List of compositions by Ernst Krenek

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This is a list of the works of the Austrian, later American, composer Ernst Krenek (1900–1991).

Operas[edit]

See List of operas by Krenek.

Ballets[edit]

  • Mammon, Op. 37 (1925)
  • Der vertauschte Cupido, Op. 38 (1925)
  • Eight Column Line, Op. 85 (1939)

Vocal Music[edit]

Choral
  • Die Jahreszeiten (Hölderlin), Op. 35 (1925)
  • Kantate von der Vergänglichkeit des Irdischen, Op. 72 (1932)
  • Lamentatio Jeremiae prophetae, Op. 93 (1941–2)
  • Santa Fe Timetable, Op. 102 (1945)
  • Missa duodecim tonorum, Op. 165, mixed choir and organ (1957–8)
  • O Holy Ghost, Op. 186A (1964)
  • Three Madrigals, SSA a cappella (1960)
Solo vocal

With piano unless otherwise indicated:

  • Lieder, Op. 19 on texts by Otfried Krzyzanowski and Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
  • O Lacrymosa, Op. 48 (1926); text written for Krenek by Rilke, also orch. ver., Op. 48a
  • Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen (text by the composer), Op. 62 (1929)
  • The Ballad of the Railroads, Op. 78 (1944, text by the composer)
  • Medea, Op. 129, mezzo soprano and orchestra (1951, text: German translation of Robinson Jeffers' adaptation in English of Medea by Euripides)
  • Sestina (text by the composer), Op.161, soprano and 8 instruments (1957)

Orchestral[edit]

Symphonies
  • Symphony No. 1, Op. 7 (1921)
  • Symphony No. 2, Op. 12 (1922)
  • Symphony No. 3, Op. 16 (1922)
  • Symphony for winds and percussion, Op. 34 (1924–25)
  • Little Symphony, Op. 58 (1928)
  • Symphony No. 4, Op. 113 (1947)
  • Symphony No. 5, Op. 119 (1949)
  • Symphony "Pallas Athene", Op. 137 (1954)
Concertos and concertante works
  • Violin
    • Violin concerto No. 1, Op. 29
    • Violin concerto No. 2, Op. 140
  • Cello
    • Cello concerto No. 1, Op. 133
    • Capriccio for cello and orchestra, Op. 145
    • Cello concerto No. 2, Op. 236
  • Piano
    • Piano Concerto No. 1
    • Piano Concerto No. 2
    • Piano Concerto No. 3
    • Piano Concerto No. 4
  • Harp
    • Concerto for harp and chamber orchestra, Op. 126
  • Organ
    • Organ Concerto, Op. 230
    • Organ Concerto, Op. 235
  • Other
    • Little concerto for harpsichord, organ and chamber orchestra, Op. 88
    • Concerto for violin, piano and small orchestra, Op. 124

Wind Band[edit]

Marches
  • Three Merry Marches (1924–26)

Chamber works[edit]

  • Monologue for clarinet solo (1956)
  • Serenade for clarinet and string trio, Op. 4 (1919)
  • "Four Pieces" for oboe and piano (1966)
  • Five Pieces for trombone and piano (1967)
  • Flute players serenade: rondo for four flutes (as Thornton Winsloe)
  • Sonata for viola solo, Op. 92 No. 3 (1942)
  • Sonata for viola and piano, Op. 117 (1948)
  • Sonata No. 1 for violin solo, Op. 33
  • Sonata No. 2 for violin solo, Op. 115
  • Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor for violin and piano, Op. 3
  • Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano, Op. 99
  • Sonatine for Bb bass clarinet and piano (as Thornton Winsloe)
  • String quartet No. 1, Op. 6
  • String quartet No. 2, Op. 8
  • String quartet No. 3, Op. 20
  • String quartet No. 4, Op. 24
  • String quartet No. 5, Op. 65 in E-flat
  • String quartet No. 6, Op. 78
  • String quartet No. 7, Op. 96
  • String quartet No. 8, Op. 233 (1980)
  • String trio, Op. 118
  • String trio Parvula Corona Musicalis: ad honorem Johannis Sebastiani Bach, Op. 122
  • String trio in 12 Stations, Op. 237
  • Suite for cello solo, Op. 84
  • Suite for guitar, Op. 164

Piano[edit]

  • Sonata No. 1, Op. 2 in E-flat (1919)
  • Sonata No. 2, Op. 59
  • Sonata No. 3, Op. 92, No. 4 *
  • Sonata No. 4, Op. 114
  • Sonata No. 5, Op. 121
  • Sonata No. 6, Op. 128
  • Sonata No. 7, Op. 240

Electronic music[edit]

  • Spiritus Intelligentiae, Sanctus, Op. 152, two solo voices and tape (1956)
  • San Fernando Sequence, Op. 185 (1963)
  • Exercises of a Late Hour, Op. 200 (1967)
  • Orga-Nastro, Op. 212, organ and tape (1971)
  • They Knew What They Wanted, Op. 227, narrator, oboe, piano, percussion and tape (1977)

*The rest of, Op. 92 contains works for other instrumental combinations, including solo viola and solo organ.

References[edit]

  • Bowles, Garrett H. (comp.) (1989). Ernst Krenek: A Bio-bibliography. New York and London: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-25250-5
  • Bowles, Garrett H. (2001). "Krenek, Ernst". The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. London: Macmillan.