Maarten
ter Horst

String Quartet No.1

in E minor (2020)

Arrangement

2 violins, viola, cello

Duration

35′ (12′ + 9′ + 4′ + 10′)

Sheet music

Published by Donemus; you can procure the physical sheet music on my website or at Donemus and the digital edition (PDF) only at Donemus.

Program notes

Quartet 1 describes four phases in a personal crisis, a journey from frustration to courage. The movements successively represent anger, sadness, a growing sense of perspective and finally, the strength to steer one’s own life. This work forms a cycle with String Quartet No.2.

Movements

String Quartet No.1 in E minor (2017-2020)
i. Allegro feroce e impetuoso
ii. Andante doloroso
iii. Scherzo. Allegro molto
iv. Finale. Grave - Presto energico

Premiere

Helikon Quartet, 23 June 2021, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Info

Recording

Helikon Quartet: Introspect (Cobra Records, 2021, COBRA0081)
CD / streaming / digital



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Album 'Introspect'

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