Steven Gerber: String Quartets

Amernet Quartet

Catalog #: TROY1931
Release Date: May 1, 2023
Format: Digital

Jason Calloway of the Amernet Quartet says that "The string quartets of Steven R. Gerber represent a deeply personal testament for the composer himself while serving as a spiritual bridge to us as performers " His first three quartets span the period of 1973 to 1988 and offer a glimpse into the transitional period of his musical development. His last quartet, composed for the Amernet in 2012, shows his evolution to a unique brand of polystylism. Steven Gerber (1948-2015) held degrees from Haverford College and Princeton. His music has been performed by noted orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world and recordings of his music appear on Opus One, CRI, Naxos, and Albany Records. The Amernet Quartet has garnered international recognition as one of today's exceptional string quartets. They have performed throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
String Quartet No. 1 Steven Gerber Amernet Quartet
String Quartet No. 2 Steven Gerber Amernet Quartet
String Quartet No. 3 Steven Gerber Amernet Quartet
Spirituals Steven Gerber Amernet Quartet


  • The late Steven Gerber has his time honored compositions fleshed out by the Amernet String Quartet, and they document his transitional stage and polystylism vision with incredible attention to detail. "String Quartet No. 1"opens the listen with 2 chapters of tense and animated string manipulation that is both unpredictable and cinematic, and "String Quartets No. 2"follows with quick and unique patterns that emit much precision and strong attention to mood. The back half of the listen offers the mesmerizing and dreamy landscape of "String Quartet No. 3", while "Spirituals"exits with 10 segments that span soothing to mysterious to atmospheric. The Amernet Quartet never disappoints wherever they travel across the globe, and they certainly honor Gerber's legacy with these incredible performances.

    – Take Effect Reviews

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