Release Date: October 1, 2012
Catalog #: NV5885
Format: Digital
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Piano Trio
String Quartet

Works for String Quartet and Other Small Ensemble

Samuel Adler composer

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.


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Artist Information

Samuel Adler


Samuel Adler was born March 4, 1928 in Mannheim, Germany and came to the United States in 1939. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in May 2001, and then inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in October 2008. In 2018 he was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (first class), the highest civilian award given by the German government. He is the composer of over 400 published works, including five operas, six symphonies, 17 concerti, eight string quartets, five oratorios, and many other orchestral, band, chamber and choral works, and songs, which have been performed all over the world.