American Classics - Hovhaness: Guitar Concerto no 2, Symphony no 63, etc / Robertson, Calderón, Royal Scottish NO
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-06-24Works: Alan Hovhaness: Fanfare for the New Atlantis, Op. 281; Concerto 2, for guitar & strings, Op. 394; Symphony no 63 ("Loon Lake")
Performers: Calderon, Javier
Conductors: Robertson, Stewart
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Alan Hovhaness was one of the most prolific composers of the twentieth century. 'Fanfare for the New Atlantis' is a symphonic celebration of the rebirth...continue...
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 / Naxos (USA) / 2006-08-29Works: Amy Quate: Light of Sothis, for alto saxophone & piano; Paul Creston: Sonata for Saxophone & Piano, Op. 19; Ned Rorem: Picnic on the Marne, waltzes (7) for alto saxophone & piano; Walter S. Hartley: ...
Performers: Hornsby, Neil; Limb, Jeremy; Mitchell, Alex
The saxophone is commonly thought of as the quintessential American instrument, not least for the pivotal role it has played in jazz during key stages...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...
1 CD / New Albion / 1997-11-18Works: Steve Reich: Nagoya Guitars, for 2 guitars (transcribed for 2 guitars by David Tanenbaum from "Nagoya Marimbas"); Lew Richmond: Preludes (3), for guitar; Aaron Jay Kernis: Partita for guitar; Terry R...
Performers: Tanenbaum, David [Guitar]
1 CD / E1 Entertainment / 1995-08-22Works: Alan Hovhaness: Prayer of St Gregory, Op. 62b; Elibris (Dawn God of Urardu), Op. 50; Mystic Flute, Op. 22; Symphony no 46, Op. 347 "To the Green Mountains"; Mountain Idyll(s); Symphony no 39 for Guit...
Performers: Gekker, Chris; Long, Michael [guitar]; Rosen, Marvin; Still, Alexa
Conductors: Clark, Richard Auldon; Braithwaite, Nicholas; Jordania, Vakhtang
Ensemble: KBS Symphony Orchestra; Manhattan Chamber Orchestra; New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
1 CD / Crystal Records / 1994-11-18Works: Alojzy Thomys: Miniatures in Different Styles (10); Ryo Noda: Improvisation III; Gerard Massias: Suite monodique; Jerome Grant: Duo 1 point 5; Eugène Bozza: Etudes (12) for Saxophone; George G...
Performers: March, James; Perconti, Bill; Reid, James