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Alan Hovhaness: Symphonies Nos. 7, 14, 23

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>Hovhaness, Alan : Symphony no 7 ("Nanga Parvat"), for wind symphony, Op. 178
>Hovhaness, Alan : Symphony no 14 ("Ararat"), for wind symphony, Op. 194
>Hovhaness, Alan : Symphony no 23 ("Ani"), for large band with antiphonal brass choir, Op. 249

Album Summary

>Hovhaness, Alan : Symphony no 7 ("Nanga Parvat"), for wind symphony, Op. 178
>Hovhaness, Alan : Symphony no 14 ("Ararat"), for wind symphony, Op. 194
>Hovhaness, Alan : Symphony no 23 ("Ani"), for large band with antiphonal brass choir, Op. 249
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Notes & Reviews:

Dedicated to the memory of Lady Evelyn Barbirolli, widow of Sir John Barbirolli, a noted oboist, and Honorary Fellow of Trinity College of Music, this disc brings together three of Alan Hovhaness's most fascinating scores. His Symphony No. 7 ‘Nanga Parvat' depicts the sublime topography and tiger-like ferocity of that majestic Kashmiri mountain. Hovhaness was inspired, in his own words, by the ‘wild fierceness of volcanic earthquakes and avalanche-shaken mountains' when composing his Symphony No. 14 ‘Ararat', while the bells of the thousand and one cathedrals of the ruined Armenian city Ani resound in the Symphony No. 23.

"Kudis to Keith Brion for dusting off what may be a forgotten part of the wind band repertory. If these works offer few technical challenges, they demand perfection of intonation and timbral blend, and the fine Trinity College musicians (of Greenwich, England) deliver exactly that. Many aural pleasures are to be heard in this unusual music."-American Record Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Blackheath Concert Halls, Blackheath, England (01/30/2008/01/31/2008).



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Works Details

>Hovhaness, Alan : Symphony no 7 ("Nanga Parvat"), for wind symphony, Op. 178
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: Blackheath Concert Halls, Blackheath, England (01/30/2008/01/31/2008)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1959

>Hovhaness, Alan : Symphony no 14 ("Ararat"), for wind symphony, Op. 194
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: Blackheath Concert Halls, Blackheath, England (01/30/2008/01/31/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1960

>Hovhaness, Alan : Symphony no 23 ("Ani"), for large band with antiphonal brass choir, Op. 249
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: Blackheath Concert Halls, Blackheath, England (01/30/2008/01/31/2008)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972