One of the most grown-up review sites around
One of the most grown-up review sites around

Search MusicWeb Here


International mailing

Up to 40% off

  Founder: Len Mullenger

FOSS, Lukas
b Berlin, 15 August 1922

He learned piano and flute in Paris, then went to the USA in 1937 to study at the Curtis Institute. He was made a US citizen in 1942. He spent several summers at Tanglewood and took special courses at Yale. He has received many awards, and has had many professorial appointments and conductorships.

1938 (16)

Four Two-part Inventions for piano

Drei Goethe-Lieder

1940 (18)

Music for The Tempest

Two Symphonic Pieces

Four Preludes for flute, clarinet and bassoon

1941 (19)

Allegro Concertante, for orchestra

Dance Sketch, for orchestra

Duo for cello and piano

1942 (20)

The Prairie, for chorus with soloists and orchestra

Clarinet Concerto (later revised as Piano Concerto No 1)

1943 (21)

Paradigm, for percussion

1944 (22)

The Heart Remembers, ballet

Within these Walls, ballet


Ode, for orchestra (revised 1958)

1945 (23)

Song of Anguish, for voice and piano, or orchestra

1946 (24)

Song of Songs, for voice and orchestra

Composer's Holiday, for violin and piano

1947 (25)

String Quartet

1948 (26)

Oboe Concerto

Ricordare, for orchestra

Capriccio, for cello and piano

1949 (27)

The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, opera

Piano Concerto No 2

1952 (30)

Parable of Death, for tenor, narrator and orchestra

1955 (33)

Griffelkin, opera

The Gift of the Magi, ballet

1956 (34)

Psalms for chorus and orchestra

1957 (35)

Behold! I Build an House, for chorus

1958 (36)

Symphony of Chorales

1959 (37)

Introductions and Goodbyes, opera

1960 (38)

Time Cycle, four songs with orchestra

1963 (41)

Echoi, for clarinet, cello, piano and percussion

1964 (42)

Elytres, for orchestra

1965 (43)

Fragments of Archilochos, for chorus, speaker, soloists and chamber ensemble

1966 (44)

Discrepancy, for twenty-four wind instruments

1967 (45)

Cello Concerto

Phorion, for orchestra, electric organ, harpsichord and guitar

Baroque Variations, for orchestra

1969 (47)

Geod, for orchestra with optional voices

1972 (50)

Ni bruit, ni vitesse, for two pianos, two percussion and inside piano

Cave of the Winds, for wind quintet

1973 (51)

MAP, a musical game for an entire evening, any four musicians can play

1974 (52)

fp Orpheus, for viola, cello or guitar and orchestra

1980 (58)

Measure for Measure, for tenor and chamber orchestra

Curriculum Vitae With Time Bomb, for accordion and percussion

Night Music for John Lennon, for brass quintet and orchestra

1981 (59)

Solo, for piano solo

Solo Observed, for piano and three instruments or for orchestra

Return to Index