composer

Hoogenberk, Steven

Steven Hoogenberk, born in 1941, got his first lessons in composition at the age of 10 from Hans Brandts Buys in Hilversum. Later, at the Conservatory of The Hague he ...

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String Quartet Nº 1 : The 4 Temperaments / Steven Hoogenberk

Publisher's number: 18019
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: String Quartet (2 violins, viola, cello)
Instruments: 2vn vla vc
Duration: 24'00"
Number of players: 4
Year of composition: 2017
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
This string quartet - inspired on the classic four temperaments (Hippocrates) - is in fact a normal quartet with 4 movements in 4 different moods. However, the composer cannot deny that he has, in a rather associative way, experienced the strong inspirational power of this very old psychological typology.
The specific qualities of each character become through the music a kind of musical portraits and can tell you something about yourself and others... The Phlegmatic: - connected to Water - is calm, peaceful, somewhat closed, dreamy and needs time. The Choleric: - connected to Fire - is impatient, busy and irritable, directive and focused (on the future). The Melancholic: - connected to Earth - is serious, with a tendency to the dark sides of life; but also analytical, quiet and wise. The Sanguinic: - connected to Air - is enthusiastic, light hearted and social, with many interests, but also superficial and hurried.
Steven Hoogenberk

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