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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I feel I have a special connection to this music as my instructor and one of my mentors at UCLA, where I studied classical guitar, was the late Theodore Norman see: But this works it is far to be a collection of musical quotes: One of the students did take his guitar along, though, and played his Suite for Guitar for him, which he apparently enjoyed.

You should email the Krenek archive about it, if you have not already. About 15 seconds into it a cell phone of someone in the front row went off, then the person next to him groaned out loud in displeasure, then the phone emitted one of those ring-tone like noises that they sometimes do when they are being shut off.

Ernst Krenek – Suite for Mandolin & Guitar, Op

Topics archived from Public Space and its subforums after a long period of inactivity, or redundant for some other reason. I know some people, like yourself, that 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.


Glad to have another Krenek advocate and another recorded version of the piece. I have uploaded an audio file of the 3rd movement from a UCLA performances on my myspace music page see: I remember listening to Marteau with Norman on guitar way back, and learning the Krenek Suite for guitar.

I find Nunc to be full of more overtly “lyrical” gestures. I probably won’t keep that movement up on my page for too long, but if anyone guiatr interested in hearing another movement and doesn’t mind some 21st century inturuption they should give it a listen. I like very much this language and when I studied this work I was fascinated to find different suitte to music history every two bars.

However, I find that in much of Krenek’s music the lyricism is contained within a pretty strict formal framework. Hello Buzz, Thank you for the link with Krenek’s Suite op.

This works is a source of musical ideas.

He was a fine composer but, as a listener or player, I prefer others. Thanks for this, Buzz. After the guitra was over, John, a decorated war hero, returned to his home and re-established relations with Blind Joe.

A piece like Nunc and the Suite are good pieces to compare as they are similar in certain ways and different in others. All I can do is describe my feelings about what I enjoy about a particular work krenem a particular composer’s body of works.

Board index All times are UTC. What other piece by an equally important 20th century composer do mandolinists have?

I have searched the forums and am surprised that there has been no mention of Ernst Krenek’s Suite for mandolin and guitar, op. This section is read-only. However, I feel that the Krenek pieces both the guitar Suite and the guitar ,renek mandolin Suite are also great works.


I think that your performance of the third movement is first-rate! I don’t think I’ve got Krenei suite but I’ve got Hausmusik and the guitar part is extremely accessible.

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Unfortunately, only one concert was professionally recorded, so that is all I have to offer. I sometimes give it to students who I feel will be receptive to it at Cal Poly Pomona, where I teach. There were some chamber works as well with guitar and maybe mandolin, but I’ve never come across op. Peter Yates and I performed this peice four times last year.

Buzz, The Krenek op.

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Forum guitare classique krrenek Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp. If it were not for something that happened during the performance it would be a great audio file.

Maybe it’s his German background maybe not? 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.

Mark, thank you for your kind words. Regarding hearing more of our performance: