Otto Luening

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Otto Clarence Luening
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b. June 15, 1900, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
d. September 2, 1996, New York, New York

American composer, conductor, composition teacher, and flutist. In the 1950s, Luening and fellow composer Vladimir Ussachevsky helped to establish the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center where they created on a landmark series of collaborative compositions for magnetic tape and synthesizer, as well as works for acoustic instruments in combination with electronic sounds. This association resulted in twenty compositions, Luening's sole-authored works including Fantasy in Space for tape (1952), Gargoyles for violin and tape (1960), and Synthesis for orchestra and tape (1962). Although this is the music he is most famous for today, Luening also composed a vast body of music, much of it chamber music.
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Albums

ARS 8 Otto Luening - The River / Prelude On A Hymn Tune By William Billings And Two Symphonic Interludes album art Virgil Thomson, Otto Luening Virgil Thomson, Otto Luening - The River / Prelude On A Hymn Tune By William Billings And Two Symphonic Interludes(LP) American Recording Society ARS 8 US 1952 Sell This Version
R-199-211 Otto Luening - Sonata For Violonello And Piano/Sonata For Violin And Piano  album art Harrison Kerr / Otto Luening Harrison Kerr / Otto Luening - Sonata For Violonello And Piano/Sonata For Violin And Piano (LP) Remington R-199-211 US 1953 Sell This Version
Otto Luening - Tape Recorder Music album art Otto Luening / Vladimir Ussachevsky Otto Luening / Vladimir Ussachevsky - Tape Recorder Music Gene Bruck Enterprises Inc. US 1955 Sell This Version
Otto Luening - Symphonic Fantasia / Kentucky Rondo / Serenade No. 1 For Strings / Stars; Sand album art Otto Luening / George Antheil / Mary Howe Otto Luening / George Antheil / Mary Howe - Symphonic Fantasia / Kentucky Rondo / Serenade No. 1 For Strings / Stars; Sand Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) US 1957 Sell This Version
Otto Luening - A Poem In Cycles And Bells & Other Music For Tape Recorder album art Luening* / Ussachevsky* Luening* / Ussachevsky* - A Poem In Cycles And Bells & Other Music For Tape Recorder (Album) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) US 1957 Sell This Version
Otto Luening - Fantasy And Fugue / Nocturne / Synthesis For Orchestra And Electronic Sound / Fantasia For Organ album art Wallingford Riegger / Colin McPhee / Otto Luening Wallingford Riegger / Colin McPhee / Otto Luening - Fantasy And Fugue / Nocturne / Synthesis For Orchestra And Electronic Sound / Fantasia For Organ (Album) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) US 1966 Sell This Version
Otto Luening - Tape Music An Historic Concert album art Vladimir Ussachevsky - Otto Luening Vladimir Ussachevsky - Otto Luening - Tape Music An Historic Concert (Album) Desto, Desto US 1968 Sell This Version
CRI 227 USD Otto Luening - Music For Electronic & Older Instruments album art Mel Powell / Vladimir Ussachevsky / Otto Luening Mel Powell / Vladimir Ussachevsky / Otto Luening - Music For Electronic & Older Instruments(LP) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI 227 USD US 1968 Sell This Version
CRI SD 303 Otto Luening - String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 / Trio / Solo Sonata No.3 album art Otto Luening String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 / Trio / Solo Sonata No.3(LP, Album) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD 303 US 1973 Sell This Version
CRI SD 334 Otto Luening - Music Of Otto Luening album art Otto Luening Music Of Otto Luening(LP, Album) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD 334 US 1975 Sell This Version
CRI SD 400 Otto Luening - Flute Possibilities album art Luening* / Biscardi* / Lee* / Dick* Luening* / Biscardi* / Lee* / Dick* - Flute Possibilities(LP, Album) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD 400 US 1979 Sell This Version
S388 Otto Luening - Sonata For Trombone And Piano / Hymn And Fuguing Tune No. 13 / Elegy For Mippy II / Sonata For Trombone And Piano / Annie Laurie (Air Varie) / Tres Psalmi Davidis (For Soprano And Trombone) album art Ronald Borror With Lucy Shelton, Edmund Niemann - Halsey Stevens / Henry Cowell / Leonard Bernstein / Otto Luening / Arthur Pryor / Karl Kroeger Ronald Borror With Lucy Shelton, Edmund Niemann - Halsey Stevens / Henry Cowell / Leonard Bernstein / Otto Luening / Arthur Pryor / Karl Kroeger - Sonata For Trombone And Piano / Hymn And Fuguing Tune No. 13 / Elegy For Mippy II / Sonata For Trombone And Piano / Annie Laurie (Air Varie) / Tres Psalmi Davidis (For Soprano And Trombone)(LP, Album) Crystal Records (5) S388 US 1982 Sell This Version
CRI SD 501 Otto Luening - Epitaph / Sonata / Three Songs / Adagio Sostenuto / Legend album art James Ostryniec - Witold Lutoslawski / Ralph Shapey / Ruth Crawford Seeger / Charles Ives / Otto Luening James Ostryniec - Witold Lutoslawski / Ralph Shapey / Ruth Crawford Seeger / Charles Ives / Otto Luening - Epitaph / Sonata / Three Songs / Adagio Sostenuto / Legend(LP) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD 501 US 1984 Sell This Version
CRI SD 531 Otto Luening - Sue Ann Kahn Plays Schickele, Rochberg, Riegger, Luening album art Sue Ann Kahn Plays Schickele*, Rochberg*, Riegger*, Luening* Sue Ann Kahn Plays Schickele*, Rochberg*, Riegger*, Luening* - Sue Ann Kahn Plays Schickele, Rochberg, Riegger, Luening(LP) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD 531 US 1986 Sell This Version
CD DCA 741 Otto Luening - Sebastian, by Gian Carlo Menotti; Lyric Scene, Legend, by Otto Luening album art Gian Carlo Menotti, Otto Luening / The London Symphony Orchestra, Jose Serebrier Gian Carlo Menotti, Otto Luening / The London Symphony Orchestra, Jose Serebrier - Sebastian, by Gian Carlo Menotti; Lyric Scene, Legend, by Otto Luening(CD, Album) ASV, ASV Digital CD DCA 741 UK 1990 Sell This Version
LCD006 Otto Luening - Island Rhythms / Kentucky Concerto / Pro Et Contra album art The Louisville Orchestra, Lawrence Leighton-Smith - Joan Tower / Otto Luening / Sofia Gubaidulina The Louisville Orchestra, Lawrence Leighton-Smith - Joan Tower / Otto Luening / Sofia Gubaidulina - Island Rhythms / Kentucky Concerto / Pro Et Contra(CD, Album) First Edition Records LCD006 US 1991 Sell This Version
NPD 85543 Otto Luening - Orchestral Works 1917 - 1992 album art Otto Luening Orchestral Works 1917 - 1992(CD) Newport Classic NPD 85543 US 1994 Sell This Version
CD 952 Otto Luening - Trio America Vol. IV album art The Mirecourt Trio, Otto Luening, Duke Ellington, Thomas Benjamin, Vladimir Dukelsky* & Lloyd Rogers* The Mirecourt Trio, Otto Luening, Duke Ellington, Thomas Benjamin, Vladimir Dukelsky* & Lloyd Rogers* - Trio America Vol. IV(CD) Music & Arts CD 952 US 1996 Sell This Version
CD 716 Otto Luening - Sonata For Piano In Memoriam Ferruccio Busoni / Trio For Flute, Cello & Piano / String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 / Sonata No. 3 For Solo Violin / Third Short Sonata For Flute & Piano album art Otto Luening Sonata For Piano In Memoriam Ferruccio Busoni / Trio For Flute, Cello & Piano / String Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 / Sonata No. 3 For Solo Violin / Third Short Sonata For Flute & Piano(CD) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CD 716 US 1996 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

123 Otto Luening - 1952 Electronic Tape Music - The First Compositions album art Vladimir Ussachevsky & Otto Luening Vladimir Ussachevsky & Otto Luening - 1952 Electronic Tape Music - The First Compositions(7") Highgate Press 123 US 1977 Sell This Version