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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She too said that there was a fair bit of editing necessary for that piece, for the same reasons. I have uploaded an audio file of the 3rd movement from a UCLA performances on my myspace music page see: When do we get to hear the rest of it?

Hello Buzz, Thank you for the link with Krenek’s Suite op. This works is a source of musical ideas. Krenek wrote music as he conceived it and left it up to the performers ugitar translate it to their instruments. I recorded the Suite op.

Ernst Krenek – Suite for guitar, Op – Classical Archives

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. I feel I have a gjitar 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 kreenek About 15 seconds into it a cell phone of someone in the front row went off, then the gultar next to him groaned out loud in displeasure, guitaf the phone emitted one of those ring-tone like noises that they sometimes do when they are being shut off.


You should email the Krenek archive about it, if you have not already. However, I must explain something first. Classical Guitar Skip to content. Unfortunately, only one concert was professionally recorded, so that is all I have to offer.

Forum guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp. I regret that I passed up on that opportunity. After the war was over, John, a decorated war hero, returned to his home and re-established relations with Blind Joe.

Suite for guitar, Op.164

Maybe it’s his German background maybe not? I find Nunc to be full of more overtly “lyrical” gestures. 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.

Krnek section is read-only. When done well, it can really draw in the audience in an intimate way, as the title of the movment suggests. Is the work available from a publisher?

Don’t take this as a criticism xuite Petrassi’s music. Thanks for this, Buzz.

Oh well, what can one do? One of the students did take his guitar along, though, and played his Suite for Guitar for him, which he apparently enjoyed. Forum rules Topics archived from Public Space and its subforums after a long period of inactivity, or redundant for some other reason.


I, unfortunately, never had the opportunity to meet Krenek, but some as my fellow students did make the trip from L. Mark, thank you for your kind words.

I will have to make sure to pick up this one and orenek if I can talk someone from the local mandolin society into considering this some day. Buitar know it well. I sometimes give it to students who I feel will be receptive to it at Cal Poly Pomona, where I teach. Back in the early 90’s Ted took some students out to Palm Springs, where Krenek was living before he died. 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.

Suite for Mandolin & Guitar, Op.242

Obviously, one can discuss the merits or faults of particular works ad nauseum. I’ve just begun thinking of a sonata for mandolin and guitar in the last few years at the suggestion of a friend.

What other krensk by an equally important 20th century composer do mandolinists have? I probably won’t keep that suitf 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.