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 (2005)
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 String Quartet (2020)
string quartet

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

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

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 MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS (1965)
2pf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

84 PEACE DAY SONG (1989)
satb,pf

85 PENTIMENTO (1973)
pf

86 PERCUSSION DUO (1994)
mmb,pf

87 PIANO SONATA # 3 (1996)

89 PIANO SONATA NO. 4 (2000)

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

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

92 PIECE FOR PIANO (1973)
pf

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

94 PRECIS (1989)
str orch

95 PRELUDE (1978)
pf or org

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

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

98 PSALM SETTING (1982)
med vc,pf

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

101 QUATRAIN (1993)
gtr

102 QUATRAIN (1993)
pf

103 QUATRAINS (1994)
org

104 RECHERCHE
fl, vc, pf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

113 SIX BRIEF VERSES (1983)
2sop,pf

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

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

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

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

119 STANZAS & REFRAIN (1984)
vln,pf

120 STRING QUARTET No. 2 (1981)
str qrt

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

122 SUITE for two pianos (1977)
2pf

123 SUITE OF BAGATELLES (1981)
vln,pf

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

125 THREE BRIEF SONGS (2018)
Mezzo Soprano, piano

126 THREE EARLY SONGS (1961)
sop,pf

127 THREE EPIGRAMS (1984)
str orch

128 THREE MADRIGALS FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET (2004)
SATB saxophones

129 THREE PIECES (1968)
pf4-hands

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

131 THREE SHORT PIECES
str qrt

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

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

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

137 TRIO 1977 (1977)
fl,vcl,pf

139 TWO PIECES (1978)
cl,pf

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

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

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

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

145 VOCALISE (1986)
sop,cl,pf

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

147 Zwei Albumbl├Ątter (2008)
alto sax solo

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