String Quartets 1 & 2 - Helikon Quartet
Album release: June 2021, Cobra Records
“A beautifully coherent whole of story, sound, phrasing and ensemble playing.” Rating: 9/10
Maarten ter Horst's String Quartets Nos.1 and 2 (2017-2020) form a personal journey of love, doubt, fighting and hope. “The romantic nature of the music spoke to us,” the Helikon Quartet told Dutch newspaper NRC.
“Pure Joy! ... Enthusiastically recommended all around”
“A demonstration of quartet playing of the highest order”
―De Nieuwe Muze
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Ter Horst's music is remarkably melodic and accessible, without being obvious
Helikon Quartet - Slow movement from String Quartet No.1
Helikon Quartet - String Quartets Nos.1 & 2. Cobra Records
from String Quartet No.2, live by the Helikon Quartet
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From String Quartet No.2 (starts around 16′30″)
Our crowdfunding goal was reached within 25 hours!
Joost Galema wrote a portrait in Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad after the release of Introspect. “What happened to me – imposing a certain path on yourself – I see in many of my contemporaries.
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Floor van der Holst interviewed me for the release of Introspect. I tell her about the collaboration with the Helikon Quartet and Cobra Records, and about how it all started.
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Donemus Publishing offers my sheet music both in hard copy and digitally.
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The Helikon Quartet and I have had a successful crowdfunding campaign for recording String Quartets 1 and 2 for the Cobra Records label.
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