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

57 IMAGINARY LANDSCAPE - for piano 4-hands (2013)
piano 4-hands

Pleskow Imaginary Audio1.mp3

Excerpt - Imaginary Landscape

58 IN SEVEN SHORT MOVEMENTS (2003)
vn, pf

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

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

63 MAESTRO HSU PIANO PIECES (2010)
pno

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

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

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

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

69 MUSIC FOR 2 PIANOS (1965)
2pf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

79 PEACE DAY SONG (1989)
satb,pf

80 PENTIMENTO (1973)
pf

81 PERCUSSION DUO (1994)
mmb,pf

82 PIANO SONATA # 3 (1996)

84 PIANO SONATA NO. 4 (2000)

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

Pleskow_Piecefor8excerpt.mp3

Pleskow - Piece for 8 - Excerpt

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

87 PIECE FOR PIANO (1973)
pf

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

89 PRECIS (1989)
str orch

90 PRELUDE (1978)
pf or org

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

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

93 PSALM SETTING (1982)
med vc,pf

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

96 QUATRAIN (1993)
gtr

97 QUATRAIN (1993)
pf

98 QUATRAINS (1994)
org

99 RECHERCHE
fl, vc, pf

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

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

103 SEXTET (1963)
fl,ob,cl,vln,vcl,pf

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

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

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

107 SIX BRIEF VERSES (1983)
2sop,pf

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

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

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

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

113 STANZAS & REFRAIN (1984)
vln,pf

114 STRING QUARTET No. 2 (1981)
str qrt

115 SUITE (1977)
2pf

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

117 SUITE OF BAGATELLES (1981)
vln,pf

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

119 THREE EARLY SONGS (1961)
sop,pf

120 THREE EPIGRAMS (1984)
str orch

121 THREE MADRIGALS FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET (2004)
SATB saxophones

122 THREE PIECES (1968)
pf4-hands

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

124 THREE SHORT PIECES
str qrt

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

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

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

pleskowtreballatiexcerptpbrynjulson.mp3

Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano (Excerpt)

130 TRIO 1977 (1977)
fl,vcl,pf

131 TWO PIECES (1978)
cl,pf

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

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

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

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

137 VOCALISE (1986)
sop,cl,pf

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

139 Zwei Albumblätter (2008)
alto sax solo

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