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2011 is the Centennial year of the birth of American composer Alan Hovhaness.  His family had roots in Armenia, and he developed a keen interest in music from that region.  But his interests expanded to include Indian and Japanese music, even learning the sitar and several Japanese wind instruments.  In truth, his music draws from a galaxy of sources, and he synthesized the elements into his own exotic, mystical and nostalgic compositions.  Hovhaness was one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century with over 400 numbered works including 67 Symphonies.  Below please find a sampling of Hovhaness works from several of our label partners.

Featured Releases:

HOVHANESS, A.: 4 Bagatelles / String Quartet Nos. 1-4 / ZHOU, L.: Song of the Ch'in ( Spirit Murmur) (Shanghai Quartet)
HOVHANESS, A.: Celestial Fantasy / In Memory of an Artist / Processional and Fugue / Psalm and Fugue (Slovak Radio Symphony, Stratton)
HOVHANESS, A.: Choral Music (Pearson)
HOVHANESS, A.: Flute Sonata / NORHOLM, I.: 3 Pieces / HARTMANN, J.P.E.: Prelude in G minor / ALAIN, J.: 3 Mouvements / NORBY, E.: Partita (Duo Alain)
HOVHANESS, A.: Hovhaness Collection, Vol. 2 (Schwarz)
HOVHANESS, A.: Janabar / Talin / Shambala (Fong, Mazumdar, Hersey, Bowman, Stur)
HOVHANESS, A.: Ode to the Temple of Sound / Symphony No. 10 / Floating World / Meditation on Zeami (Park)
HOVHANESS, A.: Organ Sonata / EBEN, P.: Okna / SOMMERFELDT, O.: Elegy (Kvebaek, Nordstoga)
HOVHANESS, A.: Solos, Duos, Trios (Hersey, Fong, Soukal, Sestak, Krummel, Kornacki, Varineau, Dostal, Martin)
HOVHANESS, A.: Symphonies Nos. 20, 29 and 53 / The Flowering Peach (Ohio State University Concert Band, Brion)
HOVHANESS, A.: Symphonies Nos. 7, 14, 23 (Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, Brion)
HOVHANESS, A.: Symphony No. 2 ,"Mysterious Mountain" / Prayer of St. Gregory / And God Created Great Whales (Seattle Symphony)
HOVHANESS, A.: Symphony No. 29 / 4 Bagatelles / Rubaiyat / Prayer of St. Gregory / Celestial Fantasy / Gloria Patri
HOVHANESS, A.: Violin, Viola and Keyboard Works (Fong, Ashby)
HOVHANESS: Guitar Concerto No. 2 / Symphony No. 63 / Fanfare for the New Atlantis
HOVHANESS: Symphonies Nos. 4, 20 and 53
HOVHANESS: Symphony No. 22 / Cello Concerto


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