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Carl Vollrath has exhibited compositional mastery throughout his career, and his explorations in chamber music are no exception. Presented by PARMA Recordings, this program features a variety of colorful chamber works from Vollrath’s oeuvre, from his flute and piano sonatas to his widely-performed The Glass Of Absinthe, the world premiere of his Ravel Revival, and more, each in the masterful hands of the critically acclaimed Trio Casals, flutist Heather Small, and pianist Benjamin Crook.


Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
New York NY United States


  • Flute Sonata (2017)
  • Piano Sonata

  • Ravel Revival (Premiere)

  • Glass of Absinthe
  • Piano Trio
  • Timeless Time
  • Middle East Flashes


Carl Vollrath - composer

Born in New York City to German parents, Carl Vollrath attended Newton High School. He received a B.A. from Stetson University, an M.A. from Columbia University, and an Ed.D. from Florida State University. Vollrath studied composition with Ernst von Dohnanyi, Carlisle Floyd, and John Boda. He served with the West Point Military Band at West Point NY from 1953 to 1956 and was a music consultant in Miami FL from 1956 to 1958. He joined the Troy University (AL) faculty in 1965.

Major works include six symphonies for band, an opera – The Quest – and a large collection of chamber music, all published by Tap Music (tapmusic.com). MMC Recordings has released three albums of Vollrath’s works, including a two-disc album of clarinet works recorded by Richard Stoltzman entitled Jack’s Fat Cat (2008). His most recent releases by Navona Records include SOULS IN TRANSITIONS (2018), THE UNFOLDING FLUTE (2020), TRANSIT VOICES (2021), OLD & NEW POETRY (2021), and OLD & NEW POETRY VOL. II (2022).

Trio Casals

Ovidiu Marinescu

Timothy Schwarz

Mădălina-Claudia Dănilă

Heather Small

Benjamin Crook

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