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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 CONSORT FOR STRINGS
str orch

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

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

15 EPITAPHIUM (1983)
str orch

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

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

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

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

21 FOUR PIECES (1980)
fl,vcl,pf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

34 PEACE DAY SONG (1989)
satb,pf

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

36 PRECIS (1989)
str orch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

46 THREE EPIGRAMS (1984)
str orch

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

48 TRIO 1977 (1977)
fl,vcl,pf

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

50 VOCALISE (1986)
sop,cl,pf

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

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