Biography of Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)

19.03.1929
Born in Chicago
Studies of piano and composition at the DePaul-Universität with Walter Knupfer respective Alexander Tcherepnin
1952
master and bachelor degree
1955
Lectorship for composition, piano and theory at DePaul University
1956
Chairman of the piano department at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
1958
Debut in Carnegie Hall, playing his own piano works and composition of Fragments for woodwind trio
1961
First price at Concours International Composition Competition for the Sonata for flute and piano (premiere played by Julius Baker)
1962
Movements for Woodwind quintet op. 16 and Preludes for unaccompanied flute op. 18
1964
Visiting Lecturer at Roosevelt University
1965
Professor and head of composition at Arizone University in Arizona until retirement in 1988
1973
Flute duets op. 34
1985
Quintet for Woodwinds op. 45 commissioned by the Oklahoma Woodwind Quintet
14.03.1993
Premiere of Moments op. 47 for flute and piano, played by Alexandra Hawley
25.05.2010
Dies in Tucson, Arizona

Sheet music for flute:

Duos for Flute and Clarinet op. 24
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(flute, clarinet in H flat)
G. Schirmer, ED-3840
Rating: difficult
  1. Andante sustenuto
  2. Allegro risoluto
  3. Moderato
  4. Allegro ma non troppo
  5. Andante molto
  6. Allegro
two scores
A little bit crooked but nice.
Originally composed for two flutes and in 1984 transcribed for flute and clarinet for the musicians Mitchell Lurie and Julius Baker


Duos for Flutes op. 34
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(2 flutes)
G. Schirmer, 47338c
Rating: difficult
  1. Andante sostenuto
  2. Allegro risoluto
  3. Moderato
  4. Allegro ma non troppo
  5. Andante molto
  6. Allegro
Composed in 1973


Fragments
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(flute, clarinet, bassoon)
Silhouette Music Corporation
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Waltz - Allegro
  2. Solitude - Andante
  3. Holiday - Vivace
  4. Reverie - Moderato
  5. Exit - Allegro giocoso
Composed in 1958
This composition is one of the causes for my Muczynski loving. Colorful, jazzy and exceptionell.


Moments op. 47
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(flute, piano)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante sostenuto
  3. Allegro con spirito


Movements op. 16
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Silhouette Music Corporation
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Molto moderato
  3. Adagio-strictly (senza rubato)
  4. Allegro risoluto
Parts and score.
The composer received a grant from the Ford Foundation for which he had to compose for secondary school music groups in Tucson, Arizona. The edition includes a short introduction to the movements by the composer and the times for playing it. Altogether about 5 minutes.


Quintet for Winds op. 45
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro risoluto
  2. Andante
  3. Moderato
Parts and score.
A composition commissioned by the Oklahome Woodwind Quintet, to whom it is also dedicated.


Three Preludes op. 18
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(flute)
G. Schirmer, HL50290620
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante molto
  3. Allegro molto


CDs with/from Robert Muczynski

Wieke Karsten, Henry Kelder
Doodles in Flight (2001)
music by Muczynski - Mower - Guiot - Kelder
    Robert Muczynski: Sonata for flute and Piano, op. 14:
  1. Allegro deciso (04:02:00)
  2. Scherzo. vivace (01:54:00)
  3. Andante (03:42:00)
  4. Allegro con moto (03:29:00)
  5. Mike Mower: Sonata Latino:
  6. Salsa Montunate (05:15:00)
  7. Rumbango (07:06:00)
  8. Bossa Merengova (05:16:00)
  9. Raymond Guiot: Fantaisie (07:22:00)
  10. Henry Kelder: Rondo Passacaglia (06:00:00)
  11. Mike Mower: Triligence (09:29:00)
  12. Mike Mower: Doodle and flight (09:42:00)
Verpackt in eine Art Büchlein, das mag ich sehr gern. Aufmachung sehr schön. Die Sonata Latino von Mower ist nicht nur ein schönes Stück, sondern auch perfekt in Stilistik und Zusammenspiel dargeboten. An manchen Stellen würde ich persönlich einen etwas dickeren Flötensound bevorzugen.
Julius Baker, Lisa Emenheiser Logan
jpc
    Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano:
  1. Allegro malinconico (04:46:00)
  2. Cantilena (03:34:00)
  3. Presto giocoso (04:08:00)
  4. Robert Muczynski: Sonata for Flute and Piano, op. 14:
  5. Allegro deciso (03:56:00)
  6. Scherzo (vivace) (01:42:00)
  7. Andante (03:55:00)
  8. Allegro con moto (03:38:00)
  9. Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (09:49:00)
  10. César Franck: Sonata in A:
  11. Allegro men moderato (05:18:00)
  12. Allegro (07:56:00)
  13. Recitativo - Fantasia (06:59:00)
  14. Allegretto poco mosso (06:23:00)
  15. Gabriel Fauré: après un rêve, op. 7, No. 1 (02:59:00)
Russell Harlow, John Jensen, Jeff Manookian, Laurel Ann Maurer, Serenade Chamber Orchestra of Armenia
Music for a Sunday Afternoon (2003)
American Chamber Works for Flute, Clarinet, Piano and String Orchestra
    Jeff Manookian: Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Piano (2000):
  1. Variations (10:42:00)
  2. Nocturne (06:01:00)
  3. Toccata (03:57:00)
  4. Ramiro Cortes: Elegy for Flute and Piano (1959) (03:54:00)
  5. Alec Wilder: Suite for Flute, Clarinet and Piano (1980):
  6. I (02:58:00)
  7. II (02:49:00)
  8. III (04:23:00)
  9. IV (02:48:00)
  10. Leo Kraft: Music fo a Sunday Afternoon fo Flute and Clarinet (1999):
  11. Moving forward (01:07:00)
  12. Lazy (01:21:00)
  13. Fast (00:44:00)
  14. Slow, singing (02:37:00)
  15. Fairly fast (00:38:00)
  16. Lively (01:13:00)
  17. Shulamit Ran: East Wind for Solo Flute (1987) (05:17:00)
  18. Robert Muczynski: Duos for Flute and Clarinet in B-flat, Op. 24 (1991):
  19. Andante sostenuto (00:00:01)
  20. Allegro risoluto (00:56:00)
  21. Moderato (01:38:00)
  22. Allegro ma non troppo (01:38:00)
  23. Andante molto (02:19:00)
  24. Allegro (01:02:00)
  25. Robert Muczynski: Three Preludes for Unaccompanied Flute, op. 18 (1968):
  26. Allegro (00:53:00)
  27. Andante molto (00:00:02)
  28. Allegro molto (00:48:00)
  29. Carson P. Cooman: Invocation for Solo Flute and String Orchestra, Op. 229 (2000) (03:12:00)
Mich hat die Besetzung gelockt. Leider ist die Aufnahme gar nicht meins, Flöte und Klarinette viel zu schrill.
Gregory Dufford, Alexandra Hawley, Robert Muczynski, Rufus Olivier, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Stanford Woodwind Quintet
jpc
    Quintet for Winds Op. 45 (1985):
  1. I. Allegro risoluto (02:40:00)
  2. II. Andante (03:22:00)
  3. III. Moderato - Allegro con spirito (06:00:00)
  4. Duos for Flutes, Op. 34 (1973):
  5. I. Andante sostenuto (01:07:00)
  6. II. Allegro risoluto (00:59:00)
  7. III. Moderato (01:04:00)
  8. IV. Allegro ma non troppo (00:56:00)
  9. V. Andante molto (01:50:00)
  10. VI. Allegro (01:22:00)
  11. Moments for Flute and Piano, Op. 47 (1992):
  12. I. Allegro (04:20:00)
  13. II. Andante sostenuto (04:05:00)
  14. III. Allegro con spirito (03:30:00)
  15. Fragments for Woodwind Trio (1958):
  16. I. Waltz (Allegro) (01:05:00)
  17. II. Solitude (Andante) (02:15:00)
  18. III. Holiday (Vivace) (00:34:00)
  19. IV. Reverie (Moderato) (01:53:00)
  20. V. Exit (Allegro giocoso) (00:49:00)
  21. Three Preludes for Unaccompanied Flute, Op. 18 (1962):
  22. I. Allegro (00:53:00)
  23. II. Andante molto (02:16:00)
  24. III. Allegro molto (00:48:00)
  25. Movements for Wind Quintet, Op. 16 (1962):
  26. I. Allegro con spirito (01:14:00)
  27. II. Molto moderato (01:09:00)
  28. III. Allegro (01:03:00)
  29. IV. Adagio (01:13:00)
  30. V. Allegro risoluto (01:10:00)
  31. Duos for Flute and Clarinet (1984):
  32. I. Andante sostenuto (01:18:00)
  33. II. Allegro risoluto (01:00:00)
  34. III. Moderato (01:19:00)
  35. IV. Allegro ma non troppo (00:54:00)
  36. V. Andante molto (01:50:00)
  37. VI. Allegro (01:20:00)
  38. Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 14 (1960-61):
  39. I. Allegro deciso (03:46:00)
  40. II. Scherzo (Vivace) (01:55:00)
  41. III. Andante (03:51:00)
  42. IV. Allegro con moto (03:04:00)

Literature von/über Robert Muczynski

Last edit 11.05.2020