Stefan Wolpe (1902 - 1972)



Please Note [This is April 21, 1999] that the New
http://WWW.Wolpe.Org
Site of the Stefan Wolpe Society, assisted by
The Stefan Wolpe Archives, Austin Clarkson, Curator
is now well under construction, and will be the definitive
source of information on Stefan Wolpe and his music.



  1. Introduction
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. A Brief Biography
  4. An Incomplete List of Compositions
  5. Collections of Composition Scores
  6. A Discography
  7. Writings
  8. Bibliography
  9. Internet Resource Links
  10. Organizations
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                             Introduction

The list of Wolpe's known compositions is not near complete; and some of the years of composition I do not know. I would be thankful for any additional information that anyone reading this page might be able to give me.

Submissions for additional references, recordings and reviews of them will also be greatly appreciated and added to this page, with acknowledgement.

NB All umlauted vowels in German are indicated in a traditional convention of simply following the vowel with an 'e'. This avoids difficulties of browser and terminal capabilities regarding fonts.




                        Acknowledgements

   My thanks to John M. Johnsen  of Texas Instruments Inc., for providing
   information to double the original size of this page, to David Bloch
   Prof. of Musicology, Tel-Aviv University and Director, The Group for
   New Music and the Terezin Music Memorial Project for contribution of
   material, and Tania Snoep for proof reading and error detection.
   Many thanks to Dr. Austin Clarkson, curator of the Stefan Wolpe Archive
   at York Univerity in Ontario, Canada for much information that has
   yet to find its way into this page.





   The Music of Stefan Wolpe is licensed by ASCAP
   and published by:

        C. F. Peters Corporation
        EMI Music Publishing Limited
        Hargail Music Inc.
        Josef Marx Music Company
		JNL12: The Josef Marx Story
        Peer-Southern Concert Music
        Peer Musikverlag GMBH
        Samuel French
        Seesaw Music Corporation
        Soundway Press
        Transcontinental Music Publications
        Tonos Musikverlag
        Theodore Presser

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              An Incomplete List of works by Stefan Wolpe
              (in semichronological order of composition)

   Sechs Klavierstuecke (1920-1929)
      Gesang, weil ich etwas Teures velassen muss (1920)
         Published: ca. 1979
         Duration: ca. 2:30-3:00
      Stehende Musik (1925)
         Duration: ca. 3:30
      Rag-Caprice (1927)
         Duration: ca. 0:42
      Tango (1927)
         Duration: ca. 3:20
      Marsch Nr. 1 (1929)
      Presto agitato (1929) 
   Medium: Piano
   Published: Hamburg: Peer Musikverlag;
              New York: Southern Music Publishing, c1989.
   Duration:
   Note: Preface in German and English. 

   SIX PIANO PIECES 1920-1929
   Hamburg, Germany 1989. A representative collection of Wolpe's early
   experimental works with extensive notes on each. Five of the six
   pieces are recorded on the CPO label..

    Pepper Music  7947872

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   Early Piece for Piano (1924)
       Andante con Moto
       Allegro
       Meno Mosso
       Andante con Moto
   Medium: Piano
   Published: McGinnis & Marx, ca. 1955
   Duration: 6:00

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   Sonata #1 (Piano; 1925-28)
       [new revised version 1971(?)]
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Lieder nach Texten des Friedrich Hoelderlin (1924-1927)
   [Five Hoelderlin Songs]
   Medium: Piano, Alto voice

    An Diotima: op. 1 (1927)
     Published: [1927]
     Duration: 0:30

    Haelfte des Lebens (1924)
     Published: [1924]
     Duration: 1:30

    Spaziergang, Der: Op. 1 #4
     Published: [1924]
     Duration: 2:00

    ...
   Cf. also 1935 below.

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   Cinq marches caracterisque Op. 10 (1928-1934)
       #1 energico ed animato (1928)
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration: ca. 1:30

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   Funf [Fuenf] Lieder nach Texten von Friedrich Holderlin (1924, rev. 1935)
      from Bearbeitungen Ostjudischer Volkslieder (1923-25)
      1) "Onder dem Kinds Wiegele"
      2) "Es Kimt Gefloigen di Gilderne Pawe"
         from Ballad of the Unknown Soldier (1938)
      3) "Sim Shalom"
         from Vier Lieder, Op. 29 (1938)
      4) "Rechot"
      5) "Mazkeret"
   Medium: Medium Voice and Piano
   Published:
   Duration:

   Wolpe, Stefan. Funf Lieder nach Friedrich Holderin, Op. 1
   Ed. Austin Clarkson . Alto, piano . Hamburg and New York 1991.
   New critical edition of this song cycle by Stefan Wolpe,
   composed between 1924 and 1927, and revised in 1935.

    Pepper Music  7973498

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   Duo Im Hexachord (1935/36)
   [Suite im Hexachord]
   Medium: Oboe, Clarinet
   Published: Josef Marx Music Co., ca. 1964
   Duration: 15:00

   SUITE IM HEXACHORD
   New York, NY Playing score 1964/1990.
   A new printing of this work originally composed in 1936.
   Has been recorded on Crystal Records.

    Pepper Music  7929763

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   Tsedaktem habonim hatseirim (1936)
   Medium: chorus (SATB) [English & Hebrew]
   Published: Hargail Music Press, ca. 1949
   Duration: 2:00

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   Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1936/38)
   Medium: Oboe, Piano
   Published:
   Duration:

   SONATA-OBOE SOLO
   New York 1991.  The first publication of Stefan Wolpe's Oboe Sonata
   composed in Jerusalem in 1937- 38 (and revised in 1941).

    Pepper Music  7970130
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   Four Studies on Basic Rows
       I   Study on Tritones (1936)
       II  Study on Thirds (1935)
       III Presto Furioso:
           Study on a set of expanding and contracting intervals (1935)
       IV  Passacaglia (1936) [revised 1971]
           Study on an all-interval row in conjunction with
           eleven basic rowa
           [Instrumental version 1937]
           Duration: ca. 13:10 - 15:00
   Medium: Piano
   Published: Merion Music Inc. 1974
   Duration:

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   Chinese Epitaphs Op. 25 (1937)
   Medium: Piano
   Published: [1937]
   Duration: 06:00

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   6 Songs from the Hebrew (1938)
        A collection of various songs from the Palestine period.
        "Lilacs" (Noach Stern)
        "On a Mural by Diego Rivera" (Noach Stern)
        "David's Lament over Johnathan"
        Lines from The Prophet Micah
        Isaiah
        Song of Songs
   Medium: Middle Voice, Piano
   Published: McGinnis & Marx  ca. 1962
   Duration:

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   Dance in a Form of a Chaconne (1938),
   Medium: Piano
   Published: Arrow Music Press ca. 1941
   Duration: 2:30-3:00

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   Epitaph (1938)
   Medium: Low voice, Piano
   Published: Hargail Music Press ca. 1951
   Duration: 2:00
   
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   If it be my fate .... (1938)
   Medium: Low voice, Piano
   Published: Hargail Music Press ca. 1951
   Duration: 3:30

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   Lieder, op. 29. (Jassurim anach nu)
   Medium: Middle voice, Piano
   Published: [1938]
   Duration: 

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   Sonata for piano and oboe (1938)
        Allegro comodo
        Molto adagio
        Embittered, violent and quick
        Allegro con grazia
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration:

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   To the Dancemaster (1938)
   [La-menatzeach al ha-mecholot]
   Medium: Middle Voice, Clarinet,Piano
   Published: Josef Marx Music Co., ca. 1989
   Duration: 2:00
   
   TO THE DANCEMASTER

   New York, NY Score and parts 1989.
   Poem by Chaim Nachman Bialik.  Text in Hebrew.
   English translation is provided though is not meant to be sung.

    Pepper Music  7929755

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   Pastorale (piano 1939),
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration: ca. 2:08

   Out of Print
   New Edition to appear in a volume of early piano works
   from the Wolpe Society edited by Austin Clarkson

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   Sonata for Oboe (1941)
   Medium: Oboe, Piano
   Published: J. Marx Music Co. ca. 1991
   Duration: 20:00

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   Toccata in three parts (piano 1941)
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration: ca. 11:30

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   Piece in three parts (piano and 16 instruments 1941)
   Medium: Solo Piano; 2 flutes, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, baritone saxophone,
           2 trumpets, 2 horns, tuba, harp, electric guitar, percussion
   Published: Southern Music Pub.   c1993
   Duration: ca. 14:00
   
   PIECE IN THREE PARTS
   Study Score

   Ed. Austin Clarkson . New York Full Score 1993. Premiered in May
   1962, this work is representative of Wolpe's later style. It includes a
   musical tribute to victims of the Holocaust. Critical edition prepared
   by the Stefan Wolpe Society.

    Pepper Music  5261623

   PIECE FOR PIANO/16 INSTR ?
   Study Score

    Pepper Music  7966187

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   Zemach Suite (piano 1941)
   Medium: Piano
   Published: New York, Hargail Music Press, 1949 
   Duration:
   
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   Man from Midian (The), ballet (1942)
   Medium:
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Battle Piece (piano 1943-44/47)
   [ Encouragements for piano, first piece ]
         In Seven Movements
   Medium: Piano
   Published: Hamburg; New York: Peer, ca. 1989 
   Duration: ca. 24:30

   BATTLE PIECE FOR PIANO

    Pepper Music  7966229

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   Music for any Instruments: Interval Studies (1944-49)
   Medium:
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Yigdal: cantata (1945)
   Medium: Solo Baritone, chorus
   Published: Southern Music Pub. Co. ca. 1991
   Duration: 20:00

   YIGDAL
   Study Score

    Pepper Music  7966211

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   Compositional Studies (1946-49)
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Studies for Piano, Part I (Piano; 1948)
            Displaced Spaces, Schocks, Negations,
            A New sort of Relationship in Space,
            Pattern, Tempo, Diversity of Actions,
            Interactions and Intensities
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration: ca. 4:15

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   Two studies for Piano (Part II) (1948)
   Medium: Piano
   Published: McGinnis & Marx, ca. 1955
   Duration: 3:00

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   Sonata for violin and Piano (1949)
   Medium: Violin, Piano
   Published: McGinnis & Marx, ca. 1955
   Duration:
   Notes: dedicated to violinist Frances Magnes

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   Quartet (1950)
   Medium: Piano, Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion
   Published: Josef Marx Music Co. ca. 1966
   Duration:

   QUARTET #1-TRP/SAX/PNO/PERC
   Study Score
   New York, NY Study score, spiral 1966/89. Written in 1950.

    Pepper Music  7902620

   QUARTET #1-TPT/SAX/PF/PERC SC/PTS

    Pepper Music  8006801


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   Apollo and Artemis (1955)
   Medium: Middle voice, Piano
   Published:
   Duration:

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   The Hour Glass (1958)
   Medium: Middle voice, Piano
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Medium for Medium Voice and Piano (1959)
   Medium: Middle voice, Piano
   Published: 19??
   Duration:

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   The Angel (1959)
   Medium: Middle voice, Piano
   Published: 19??
   Duration: 01:00

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   Form (1959)
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Piece in Two Parts (1960)
   Medium: Piano, Flute
   Published: Josef Marx Music ca. 1969
   Duration:

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   Chamber piece #1 (1963)
   Medium: Instrumental Ensemble (14 players)
   Published: Southern Music Co. 1985
   Duration: ca. 8:30

   CHAMBER PIECE #1 FOR 14 PLAYERS

    Pepper Music  7591043

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   Trio in Two Parts (1963-64)
   Medium: Flute, Cello, Piano
   Published: Southern Music Pub. Co., ca. 1978
   Duration: ca. 17:00

   TRIO IN TWO PARTS

   Ed. Edward Levy. New York, NY Score and parts 1978. First edition for
   sale of this work dating from Wolpe's later period.

    Pepper Music  7894413

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   Piece in two parts, for violin alone #1 (1964)
   Medium: Violin
   Published: Josef Marx Music ca. 1966
   Duration:

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   Piece in two parts, for violin alone #2 (1966)
   Medium: Violin
   Published: Josef Marx Music ca. 1968
   Duration:

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   Piece for Cello Alone (1966)
   Medium: Solo Cello
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Solo Piece for Trumpet (1966)
   Medium: Solo Trumpet
   Published: Josef Marx Music Co. ca. 1968
   Duration:
   Note: Premiered in 1966 by trumpeter Ronald Anderson.

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   Chamber piece #2 (1967)
   Medium: Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone,
           Strings and Percussion
   Published: Southern Music Pub.   1987
   Duration: ca. 03:45

   CHAMBER PIECE #2 FOR 13 PLAYERS
   Eds. Austin Clarkson and Anthony Korf, New York, NY Score 1977/87.
   First publication of this work.  This edition was prepared from
   original scores which were badly damaged in a fire in 1970..

    Pepper Music  7894421

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   Enactments
       [Black Mountain period]
   Medium: Three Pianos
   Published:
   Duration:

   SEVEN PIECES FOR THREE PIANOS

    Pepper Music  7479991

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   Symphony
       [Black Mountain Period]
   Medium: Full Orchestra
   Published:
   Duration:

   SYMPHONY
   Study Score

    Pepper Music  7966195

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   Form IV (Broken Sequences) (Piano; 1969)
   Medium: Piano
   Published: Henmar Press ca. 1970
   Duration: ca. 4:00-5:30

   BROKEN SEQUENCES FORM 4

    Pepper Music  7126253

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   From Here on Farther (1969)
   Medium: Piano, Violin, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
   Published: Southern Music Pub. ca. 1993
   Duration:

   Wolpe, Stefan. From Here On Farther,
   Ed. Austin Clarkson . New York Score & parts 1993.
   Composed in 1969, this is a single-movement work in which a graceful,
   shapely figure is broken by spasmodic interruptions.
   First publication; critical edition by the Stefan Wolpe Society.

    Pepper Music  5261854

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   String Quartet (1969)
   Medium: 2 Violins, Viola, Cello
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Studien ueber Grundreihen (1971)
   Medium: Piano
   Published: Merion Music, ca. 1974
   Duration: 26:00
   
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                       WITH MISSING DATES OF COMPOSITION:

   An die Armee der Kunstler
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration:

   DECRET NO.2  AN [DIE] ARMEE DER KUNSTLER
   Vocal VOCAL     ....Grade-4    

    Pepper Music  7966252

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   Drei Lieder von Bertolt Brecht
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Piece for Cello Alone (Cello, from Second Piece for Violin)
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Early piano pieces:
        Lied
        Anrede
        Hymnus
        Strophe
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration:

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   4 Songs from the Hebrew
        A collection of various songs from the Palestine period.
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Music for a Dancer
   Medium: Piano
   Published: New York: Peer music, ca. 1990
   Duration:

   MUSIC FOR A DANCER
   Study Score

    Pepper Music  7966179

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   Piece In Two Parts for Six Players
   Medium:
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Piece for Two Instrumental Units
   Medium:
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Duo
   Medium: 2 violins
   Published:
   Duration:

   DUO FOR ZWEI GEIGEN

    Pepper Music  7966237

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   Quartet for Oboe
   Medium: Oboe, Cello, Percussion & Piano
   Published: J. Marx Music Co. ca. 1976
   Duration:

   QUARTET-OBOE/CELLO/PERC/PNO
   Study Score
   New York, NY Study score, spiral 1976/89.

    Pepper Music  7902638

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   Oboe Sonata (For Josef Marx)
   Medium: Solo Oboe
   Published:
   Duration:

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   To Anna Blume
   Medium: Piano and Musical Clown
   Published:
   Duration:
   
   AN ANNA BLUME-STUDY SCORE
   Study Score

    Pepper Music  7966153

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   Quartet No. 1
   Medium:
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Musik fuer Hamlet
   Medium:
   Published:
   Duration:

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   Quintet with Voice
   Medium: Voice, Piano, ?
   Published:
   Duration:
   
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   Remembering the Dancemaster
   Medium: Piano
   Published:
   Duration:
   
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   March and Variations
   Medium: Two Pianos
   Published: NYC 1977/1987
   Duration:

   MARCH AND VARIATIONS

   New York, NY  - Set of two scores 1977/1997. Variations 1 through 4
   flow together, 5 and 6 are like a scherzo and trio, while 7 through
   9 are likened to an intermezzo, slow movement, and finale.
   Fully annotated with extensive preface..

    Pepper Music  5545140

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   Cantata for Mezzo Soprano
   Medium: Mezzo Soprano, ?
   Published:
   Duration:


   CANTATA FOR MEZZO-SOPRANO

    Pepper Music  7966245

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   Waltz for Merle
   Medium: Piano and ?
   Published:
   Duration:
   
   WALTZ FOR MERLE
   Study Score

    Pepper Music  7966203

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   Piece for trumpet and instrumental ensemble
   Medium: Trumpet; Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
   Published: C. F. Peters Corp. ca. 1978
   Duration: ca. 14:00

   PIECE-TRUMPET/7 INSTR-STUDY SCORE
   Study Score

    Pepper Music  7482128

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   The Good Spirit of a Right Cause
   Medium: Piano
   Published: Hamburg; New York: Peermusic, ca. 1990.
   Duration:

    Pepper Music  7966161
   Study Score

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   ???

   THREE PIECES
   Choral Works

    Pepper Music  7966260

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Collections of Composition Scores

                      Collections of Composition Scores


   Lieder Mit Klavierbegleitung
   Medium: Voice and Piano
   Comments:  Ed. Thomas Phleps . New York 1993.
   A new critical edition of Wolpe's songs from 1929-1933.
   With extensive critical notes. German text. 402 pages.
   Published:  Pepper Music  8006884

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                               Discography
   Vinyl:


   J. Gaetano: Hebrew Songs

   String Quartet (1969) in
   The Avant Garde String Quartet in the U.S.A.
   with strings quartets by Earle Brown, John Cage, George Crumb,
   Jacob Druckman, Morton Feldman, Lejaren Hiller, Leon Kirchner and
   Christian Wolff.
   The Concord String Quartet:
   Mark Sokol and Andrew Jennings, violin; John Kochanowski, Viola;
   Norman Fischer, Cello
   Vox SVBX 5306

   Stefan Wolpe
   Sonata for Violin and Piano (1949)
      Frances Magnes, Violin; David Tudor Piano (?)
   Passacaglia 
      David Tudor, Piano
   Quartet (1950)
      Bob Nagel, Trumpet; Al Cohn, Tenor Sax.; Al Howard, Percussion;
      Jack Maxim, Piano; Samuel Baron, Conductor.
   Counterpoint/Esoteric (Everest) Mono 530, Stereo 5530
   Notes: Recordings were supervised by the composer.
   

   The Man from Midian
   Koch International Recording.
   A version for 2 pianos featuring Cameron Grant and James Winn.

   Battle Piece
   [with William Bolcom's 12 new etudes]
   recorded by Marc Andre Hamelin

   Trio (1963)
   with George Crumb: "Eleven Echoes of Aurumn" (1965)
   Group for Contemporary Music at Columbia University
   Lewis Kaplan, violin; David Gilbert, Flute, Lloyd Greenberg, Clarinet;
   Jacob Maxim, Piano.
   CRI 233 USD

   Chamber Piece No.1 (1964)
   with Seymour Schifrin's "Satires of Circumstance" (1964)
   and George Rochberg's "Serenata d'estate" (1955)
   The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (Arthur Weissberg, conductor)
   Nonesuch H-71220 (stereo)

   Twentieth Century Piano Music: Classic and Contemporary.
   Anne Chamberlain, Piano
      Pastorale (1939)
      Presto Agitato (1929)
      Form (1959)
   also with 
      Howard Rovics: Three studies for Piano (1966)
      Raoul Pleskow: Piece of Piano (1966)
      Arnold Schoenberg: Op. 11, Op. 19, Op. 33a
   Ars Nova, Ars Antingua Recordings AN-1007
   Lib. Congress #: 79-751281

   Arline Carmen, alto; Leon Lishner, bass; David Tudor; Piano
   Wolpe, Ten Songs from the Hebrew
   with works by Alan Hovhaness
   Columbia Records Collectors' Series (Modern American Music Series)
   AML 5179
   
   Compact Discs:

   Symphony
   Weisberg/Orchestra of the 20th Century.
   +Sessions: Violin Concerto.  Rec. 1974
   CRI 676
   
   Man from Midian (The), ballet
   Group for Contemporary Music
   +String Quartet; Second Piece for Violin;
   +Schoenberg/Webern: 5 Pieces
   KCH 7315
   
   Quartet for Oboe, Cello, Percussion & Piano
   Group for Contemporary Music. (1955)
   +Volin. Sonata; Trio in 2 Parts for Flute, Cello & Piano
   KCH 7112
   
   Quartet for Strings (1969)
   Group for Contemporary Music
   +The Man from Midian; Second Piece for Violin;
   Schoenberg/Webern: 5 Pieces
   KCH 7315
   
   
   Solo Piece for Trumpet in 2 parts
   TRUMPET IN OUR TIME
   DCD-148
   Program Notes:
   
   The German composer Stefan Wolpe moved to the United States in 1938,
   living in New York City until his death in 1972. Solo Piece for
   Trumpet was premiered in 1966 by trumpeter Ronald Anderson. A more
   substantial work had been planned, but the composer's failing health
   prevented this, and the result was this two and a half minute solo.
   Interestingly, part two of the piece calls for trumpet in F alto, an
   obsolete instrument even in 1966, but permits performance on B-flat
   trumpet with the subsequent transposition up a perfect fourth. This
   more frequently performed B-flat trumpet alternative is presented on
   this recording, while on a recent Wolpe CD by the Parnassus ensemble,
   Mr. Mase uses a four valve flugelhorn to realize this movement in its
   original tessitura.
   
   Collections

   Ensemble Aventure. Ob. Son.; To Anna Blume for Pno. & Musical Clown.
   +Schulhoff: Divertissement for Ob., Clnt., Bsn.; Bass Nightingale
   Wolkenpumpe
   ARM 1071
   
   Korf/Parnassus Ens. Incl.: Piece in 2 Parts for 6 Players; Drei Lieder
   von Bertolt Brecht; Qrt. No. 1; Musik for Hamlet; Piece for 2
   Instrumental Units; To the Dancemaster
   KCH 7141
   
   Suite im Hexachord (1935/36) [premier recording]
   Crystal S355 (1983)
   Floyd Williams ,clarinet and Darrel Randall,oboe.

   Various. Qnt. with Voice; Piece in 3 Parts for Pno. & 16 Instruments;
   Duo im Hexachord
   BDG 9043

   Stefan Wolpe - Wild Roses (Songs from Berlin, Jerusalem and New York)
   Emilie Berendsen, mezzo-soprano; David Bloch, piano
   Symposium Records, 110, Derwent Avenue,
   East Barnet, Herfordshire EN4 8LZ
   Catalogue number: Symposium 1216
   Contents:
   Funf [Fuenf] Lieder nach Texten von Friedrich Holderlin (1924, rev. 1935)
      from Bearbeitungen Ostjudischer Volkslieder (1923-25)
      1) "Onder dem Kinds Wiegele"
      2) "Es Kimt Gefloigen di Gilderne Pawe"
         from Ballad of the Unknown Soldier (1938)
      3) "Sim Shalom"
         from Vier Lieder, Op. 29 (1938)
      4) "Rechot"
      5) "Mazkeret"

    From Six Songs from the Hebrew (1938)
      Song of Songs

    From Arrangements of Palestinian and Yemenite Folksongs (1938)
      "Lo Nelech Mi Po"
      "Saleinu al K'tefeinu"
      "Tel-Aviv"

   Apollo and Artemis (1955)
   The Hour Glass (1958)
   The Angel (1959)
   Medium for Medium Voice and Piano (1959)

   
                         A listing of cd's from cduniverse:
                         [Prices are not necessarily accurate]

   Title of Album

   American Masters - Sessions: Violin
   Concerto; Wolpe 
                                     $13.85 

   American String Quartets 1950-1970 /
   Concord Quartet 
                                     $9.10 

   Architecture and Aria - Three Centuries of
   the Virtuoso Oboe 
                                     $12.97 

   Brant, Scelsi, Wolpe, Xenaxis, Cage, Glass, et
   al / Paul Zukofsky 
                                     $16.28 

   For Stefan Wolpe - Wolpe, Feldman, Cage,
   Carter, Schollhorn 
                                     $15.90 

   Form - Arthur Berger, Stefan Wolpe 
                                     $12.97 

   Gerard Schwarz Performs New Music for
   Trumpet 
                                     $12.53 

   Sessions, Wolpe, Babbitt: String Quartets
   /Juilliard Quartet 
                                     $13.85 

   Spectrum: New American Music 
                                     $12.97 

   Stefan Wolpe, Raoul Pleskow, Peter Maxwell
   Davies / Holzman 
                                     $13.85 

   Tango Fantasy / Stefan Hussong 
                                     $13.85 

   Wolpe, Schoenberg / The Group for
   Contemporary Music 
                                     $13.85 

   wolpe: quartet, trio for flute, etc. / fleezanis,
   ohlsson 
                                     $13.85 

   Wolpe: Quintet with Voice, Piece, Suite /
   Serkin, et al 
                                     $13.85 

   Wolpe: Symphony 1, Yigdal Cantata,
   Chamber Pieces 1 & 2  
                                     $5.48 
   


                             Piano Collections

   Peter Serkin; Works by Igor Stravinsky, Stefan Wolpe, Peter Lieberson
   New World Records (NW 344-2)

   Geoffrey Douglas Madge: Stefan Wolpe, Piano Music
        Gesang, weil ich Teures verlassen muss (1920)
        Stehende Musik (1925)
        Tango (1927)
        Rag-Caprice (1927)
        Cinq Marches Chacteristiques Op. 10
             Nr. 1 energico ed animato (1928)
        Passacaglia (1936/Revised 1971)
        Dance in the Form of a Chaconne (1938)
        Battle Piece (1943-44/47)
        Displaced Spaces, Shocks ... for Piano (1946)
        Form IV: Broken Sequences for Piano (1969)
   CPO Digital Recording (cpo 999 055-2)
   
   Holzman. "Music for a Dancer"
   +works by Raoul Pleskow and Peter Maxwell Davies
   CEN 2102
   
   Wolpe, Katarina. "Remembering the Dancemaster" Incl.: Early Piece;
   Passacaglia; Zemach Suite.
   LGO 5120
   
                               Writings

   Wolpe, Stefan,
   "Proportionen" (1960)
   Cf.  Greenbaum 

   Wolpe, Stefan,
   "Thinking Twice" (1959),
   in Contemporary Composers on Contemporary Music,
   Schwartz, Elliot and Childs, Barney (eds),
   Holt Rinehart Winston (1967).

   Wolpe, Stefan,
   "Thoughts on Pitch and Some Considerations Connected With It,"
   Perspectives of New Music 17.2 (1979), 28-50.

   Wolpe, Stefan,
   "To Understand Music (With an Introduction by Austin Clarkson),"
   Sonus 3.1 (1982), 4-17.

   Wolpe, Stefan,
   "A Bunch of Notes: A Lecture,"		
   Perspectives of New Music 21.1 (1983), 295-311.

                              Bibliography


   Bauer, Marion, "Stefan Wolpe", Modern Music XIX (1939) pp. 233-236.

   Cowell, Henry, Record Review, Musical Quarterly XLIII/2 (1957) p. 142.

   Levy, Edward,
   "Stefan Wolpe: (for his sixtieth birthday),"
   Perspectives of New Music 2.1 (Fall-Winter 1963), 51-65.

   Levy, Edward, "Stefan Wolpe", Perspectives on American Composers,
   Benjamin Boretz and Edward T. Cone, eds.
   Norton Press (1971).

   Carter, Elliott,
   "In Memoriam: Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972),"	
   Perspectives of New Music 11.1 (1972), 3-5.

   Babbitt, Milton,
   "In Memoriam: Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972),"
   Perspectives of New Music 11.1 (1972), 5-6.

   Wuorinen, Charles,
   "In Memoriam: Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972),"
   Perspectives of New Music 11.1 (1972), 6.

   Stempel, Larry,
   "A Colophon for Stefan Wolpe,"
   Perspectives of New Music 11.1 (1972), 6-10.

   Brody, Martin,
   "Sensibility Defined: Set Projection in Stefan Wolpe's Form for Piano,"
   Perspectives of New Music 15.2 (1977), 3-22.

   Hasty, Christopher,
   "Segmentation and Process in Post-Tonal Music,"
   Music Theory Spectrum 3 (1981), 54-73.
   atonal music, analysis, set theory, segmentation, closure
   Stefen Wolpe, String Quartet, Anton Webern, op. 24/2,
   Arnold Schoenberg, op. 23/1.

   Hasty, Christopher F,
   "Rhythm in Post-Tonal Music: Preliminary Questions of Duration and Motion,"
   JMT 25.2 (Fall 1981), 183-216.
   rhythm, meter, atonal, theory, psychology, time, temporality.
   Boring, Cone, Cooper, Meyer, Harris.
   Webern, Piano Variation, op. 27,
   Wolpe, Form for Piano.

   Post, Nora,
   "Varese, Wolpe and the Oboe,"
   Perspectives of New Music 20.1&2 (1981-1982), 135-148.

   Kalischer, Clemens,
   "Stefan Wolpe at Black Mountain College: A Photograph,"
   Sonus 3.1 (1982), 1-3.

   Greenbaum, Matthew,
   "Stefan Wolpe's 'Proportions': A Translation and Commentary"
   City University of New York Ph. D. Thesis (1983)

   Clarkson, Austin,
   "Translation of On New (and Not-So-New) Music in America, by Stefan Wolpe,"
   JMT 28.1 (Spring 1984), 1-45.
   history, composition, serial, avant garde.
   Wolpe, Quartet for Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion and Piano,
   Babbit, Second String Quartet.

   Wolpert, Rita S,
   "Recognition of Melody, Harmonic Accompaniment, and Instrumentation:
    Musicians vs. Nonmusicians,"
   Music Perception 8.1 (Fall 1990), 95-106. 
   
   Das revolutionšer Exilwerk des Komponisten Stefan Wolpe - mit
   kritischen Anmerkungen zur Musikgeschichtsschreibung der dreiziger
   und vierziger Jahre, in: Jahrbuch fuer Exilforschung, Muenchen 1992,
   S. 129-151

   Stefan Wolpe. Intern. Symposium, Toronto 1993 (Proceedings, ed. by
   A. Clarkson), S. 1-25

   Clarkson, Austin,
   "'The Fantasy Can Be Critically Examined': Composition and Theory in
   the Thought of Stefan Wolpe" in Music Theory and the Exploration of
   the Past, edited by Christopher Hatch & David W Bernstein,
   The Univ. of Chicago Press (1993)




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