Alan Hovhaness

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Alan Hovhaness (/hoʊˈvɑːnɪs/; Armenian: Ալան Յովհաննէս, March 8, 1911 – June 21, 2000) was an Armenian-American composer. He was one of the most prolific 20th-century composers, with his official catalog comprising 67 numbered symphonies (surviving manuscripts indicate over 70) and 434 opus numbers. However, the true tally is well over 500 surviving works since many opus numbers comprise two or more distinct works.

The Boston Globe music critic Richard Buell wrote: "Although he has been stereotyped as a self-consciously Armenian composer (rather as Ernest Bloch is seen as a Jewish composer), his output assimilates the music of many cultures. What may be most American about all of it is the way it turns its materials into a kind of exoticism. The atmosphere is hushed, reverential, mystical, nostalgic."

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1958 Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountain / Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite / Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss Divertimento Hovhaness, Prokofiev, Stravinsky; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner 3
1985 Music of Alan Hovhaness Alan Hovhaness 1
1986 Music of Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 9, Op. 180 "Saint Vartan Symphony" / Artik Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra, Op. 78 Alan Hovhaness 1
1987 Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale / The Fairy's Kiss: Divertimento / Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountan Igor Stravinsky, Alan Hovhaness; Chicago Symphony, Fritz Reiner 1
1993 Symphony No. 11 / Armenian Rhapsody No. 1 / Prayer of Saint Gregory / Tzaikerk (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Crystal Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Alan Hovhaness, Ernest Gold) Alan Hovhaness 1
1993 Mount St. Helens Symphony / City of Light Symphony (Seattle Symphony feat. conductor: Gerard Schwarz, Alan Hovhaness) Alan Hovhaness 1
1994 Alan Hovhaness - Star Dawn Alan Hovhaness 1
1994 Mysterious Mountain / And God Created Great Whales (Seattle Symphony, feat. conductor: Gerard Schwarz) Alan Hovhaness 1
1997 John Williams: The Five Sacred Trees / Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountain John Williams, Alan Hovhaness; London Symphony Orchestra, Judith LeClair, John Williams 2
1997 Mystery of the Holy Martyrs / Symphony No. 3 (KBS Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Vakhtang Jordania) Alan Hovhaness 1
1999 Symphony No. 22 "City of Light" / Cello Concerto Alan Hovhaness;Seattle Symphony 1
2000 Violin|Viola and Keyboard Works Alan Hovhaness 5 1
2002 Dello Joio / Hovhaness / Rosner (The Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: David Amos) Norman Dello Joio / Alan Hovhaness / Arnold Rosner 1
2003 Mysterious Mountains Alan Hovhaness; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz 2
2006 Symphony no. 60 / Guitar Concerto / Khrimian Hairig Alan Hovhaness; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, David Leisner, Lars Ranch 1
2006 Janabar / Talin / Shambala Alan Hovhaness 5 1
2008 Solos, Duos, Trios Alan Hovhaness 5 1
2010 Symphonies nos. 7, 14 and 23 Alan Hovhaness; Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, Keith Brion 1
Concerto for Harp and String Orchestra / Spirit of Trees / Upon Enchanted Ground / The Garden of Adonis / Sonata for Harp Alan Hovhaness; Yolanda Kondonassis 1
Hovhaness Collection Alan Hovhaness 1
Hovhaness Collection Volume Two (Seattle Symphony feat. conductor: Gerard Schwarz) Alan Hovhaness 1
Magnificat Alan Hovhaness 1
Mountains and Rivers Alan Hovhaness 1
Music of Alan Hovhaness Alan Hovhaness 1
Music of Alan Hovhaness (KBS Symphony Orchestra) Alan Hovhaness 1
Mysterious Mountains Alan Hovhaness 1
Polyphonia Orchestra of London, Alan Hovaness, conducting Alan Hovhaness 1
Requiem And Resurrection, Op. 224/Symphony No. 19, Op. 217 Alan Hovhaness 1
Shalimar: Hovhaness Plays Hovhaness Alan Hovhaness 1
The Rubaiyat (Michael York, Seattle Symphony) Alan Hovhaness 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Celestial Gate and Other Orchestral Works Alan Hovhaness 1

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