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.

ACA List for Raoul Pleskow

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 QUATRAIN (1993)
gtr
96 QUATRAIN (1993)
pf
97 QUATRAINS (1994)
org
98 RECHERCHE
fl, vc, pf
99 SALUTE! (2003)
SSAX (or Clarinet), piano
101 SERENADE (1987)
satb & orch:2-2-2-2,2-2-2-0,str
102 SEXTET (1963)
fl,ob,cl,vln,vcl,pf
103 SEXTET WITH VOICE (2010)
Soprano, Clarinet, Oboe, String Quartet
104 SIX BAGATELLES WITH VOICE (1988)
sop,fl,cl,vcl,pf
105 SIX BRIEF VERSES (1983)
treb chor,pf,str
106 SIX BRIEF VERSES (1983)
2sop,pf
107 SIX FANCIES(ON PICTURES OF KLEE) (1992)
vln,vla,vcl,pf
109 SOLILOQUE ET DIALOGUE (1998)
SSAX (or Clarinet), piano
110 SOLILOQUY (5 VERSIONS) (1983)
vcl OR cb OR vln OR vla OR bsn solo
111 SONG ON LINES FROM THE LATIN (1993)
satb,2solo sops,solo ten, pf,str:1-1-1-1-1
112 STANZAS & REFRAIN (1984)
vln,pf
113 STRING QUARTET No. 2 (1981)
str qrt
114 SUITE (1977)
2pf
115 SUITE (1977)
orch:2/pic-2-2-2,2-1-0-1,2pf,perc,str
116 SUITE OF BAGATELLES (1981)
vln,pf
117 THREE BRIEF PIECES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (2014)
fl, ob, cl, bsn, hn, 2vln, vla, vcl, db
118 THREE EARLY SONGS (1961)
sop,pf
119 THREE EPIGRAMS (1984)
str orch
120 THREE MADRIGALS FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET (2004)
SATB saxophones
121 THREE PIECES (1968)
pf4-hands
122 THREE PIECES (1968)
cham orch:2-1-1-1,hn,perc,hp,pf,str
123 THREE SHORT PIECES
str qrt
124 THREE SONGS (1972)
ten(hg bar),cl,bcl,vln,vla,vcl,pf
126 TIENTO, STRETTO, & EPILOGO (1998)
flute, clarinet (or soprano saxophone), piano
127 TRE BALLATI (2000)
Soprano and Mezzo Soprano, clarinet, String Quartet

pleskowtreballatiexcerptpbrynjulson.mp3

Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano (Excerpt)
129 TRIO 1977 (1977)
fl,vcl,pf
130 TWO PIECES (1978)
cl,pf
131 TWO PIECES (QUARTET)
fl, cl, vln, vc
133 VARIATIONS ON A LYRIC FRAGMENT (1980)
vcl,pf
134 VILLANELLE, DIRGE & SONG (1982)
high voice, piano
135 VILLANELLE, DIRGE & SONG (1982)
hg vc,orch:pic-2-2-2-2, 2-2-0-0,pf,str
136 VOCALISE (1986)
sop,cl,pf
137 ZUEIGNUNG (1992)
fl/alfl,vcl,pf
138 Zwei Albumblätter (2008)
alto sax solo

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