WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET AND OTHER SMALL ENSEMBLES is a digital re-release of three albums from acclaimed composer Samuel Adler. The three albums, a collection of works for string quartet, violin, cello, and piano originally released in the mid-1990s, serves as a sampling of the historic and respected composer’s compositional output for small ensemble. From the emotional and melodic Sonata No. 3 to the slow and lyrical Close Encounters to the nostalgic and excited Quartet No. 8, this album spans the gamut of the instruments’ capabilities to represent the human condition and highlights the composer’s skills and talent for expressing our thoughts and emotions through music.