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

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

Composer

Samuel Adler was born March 4, 1928, 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. He is the composer of over 400 published works, including 5 operas, 6 symphonies, 12 concerti, 8 string quartets, 4 oratorios and many other orchestral, band, chamber and choral works and songs, which have been performed all over the world.

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