Music of Alan Hovhaness

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Barnes & Noble - Jim Svejda
As much as I tend to cordially despise any sort of "mood-altering" music, I'll make an exception for this hypnotic collection of works for harp by Alan Hovhaness. The prolific composer -- he wrote 67 symphonies prior to his death in June 2000 -- was also a passionate naturalist, as may be gathered from the ethereal "Spirit of Trees," a sonata for harp and guitar here receiving its world premiere recording. The lovely American harpist Yolanda Kondonassis plays with abundant intelligence and refinement, both in the sonata and in its companion pieces: the Concerto for Harp and String Orchestra, the solo Harp Sonata, "Upon Enchanted Ground" -- scored for flute, cello, harp, ...
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Barnes & Noble - Jim Svejda
As much as I tend to cordially despise any sort of "mood-altering" music, I'll make an exception for this hypnotic collection of works for harp by Alan Hovhaness. The prolific composer -- he wrote 67 symphonies prior to his death in June 2000 -- was also a passionate naturalist, as may be gathered from the ethereal "Spirit of Trees," a sonata for harp and guitar here receiving its world premiere recording. The lovely American harpist Yolanda Kondonassis plays with abundant intelligence and refinement, both in the sonata and in its companion pieces: the Concerto for Harp and String Orchestra, the solo Harp Sonata, "Upon Enchanted Ground" -- scored for flute, cello, harp, and giant tam-tam -- and the enchanting "Garden of Adonis," in which Kondonassis is joined by flutist Eugenia Zukerman. Although this is not necessarily or exclusively music for tree-huggers, they will no doubt be delighted by the album's insistence that "A portion of the proceeds of this recording will benefit the worldwide effort to conserve the earth's natural rainforests." No mention is made, alas, of any plans for the "unnatural" ones.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/25/2000
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408053023
  • Catalog Number: 80530
  • Sales rank: 89,333

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–5 Sonata for harp & guitar ("Spirit of Trees"), Op.374 - David Leisner & Alan Hovhaness (23:15)
  2. 6–10 Concerto for harp & string orchestra, Op.267 - Alan Hovhaness & Anilda Carrasquillo (18:07)
  3. 7 Upon Enchanted Ground, for flute, cello, giant tam-tam & harp, Op.90/1 - Alan Hovhaness & Anilda Carrasquillo (3:50)
  4. 12–14 Sonata for harp solo, Op 127 - Alan Hovhaness & Anilda Carrasquillo (12:14)
  5. 15–21 The Garden of Adonis, suite for flute & harp, Op.245 - Alan Hovhaness & Anilda Carrasquillo (15:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yolanda Kondonassis Primary Artist
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