Robert Kurka

Biography

Born: December 22, 1921; Illinois   Died: December 12, 1957; New York, NY  
An American composer whose untimely death cut short a promising career. Kurka's opera =Good Soldier Schweik= is one of the important 20th-century works in this genre. His style is reminiscent of those of Prokofiev and Shostakovitch. An American composer whose untimely death cut short a promising career. Kurka's opera =Good Soldier Schweik= is one of the important 20th-century works in this genre. His style is reminiscent of those of Prokofiev and Shostakovitch. Read less
Browse 1-8 of 8 Available Recordings
  • 1.
    Soldier Stories
    Label: Mark Records   Catalog: 50693 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Robert Kurka
    Conductor:  David Waybright
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Chamber Winds
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  • 2.
    Kurka: Julius Caesar, Symphony No 2, Etc / Carlos Kalmar
    Label: Cedille Records   Catalog: 77 Release Date: 06/29/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Kurka
    Conductor:  Carlos Kalmar
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grant Park Orchestra
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  • 3.
    Lopatnikoff, Helps, Thomson, Kurka: Works / Albany Symphony
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 591 Release Date: 07/29/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Kurka,  Virgil Thomson,  Robert Helps,  Nikolai Lopatnikoff
    Performer:  Alan Feinberg
    Conductor:  David Alan Miller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Albany Symphony Orchestra
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  • 4.
    Kurka: The Good Soldier Schweik / Platt, Collins, Et Al
    Label: Cedille Records   Catalog: 62 Release Date: 05/21/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Robert Kurka
    Performer:  Mark Calvert,  Marc Embree,  Wayne Alan Behr,  Robert Boldin  ... 
    Conductor:  Alexander Platt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Opera Theater Ensemble
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  • 5.
    Old Wine In New Bottles / Wisconsin Wind Orchestra
    Label: Mark Masters   Catalog: 3882 Release Date: 09/30/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reynaldo Hahn,  Charles Gounod,  Robert Kurka,  Gordon Jacob
    Conductor:  Lawrence Dale Harper
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wisconsin Wind Orchestra
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  • 6.
    American Archives Series - Kurka, Mennin, Piston
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 44 Release Date: 04/16/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Walter Piston,  Peter Mennin,  Robert Kurka
    Performer:  János Starker
    Conductor:  Jorge Mester,  Robert Whitney
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Louisville Orchestra
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  • 7.
    Made In America - Druckman, Diamond, Etc. / E. Corporon
    Label: Klavier Records   Catalog: 11051 Release Date: 11/04/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  David Diamond,  Robert Kurka,  Dana Wilson,  Jacob Druckman
    Conductor:  Eugene Migliaro Corporon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati College-Conservatory Wind Symphony
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  • 8.
    Kurka: Good Soldier Schweik; Milhaud: Creation Du Monde; Weill / Schenck
    Label: Koch International Classics   Catalog: 7091 Release Date: 01/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Kurka,  Kurt Weill,  Darius Milhaud
    Conductor:  Andrew Schenck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlantic Sinfonietta
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