Robert Baksa

Born in New York City in 1938 of Hungarian Parentage, is one of America's most prolific composers. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona and eventually earned a BA in Composition at the University of Arizona. He returned to live in New York City in the early 60s. He has written more than 500 pieces of music since his first efforts as a teenager. Since his earliest New York reviews critics have noted his melodic gifts, the structural clarity and harmonious nature of his music. His first pieces, short piano pieces written in the early 1950s which he later arranged for wind trio, are in fact still being performed around the world. His numerous choral pieces have been performed in many countries and his art songs have been featured in two recent studies on the subject of American Art Song.

The composer makes his home in Columbia County in the Mid Hudson Valley where he serves as New Music Coordinator and Composer in Residence for the Pleshakov Music Center.

Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1972 Quartet for Piano and Winds 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
David Kossoff - Oboe
Larry Tietze - Clarinet
AeRee Kim - Piano
1973 Quintet for Clarinet and Strings 3.50 stars Wishlist
Americana Comments:
Bronx Art Ensemble
1973 Quintet for Clarinet and Strings 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Bert Lucarelli - Oboe
String Quartet
1974 Six Bagatelles 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Michael Fardink - Piano
1975 Three Bagatelles 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Michael Fardink - Piano
1975 Ouverture for Clarinet 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Jerome Bunke - Clarinet
Michael Fardink - Piano
1976 Flute  Sonata 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Beadley Garner - Flute
AeRee Kim - Piano
1984 Three Bagatelles 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Michael Fardink - Piano
1988 Sonata for Oboe and Piano 3.50 stars Wishlist
Americana Comments:
Bronx Art Ensemble
1974-1988 Woodwind Quintet No 1 3.50 stars CD
Comments:
Beadley Garner - Flute
David Kossoff - Oboe
Larry Tietze - Clarinet
James Jeter - Bassoon
Milton Phibbs - Horn
1991 Alto Sax Sonata 3.50 stars Wishlist
Americana Comments:
Bronx Art Ensemble
1994 Quintet for Bassoon and Strings 3.50 stars Wishlist
Americana Comments:
Bronx Art Ensemble