HOVHANESS: Symphonies Nos. 4, 20 and 53

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HOVHANESS: Symphonies Nos. 4, 20 and 53 1:06:40 $11.98
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1 I. Andante (Symphony No. 4, Op. 165) 8:22 44.1/16 Album only
2 II. Allegro (Symphony No. 4, Op. 165) 4:07 $1.49 Buy
3 III. Andante espressivo (Symphony No. 4, Op. 165) 7:29 44.1/16 Album only
4 I. Andante espressivo (Symphony No. 20, Op. 223, "3 Journeys to a Holy Mountain") 2:33 $1.49 Buy
5 II. Allegro moderato (Symphony No. 20, Op. 223, "3 Journeys to a Holy Mountain") 6:31 $1.49 Buy
6 III. Andante maestoso (Symphony No. 20, Op. 223, "3 Journeys to a Holy Mountain") 8:46 44.1/16 Album only
7 Andante (Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places, Op. 213) 4:55 $1.49 Buy
8 Adagio (Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places, Op. 213) 7:02 44.1/16 Album only
9 I. Maestoso sostenuto (Symphony No. 53, Op. 378, "Star Dawn") 3:35 $1.49 Buy
10 II. Moderato sostenuto con molta espressione (Symphony No. 53, Op. 378, "Star Dawn") 8:49 44.1/16 Album only
11 Prayer of Saint Gregory, Op. 62b (version for trumpet and wind band) [Prayer of St. Gregory, Op. 62b 4:31 $1.49 Buy

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Of Armenian and Scottish origins, the American composer Alan Hovhaness was a trend-setting pioneer who absorbed an eclectic variety of archaic and modern influences from East and West. At the heart of his huge output lies a vision of “music for all people … which is beautiful and healing” fuelled by a deep and reverent love for nature. Hovhaness wrote 67 symphonies, from the tonal wind Symphony No. 4, to his spacetravel- inspired Symphony No. 53 ‘Star Dawn’, both featured on this recording.

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. . . Hovhaness' contemplative, spiritual sound world so eerily pre-figured the consonant music of the Baltic Sea masters (Gorecki, Part) who are now so popular that this budget-priced disc couldn't be more welcome. Performances and sound are both very good. - Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News, December 2005