Andrew Rindfleisch
 

Andrew Rindfleisch (b. 1963) is an internationally active composer, conductor, and pianist whose work continues to gain consistent critical and popular acclaim. A leading composer of his generation, he has produced dozens of works for the concert hall, including solo, chamber, vocal, choral, orchestral, and wind music. His committed interest in other forms of music-making have also led him to the composition and performance of jazz and related forms of improvisation. As a composer, Mr. Rindfleisch has been awarded many prestigious honors in recognition of his work. He is the 1997-98 recipient of the coveted Rome Prize and in 1996 received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Most recently, he received the 2002 Cleveland Arts Prize, the 2001 Aaron Copland Award, and the 2000 Koussevitzky Foundation Commission from the Library of Congress. He has also been the recipient of over thirty-five other prizes and awards, including those from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Fromm Foundation, ASCAP, and the League of Composers-ISCM. He has participated in dozens of renowned music festivals and has received residency fellowships from the Charles Ives Center for American Music, the Czech-American Music Institute in Prague, the June in Buffalo Contemporary Music Festival, the MacDowell Colony, and the Pierre Boulez Workshop at Carnegie Hall, among others. Mr. Rindfleisch holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (Bachelor of Music), the New England Conservatory of Music (Master of Music), and Harvard University (PhD).
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An active conductor and producer, Mr. Rindfleisch's commitment to contemporary music culture has brought into performance over 500 works by living composers over the past 15 years. He has founded several contemporary music ensembles and is currently the Music Director of both the Cleveland Contemporary Players and the Utah Arts Festival Orchestra- both committed to performing, presenting, and commissioning new works. Mr. Rindfleisch regularly makes guest conducting appearances throughout the United States and abroad with many diverse musical organizations; from opera and musical theatre, to orchestral, jazz, improvisational, and contemporary avant-garde ensembles.

Mr. Rindfleisch is currently a Professor of Music and Head of Music Composition Studies at Cleveland State University. Here, he has built one of the most unique and supportive programs of composition study in the country that includes the Cleveland Contemporary Players and an unprecedented Music Composition Resource Center (please visit the Music Department at Cleveland State for more information).
 
Complete Works (Chronological)

Graue Liebesschlangen (2005)
for SATB unaccompanied mixed chorus
duration: 4 minutes
Commissioned by the San Antonio Chamber Choir
Premiered by the San Antonio Chamber Choir, San Antonio, TX (September, 2005)

Night Singing (2004)
for clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), piano, and two percussion
duration: 24 minutes
Commissioned by Zeitgeist
Premiered by Zeitgeist, Minneapolis, MN (November, 2004)

Me! Come! My Dazzled Face! (2004)
for SSAA unaccompanied womenís chorus
duration: 3 minutes
Commissioned by the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble
Premiered by Isthmus Vocal Ensemble, Madison, WI (August, 2004)

To His Music (2003)
for SATB unaccompanied mixed chorus
duration: 8 minutes
Commissioned by the Eastman Chorale, the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble,
Trinity University Choir, and the Wichita State University Concert Chorale
Premiered by the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble, Madison, WI (August, 2003)

Two Pieces (2002)
for violin and piano
duration: 10 minutes
Commissioned by violinist Rolf Schulte
Premiered by Rolf Schulte, vln. and James Winn, pno., Cleveland, OH (Feb., 2003)

The Light Fantastic (2001)
for wind ensemble
3 fl (3 picc), 2 cl, bass cl (solo), 2 ob, 2 bsn, 2 hn,
2 trpt, 2 trmb, tb
duration: 26 minutes
Commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Foundation and the Library of Congress
Premiered by the Chamber Symphony Winds, Cleveland, OH (Sept., 2001)

What Vibes! (2000)
for six players
fl (picc), cl (e flat, bass), vln, vcl, pno, perc
duration: 13 minutes
Commissioned by the Paul Fromm Foundation at Harvard University
Premiered by the Phantom Arts Ensemble, Boston, MA (March, 2000)

Reverie (1999)
for piano solo
duration: 10 minutes
Commissioned by Charles and Jesse Price
Premiered by John Kamitsuka, Merkin Concert Hall, New York City (March 1999)

Circus Music (1999)
for chamber orchestra
picc, fl, ob, bsn, 2 hn, 2 trpt, 2 trmb,
timp, 2 perc, hrp, pno, strings
duration: 11 minutes
Commissioned by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony
Premiered by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Cleveland, OH (Nov., 1999)

Psalm (1998)
for SATB unaccompanied mixed chorus
duration: 5 minutes
Commissioned by Modus Novus, Scott MacPherson, conductor
Premiered by Modus Novus, Cologne, Germany (June, 1998)

Hallucinations (1997)
for solo viola
duration: 10 minutes
Commissioned by violist David Quiggle
Premiered by David Quiggle, Rome, Italy (May, 1998)

Tears (1994)
for solo flute
duration: 9 minutes
Commissioned by the University of Wisconsin Music and Dance Collaborative
Premiered by Jean DeMart, University of Wisconsin (May, 1994)

Trio (1993)
for piano, violin and violoncello
duration: 16 minutes
Premiered by the Harvard Group for New Music, Harvard University (April, 1993)

Fanatical Dances (1992)
for seven players
fl (alto and bass), cl (bass), vln, vcl, pno, two perc
duration: 11 minutes
Premiered by the California EAR Unit, Cambridge, MA (October, 1992)

Birthday Music (1991)
for piano solo
duration: 9 minutes
Premiered by Geoffrey Burleson, Harvard University (March, 1991)

Three Songs (1990)
for soprano and piano
text: A.M. Perez
duration: 9 minutes
Premiered by Johanne Blank, Tangelwood,Lenox, MA (August, 1990)

Lady Evergreen Song (1990)
for SATB unaccompanied mixed chorus, with mezzo soprano solo
text: A.M. Perez
duration: 15 minutes
Premiered by the Gregg Smith Singers, Lake Placid, NY (July, 1994)

Gebet (1989)
for TTBB unaccompanied male chorus
text: Eduard Morike
duration: 3 minutes
Premiered by the USC Menís Chorus, Los Angeles, CA (November, 1989)

Chorale and Prayer (1989)
for trombone choir (or trombone quartet)
duration: 4 minutes
Premiered by the New England Conservatory Trombone Choir (April, 1989)




Fanfare (1988)
for brass quintet
duration: 1 minute
Premiered by the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, Madison, WI (April, 1988)

Sweet Rose Fair Flower (1988)
for SATB unaccompanied mixed chorus
text: William Shakespeare
duration: 7 minutes
Premiered by the Masters Singers, Madison, WI (April, 1988)

Dixit Dominus (1987)
for SATB unaccompanied mixed chorus
text: Psalm 109 (Biblical)
duration: 9 minutes
Premiered by the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble, Madison, WI (August, 2004)

In Manus Tuas (1986)
for SATB unaccompanied mixed chorus
text: sacred
duration: 3 minutes
Premiered by the Chamber Singers, University of Wisconsin (April 1987)

Sonata (1985)
for trumpet and piano
duration: 14 minutes
Premiered by the University of Wisconsin Contemporary Ensemble (April 1986)

Barcarolle (1983)
for string orchestra
duration: 4 minutes
Premiered by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Cleveland, OH (December, 1999)
 
 
 
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