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 AND RETURNS (2015)
solo piano

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

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

27 DREI LIEDER (1997)
MEZZO-SOPRANO, PIANO

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

29 DUE FRAMMENTI (2015)
high voice, piano

30 DUO (1969)
vcl,pf

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

32 EPIGRAM (1995)
pf & str orch

33 EPIGRAMS (1985)
str qrt

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

36 EPITAPHIUM (1983)
str orch

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

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

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

40 FANTASIESTUCK (1980)
pf

41 FANTASY OF FRAGMENTS (2016)
solo piano

42 FIVE BRIEF EPISODES (1996)
pf

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

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

47 FOR VIOLIN & PIANO (1994)
vln,pf

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

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

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

52 FOUR PIECES (1980)
fl,vcl,pf

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

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

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

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

58 IN SEVEN SHORT MOVEMENTS (2003)
vn, pf

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

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

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

65 MAESTRO HSU PIANO PIECES (2010)
pno

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

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

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

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

71 MUSIC FOR 2 PIANOS (1965)
2pf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

82 PEACE DAY SONG (1989)
satb,pf

83 PENTIMENTO (1973)
pf

84 PERCUSSION DUO (1994)
mmb,pf

85 PIANO SONATA # 3 (1996)

87 PIANO SONATA NO. 4 (2000)

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

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

90 PIECE FOR PIANO (1973)
pf

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

92 PRECIS (1989)
str orch

93 PRELUDE (1978)
pf or org

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

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

96 PSALM SETTING (1982)
med vc,pf

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

99 QUATRAIN (1993)
gtr

100 QUATRAIN (1993)
pf

101 QUATRAINS (1994)
org

102 RECHERCHE
fl, vc, pf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

111 SIX BRIEF VERSES (1983)
2sop,pf

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

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

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

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

117 STANZAS & REFRAIN (1984)
vln,pf

118 STRING QUARTET No. 2 (1981)
str qrt

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

120 SUITE for two pianos (1977)
2pf

121 SUITE OF BAGATELLES (1981)
vln,pf

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

123 THREE BRIEF SONGS (2018)
Mezzo Soprano, piano

124 THREE EARLY SONGS (1961)
sop,pf

125 THREE EPIGRAMS (1984)
str orch

126 THREE MADRIGALS FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET (2004)
SATB saxophones

127 THREE PIECES (1968)
pf4-hands

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

129 THREE SHORT PIECES
str qrt

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

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

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

135 TRIO 1977 (1977)
fl,vcl,pf

137 TWO PIECES (1978)
cl,pf

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

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

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

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

143 VOCALISE (1986)
sop,cl,pf

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

145 Zwei Albumbl├Ątter (2008)
alto sax solo

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