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Ode To Gravity:
The World of Alan Hovhaness

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 51 min
Event Type: Documentary Program Origin: KPFA

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American composer Alan Hovhaness (b. 1911, Somerville, Mass.) has successfully combined Eastern and Western music to produce unique works both exotic and immediately accessible. Incorporating music reflecting his Armenian heritage with procedures common in Medieval and pre-Baroque Western music, Hovhaness has produced an enormous catalogue of works despite having destroyed his first thousand pieces which he regarded as learning pieces.

A full transcript of this interview can be found online at:

http://www.hovhaness.com/Interview_Amirkhanian_1.html

Musical Selections:  Mihr, for two pianos -- Invocations to Vahaken IV and V -- Anahid Op. 57
Performers:  MGM Chamber Orchestra (Anahid)
Genre:  20th Century Classical
Subject:  Hovhaness, Alan, 1911-2000; 20th century classical; Piano music (Pianos (2)); Percussion and piano music; Composers; Chamber music; Chamber orchestra music
People:  Hovhaness, Alan, 1911-2000; Amirkhanian, Charles
First Broadcast Date:  1/28/1976
 
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