LEO KRAFT Composer ~ Theorist ~ Pedagogue

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Born in Brooklyn in 1922, Leo Kraft has filled
his life and the lives of others with music
through his prodigious career as  
composer, educator, writer on musical topics,
and as an author of numerous books on music theory. 
He holds degrees from Queens College CUNY
and Princeton University.
 
 The majority of his work is chamber music and he
composes for orchestra, piano, vocal, band and electronic.
Other major compositions include the
Concerto for piano and 14 instruments,
the Chamber Symphony, and Strata.


In 1995, his 'Symphony in One Movement' was performed
by the American Composers Orchestra in Carnegie Hall. 
His compositions are performed and recorded
in the USA and abroad.  

Mr. Kraft is past President of the American Music Center
and is Professor Emeritus of the
Aaron Copland
School of Music at Queens College CUNY in Flushing, NY.
 
He has held posts at the College Music Society,
The American Society of University Composers,
and the American section of the ISCM 
and he was Distinguished-Composer-in Residence
from 1989 to 1992, at New York University 


 
In 1978, Leo Kraft became the conductor of the
New Repertory Ensemble. 
He has been editorial advisor
and writer for the New Music Connoisseur.
 

Mr. Kraft is a member of the
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

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Websites

American Music Center:  www.AMC.net   
 Aaron Copland School of Music: http://qcpages.qc.edu/music/

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Ensemble Type:       
Three pieces for alto saxophone and piano Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1977  
O primavera : vernal fantasy Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1983  
Strata Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1983  
Cape Cod sketches Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1992  
String quartet #2 Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1959  
Six pieces for violin with piano obbligato Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice
Five duets for clarinet Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice 
String quartet no. 4 Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1994  
Concerto for piano and 14 instruments Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1978  
Strata Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1996
Inventions and airs Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1998  
Five short pieces Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1997  
Line drawings Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice
No time like this time Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1994  
Four dialogues Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice 
Washington Square Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1990  
Quite moments Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1997  
Second fantasy for flute & piano : rev. 1997 Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1997  
Six bagatelles for clarinet in Bb, percussion, piano Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1999  
Short suite Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice 
Inventions and airs Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1984  
Second fantasy for flute & piano Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice 
Diaphonies Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice 
Six studies for clarinet and piano Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1962  
Partita #4 Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1975
Duettini : five duets Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1996  
Conductus novus Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice 
Cloud studies : six pieces Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1989  
Trios and interludes Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1965  
Partita no. 3 Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice 
Concerto No. 2 Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice1966  
Proverb of Solomon, A Chorus, with or without Solo Voices
Partita no. 1 for piano solo Keyboard1958  
Short sonata no. 1, for harpsichord or piano Keyboard1968  
Scherzo, piano solo Keyboard1948  
Statements and commentaries #1 : rev. 1979 Keyboard1997  
Garden of memory, The Keyboard1998  
Five short pieces and a reprise Keyboard 
Sestina Keyboard1971  
Five preludes for piano Keyboard1996  
Translucences Keyboard1979  
Easy animal pieces : a first book Keyboard 
Clarinet concerto Orchestra2006  
Variations for orchestra Orchestra1958  
From the Hudson Valley Orchestra1997  
Symphonic prelude Orchestra1993  
Symphony in One Movement Orchestra1987   
From the Hudson Valley / rev. 9.99 Orchestra1999  
Concerto for flute, clarinet, trumpet, and strings Orchestra1951  
Concerto #5 for oboe and string orchestra : in two part Orchestra1986  
Symphony in one movement Orchestra1987  
Transformations Solo instrument, non-keyboard 
Ten tuneful airs Solo instrument, non-keyboard1998  
Refrains and interludes Solo instrument, non-keyboard1994  
Seven bagatelles for cello solo Solo instrument, non-keyboard1994  
Cummingsong : four songs Voice, Solo or With Chamber or Jazz Ensemble1995  
Four songs from the Chinese Voice, Solo or With Chamber or Jazz Ensemble
October 1864 Voice, Solo or With Chamber or Jazz Ensemble