1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-12-12Works: Alan Hovhaness: Khrimian Hairig, for trumpet & string orchestra, Op. 49; Concerto for guitar & orchestra, Op. 325; Symphony no 60 ("To the Appalachian Mountains"), Op. 396
Performers: Leisner, David; Ranch, Lars
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
"What is so often missing from many performances [of Hovhaness' music] is committed playing, giving the music the strength, beauty, and confidence that so often...continue...
1 CD / Telarc / 2006-07-09Works: Alan Hovhaness: Spirit of Trees, sonata for harp & guitar, Op. 374; Concerto for harp & string orchestra, Op. 267; Upon Enchanted Ground, for flute, cello, giant tam-tam & harp, Op. 90; Sonata for ha...
Performers: Coryn, Herwig; Kondonassis, Yolanda [Harp]; Leisner, David; Zukerman, Eugenia
Conductors: Werthen, Rudolf
Ensemble: I Fiamminghi
While hardly "typical" of his work, this album of harp-based music displays the Hovhaness stamp in terms of organization, structure, etc. (his style, once identified,...continue...