Elie Yarden, born 1922, now living in Cambridge Massachussetts, provided RSF with a list of works.
We know of only two surviving students of Stefan Wolpe – Elie Yarden, who studied with Wolpe at the Settlement School in Philadelphia, and Matthew Greenbaum, who studied with Wolpe in Greenwich Village.
Wolpe and his last surviving students will be included in –The Village Trip– 2022. Details tba.
Ralph Shapey conducted the first performance and later recorded Yarden’s Divertimento in the 1960s or 70s. There are too few recordings.
String Quartet No. 1
in two movements.
New York City, November 1949
Sonata for Violin and Piano
New York City, 1951
Two Bagatelles for GYL
for Piano, New York City, 1954
Published by Israeli Music Publications
(IMP) Peter Gradenwitz, publisher
as “Two Moods”. Tel-Aviv, 1966
Dinner Music for a Sea Otter
for Clarinet and piano
North Hollywood, September 1956
4 Variations for Cello Quartet
Hiouchi, California, January 1957
Prelude, Passacaglia, and Fugue
for symphony orchestra
Hiouchi, California, June, 1957
String Quartet No. 2
for Flute, clarinet, 2 violins, 2 pianos, viola, cello
Tel-Aviv, September, 1963
Song for unaccompanied voice
Ein Hod, 1964
text, Gerrit Lansing
11th Street, Manhattan NY, fall, 1966
Canons for String Quartet
11th Street, Manhattan NY, fall, 1967
Chamber Opera, Eros & Psyche
for Flute, oboe, clarinet (B flat), Bassoon, Violin, Cello, Piano and Harpsichord (1 performer), Narrator, Soprano, Contralto
Text by Robert Kelly
Tivoli, New York, 1970
Piano, Violin, Cello
Philoti. Naxos, 1977
“… (and yet; what if knowledge itself were delicious?)”
Piece for three instruments
Fougax-et-Barrineuf, France, Cambridge, MA, 7th April. 1984