Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 1 ‘Exile’

Naxos: 8559717

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Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 1 ‘Exile’

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Naxos

Catalogue No:

8559717
(8.559717)

Discs:

1

Release date:

30th July 2012

Barcode:

0636943971727

Length:

65 minutes

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CD (download also available)
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Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 1 ‘Exile’


Hovhaness:

Symphony No. 1 'Exile'

Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints

Ron Johnson (marimba)

Symphony No. 50, Mount St.Helens, Op. 360


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One of the most intriguing and individual of 20th century American composers, Alan Hovhaness rejected the cosmopolitan modernism of other leading composers of the 1930s and ’40s. The connection Hovhaness felt with his Armenian heritage is evident in his Exile Symphony, which commemorates the flight forced upon those people by the Ottoman Turks after World War I. Delicacy, charm and vitality in the Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints evoke the composer’s love for Japan, and the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens inspired the Symphony No. 50, with its remarkable evocation of the violent power and hauntingly mystic beauty of nature in “startlingly realistic engineering” (Gramophone).

Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 1, Op. 17, No. 2, "Exile Symphony"

I. Andante espressivo - Allegro

II. Grazioso

III. Finale: Andante - Presto

Alan Hovhaness: Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints, Op. 211

Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints, Op. 211

Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 50, Op. 360, "Mount St. Helens"

I. Andante

II. Spirit Lake: Allegro

III. Volcano: Adagio - Allegro

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