Mark Carlson is a professor at UCLA, plays flute and is the founder/artistic director of the Pacific Serenades chamber music ensemble.
As if hit by a bolt of lightening, I thought, “These are as much art songs as Schumann and Schubert songs are,” and I became determined to include some aspect of my American-music roots in all of my music from that point on.
- Quartet (1994). For flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello, and piano.
- Abschied (1993). For cello and piano.
- Piano Quartet (1992). For violin, viola, cello, and piano. Low key.
- The Hall of Mirrors (1990). For clarinet and piano. Also low key.