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HOVHANESS: Symphonies Nos. 4, 20 and 53

Composer(s)Hovhaness, Alan
Artist(s) Brion, Keith, Conductor • Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Wind OrchestraWallace, John, trumpet
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral • Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Catalogue 8.559207
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
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Of Armenian and Scottish origins, the American composer Alan Hovhaness was a trend-setting pioneer who absorbed an eclectic variety of archaic and modern influences from East and West. At the heart of his huge output lies a vision of “music for all people … which is beautiful and healing” fuelled by a deep and reverent love for nature. Hovhaness wrote 67 symphonies, from the tonal wind Symphony No. 4, to his spacetravel- inspired Symphony No. 53 ‘Star Dawn’, both featured on this recording.

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Work/Track Title Time
HOVHANESS: Symphonies Nos. 4, 20 and 53 1:06:02   
  Symphony No. 4, Op. 165          
      I. Andante 8:18       
      II. Allegro 4:02       
      III. Andante espressivo 7:22       
  Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places, Op. 213          
      Andante 2:36       
      Adagio 6:20       
  Symphony No. 20, Op. 223, "Three Journeys to a Holy Mountain"          
      I. Andante espressivo 8:50       
      II. Allegro moderato 4:51       
      III. Andante maestoso 6:51       
  Prayer of Saint Gregory, Op. 62b (version for trumpet and wind band) 3:30       
  Symphony No. 53, Op. 377, "Star Dawn"          
      I. Maestoso sostenuto 8:52       
      II. Moderato sostenuto con molta espressione 4:30       
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