American Classics - Alan Hovhaness

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American Classics - Alan Hovhaness



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24th Nov 2006




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American Classics - Alan Hovhaness


Khrimian Hairig, Op. 49 (1944/48)

Guitar Concerto, Op. 325 (1979)

world première recording

Symphony No. 60, ‘To the Appalachian Mountains’, Op. 396 (1985)

world première recording

David Leisner (guitar) & Lars Ranch (trumpet)

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz



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Of Armenian and Scottish extraction, the American composer Alan Hovhaness was a trend-setting pioneer who absorbed a variety of archaic and modern influences from East and West. He once said: “My purpose is to create music, not for snobs, but for all people – music which is beautiful and healing.”

Alan Hovhaness: Khrimian Hairig, Op. 49

Khrimian Hairig, Op. 49

Alan Hovhaness: Guitar Concerto, Op. 325

I. Largo

II. Andante espressivo

III. Allegro Moderato

Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 60, Op. 396, "To the Appalachian Mountains"

I. Adagio doloroso

II. Allegro

III. Senza misura: Adagio

IV. Finale: Andante - Allegro

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