Every Sunday on Wavelengths, WCPE, The Classical Station, showcases the best music of contemporary composers, offering a mix of 21st century compositions as well as significant pieces from the last century.
Carl Vollrath, born to German parents in New York City in 1931, has written a wealth of music in his long career, including six wind symphonies, an opera, and lots of chamber music. He played in the West Point Band in the 1950s and studied composition with Ernst von Dohnányi, Carlisle Floyd, and John Boda. In 2008, clarinetist Richard Stoltzman released a two-disc collection of Vollrath’s compositions called Jack’s Fat Cat. Join The Classical Station on September 20 as we feature music of Carl Vollrath on Wavelengths.
And don’t miss our tribute to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt on September 6, the Sunday before his 85th birthday.