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Steven R. Gerber – World Premiere Recordings

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TRACKS
1-4 – Sinfonietta No. 1 (Piano Quintet), Gerber arr. Daron Hagen
Preview mov. III, Presto, here
5-8 – String Sinfonia No. 1 (String Quartet No. 4), Gerber arr. Adrian Williams
Preview mov. I, Moderato, here, from 15th October
9-10 – Two Lyric Pieces for Violin and Strings
Preview mov. II, Passacaglia, here, from 29th October
11-13 – String Sinfonia No. 2 (String Quartet No. 6), Gerber arr. Adrian Williams
14-15 – Sinfonietta No. 2 (String Quartet No. 5, Gerber arr. Adrian Williams

ARTISTS
Emily Davis, violin
English Symphony Orchestra & English String Orchestra
Kenneth Woods, conductor

RELEASED 5TH NOVEMBER 2021 – AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW

Available on back-order

Most of the music on this recording consists of arrangements of chamber music pieces by Steven Gerber (1948-2015), commissioned by the Gerber Trust to help make performances of his music more accessible for chamber orchestras, smaller symphony orchestras and string orchestras. Taken together with Gerber’s beautiful Two Lyric Pieces for Violin and Strings, they provide a fascinating overview of Gerber’s development as a composer over most of the last 20 years of his working life.

Steven R. Gerber was born in 1948 in Washington, D.C. and made his home in New York City, where he died on May 28, 2015, aged 66. He received degrees from Haverford College and from Princeton University, where he received a 4-year fellowship. His composition teachers included Robert Parris, J. K. Randall, Earl Kim, and Milton Babbitt.

Additional information

Weight 105 g
Dimensions 142 × 125 × 10 mm
Track Listing

Steven R. Gerber Premieres

Sinfonietta No. 1 (Piano Quintet), Gerber arr. Daron Hagen (15.27) *
– 1. I. Poco allegro (2.44)
– 2. II. Moderato (3.55)
– 3. III. Presto (1.15)
– 4. IV. Mesto – Coda (7.55)

String Sinfonia No. 1 (String Quartet No. 4), Gerber arr. Adrian Williams (15.46) **
– 5. I. Moderato (3.11)
– 6. II. Lento (4.27)
– 7. III. Maestoso, Con moto (4.48)
– 8. IV. Postlude (3.20)

Two Lyric Pieces for Violin and Strings (12.32) **
– 9. I. Introduction and Berceuse (7.25)
– 10. II. Passacaglia – Emily Davis, violin (5.07)

String Sinfonia No. 2 (String Quartet No. 6), Gerber arr. Adrian Williams (11.13) **
– 11. I. Allegro maestoso (5.11)
– 12. II. Intermezzo (1.16)
– 13. III. Theme and variations (4.46)

Sinfonietta No. 2 (String Quartet No. 5), Gerber arr. Adrian Williams (18.08) *
– 14. I. Fantasy 8.46 15. II. Variations 9.22
– 1. Moderato
– 2. Theme Piu mosso
– 3. Variation 1 Piu mosso
– 4. Variation 2 Meno mosso – Un poco piu mosso – Tempo primo
– 5. Variation 3 Tempo di valse – Piu mosso – Tempo primo
– 6. Variation 4 Allegro scherzando
– 7. Variation 5 Alla marcia maestoso – Tempo primo, moderato, maestoso
– 8. Variation 6 Coda

* – English Symphony Orchestra
** – English String Orchestra

Artists

Emily Davis, violin
English Symphony Orchestra & English String Orchestra
Kenneth Woods, conductor

Label

Nimbus Alliance

Catalogue Number

NI 6423

Release Date

5th November 2021

Duration

73.07

Number of Discs

1

Barcode / UPC

0710357642326

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