cello OR fl, sax in Eb alto, cello

93 PRECIS (1989)
str orch

94 PRELUDE (1978)
pf or org

95 PRELUDIUM NO.1 (1986)
orch:3-2-2-2,2-2-2-0,timp,str

96 PRELUDIUM NO.2 (1988)
orch:2-2-2-2,2-2-2-0,timp,str

97 PSALM SETTING (1982)
med vc,pf

99 QUARTET WITH VOICE (2017)
cl, vln, vcl, pf, medium voice

100 QUATRAIN (1993)
gtr

101 QUATRAIN (1993)
pf

102 QUATRAINS (1994)
org

103 RECHERCHE
fl, vc, pf

104 SALUTE! (2003)
SSAX (or Clarinet), piano

106 SERENADE (1987)
satb & orch:2-2-2-2,2-2-2-0,str

107 SEXTET (1963)
flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, cello, piano

108 SEXTET (WINTERGESANG) (2001)
flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, cello

109 SEXTET WITH VOICE (2010)
Soprano, Clarinet, Oboe, String Quartet

110 SIX BAGATELLES WITH VOICE (1988)
sop,fl,cl,vcl,pf

111 SIX BRIEF VERSES (1983)
treb chor,pf,str

112 SIX BRIEF VERSES (1983)
2sop,pf

113 SIX FANCIES(ON PICTURES OF KLEE) (1992)
vln,vla,vcl,pf

115 SOLILOQUE ET DIALOGUE (1998)
SSAX (or Clarinet), piano

116 SOLILOQUY (5 VERSIONS) (1983)
vcl OR cb OR vln OR vla OR bsn solo

117 SONG ON LINES FROM THE LATIN (1993)
satb,2solo sops,solo ten, pf,str:1-1-1-1-1

118 STANZAS & REFRAIN (1984)
vln,pf

119 STRING QUARTET No. 2 (1981)
str qrt

120 SUITE (1977)
orch:2/pic-2-2-2,2-1-0-1,2pf,perc,str

121 SUITE for two pianos (1977)
2pf

122 SUITE OF BAGATELLES (1981)
vln,pf

123 THREE BRIEF PIECES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (2014)
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla, vcl, db

124 THREE BRIEF SONGS (2018)
Mezzo Soprano, piano

125 THREE EARLY SONGS (1961)
sop,pf

126 THREE EPIGRAMS (1984)
str orch

127 THREE MADRIGALS FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET (2004)
SATB saxophones

128 THREE PIECES (1968)
pf4-hands

129 THREE PIECES (1968)
cham orch:2-1-1-1,hn,perc,hp,pf,str

130 THREE SHORT PIECES
str qrt

131 THREE SONGS (1972)
ten(hg bar),cl,bcl,vln,vla,vcl,pf

133 TIENTO, STRETTO, & EPILOGO (1998)
flute, clarinet (or soprano saxophone), piano

134 TRE BALLATI (2000)
Soprano and Mezzo Soprano, clarinet, String Quartet

136 TRIO 1977 (1977)
fl,vcl,pf

138 TWO PIECES (1978)
cl,pf

139 TWO PIECES (QUARTET)
fl, cl, vln, vc

141 VARIATIONS ON A LYRIC FRAGMENT (1980)
vcl,pf

142 VILLANELLE, DIRGE & SONG (1982)
high voice, piano

143 VILLANELLE, DIRGE & SONG (1982)
hg vc,orch:pic-2-2-2-2, 2-2-0-0,pf,str

144 VOCALISE (1986)
sop,cl,pf

145 ZUEIGNUNG (1992)
fl/alfl,vcl,pf

146 Zwei Albumbl├Ątter (2008)
alto sax solo

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