I have searched the forums and am surprised that there has been no mention of Ernst Krenek’s Suite for mandolin and guitar, op. I find this. In addition to his Suite, which is a nice piece, he also wrote Hausmusik for guitar, violin, recorder, and piano. I don’t think I’ve got Krenek’s suite. Find composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Suite for guitar, Op. on AllMusic. Ernst Krenek. Suite for.

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Regarding hearing more of our performance: I wrote to the Krenek Foundation in Austria, but I think they were not so interested because they didn’t answer and they didn’t add the CD to their discography. He also was friends with Krenek and Schoenberg. I sometimes give it to students who I feel will be receptive to it at Cal Poly Pomona, where I teach.

You should email the Krenek archive about it, if you have not already.

But this works it is far to be a collection of musical quotes: The clip is very nice but too brief. When do we guitqr to hear the rest of it?

I find this to be a major modern work for mandolin, and a piece that I love. I know some people, like yourself, krene, are fans of modernism but feel that Krenek’s musical language can be a bit austere sorry if I am putting words in your mouth. It’s no coincidence that the Suite for mandolin and guitar is full of baroque-like textures: Krenek wrote music as he conceived it and left it up to the performers to translate it to their instruments.

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. There were some chamber works as well with guitar and maybe mandolin, but I’ve never come across op. I feel I have a special connection to this music as my instructor and kreneek of my mentors at UCLA, where I studied syite guitar, was the late Theodore Norman see: However, I find that in much of Krenek’s music the lyricism is contained within a pretty strict formal framework.


I don’t think I’ve got Krenek’s suite but I’ve got Hausmusik and the guitar part is extremely accessible. What other piece by an equally important 20th century composer do mandolinists have? The movement is the Soliliqui, one of my favorites of the Suite. Ernst krenek–suite for mandolin and guitar. Indeed a highly interesting work in the mandolin and guitar repertoire.

I regret that I passed up on that opportunity. I have only heard one live performance, an excellent one by Stanley Yates I also have a recording, I believe by Stefano Grandona. All I can do is describe my feelings about what I enjoy about a particular work or a particular composer’s body of works. Glad to have another Krenek advocate and another recorded version of the piece. I feel the same way about the mandolin-guitar suite — a fine piece, one that I respect, but not one I pull out of the file drawer where it resides all that often to read through or to learn.

Unfortunately, only one concert was professionally recorded, so that is all I have to offer.

Ernst Krenek – Suite for guitar, Op – Classical Archives

I’ve just uploaded another movement for the Suite on my myspace page. Back in the early 90’s Ted took some students out to Palm Springs, where Krenek was living before he died. I couldn’t go because of some reason or another. This section is read-only.

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Oh well, what can guigar do? After the war was over, John, a decorated war hero, returned to his home and re-established relations with Blind Joe. Coming from one of the persons responsible for making this piece happen, I consider that a big compliment.

Classical Guitar Skip to content. I have searched the forums and am surprised that there has been no mention of Ernst Krenek’s Suite for mandolin and guitar, op. Mark, thank you for your kind words. In the end, though, I don’t think the piece really “works” that well, and not because of the language there are other works in the guitar literature from roughly the same period that, in my opinion, make a bigger impact; “Nunc” by Petrassi comes right to mind.


He was a fine composer but, as a listener or player, I prefer others. Not only is their performance of the Krenek Suite wonderful but the entire album is fantastic.

When done well, it can really draw in the audience in an intimate way, as the title of the movment suggests. Ted Norman is listed as the editor of the Suite for guitar, and I remember him saying that a fair bit of editing was required, as there were chords that were unplayable, etc. If it were not for something that happened during the performance it would be a great audio file. A piece like Nunc and the Suite are good pieces to compare as they are similar in certain ways and different in others.

Yes, it is published by Barenreiter. I remember listening to Marteau with Norman on guitar way back, and learning the Krenek Suite for guitar. When I try to help students express themselves when learning the Krenek Suite for guitar I sometimes describe it this way, and it seems to help. Thanks for this, Buzz.

I, unfortunately, never had the opportunity to meet Krenek, but some as my fellow students did make the trip from L.

I probably won’t keep that movement up on my page for too long, but if anyone is interested in hearing another movement and doesn’t mind some 21st century inturuption they should give it a listen. I would say that Krenek is around the level of Hindemith in terms of accessibility. Obviously, one can discuss the merits or faults of particular works ad nauseum. I like very much this language and when I studied this work I was fascinated to find different references to music history every two bars.

Don’t take this as a criticism of Petrassi’s music.

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