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As an admirer of Hovhaness's music, I knew that I would enjoy this CD from the start.
Dissatisfied with his progress as a composer, Hovhaness burned more than 1,000 apprentice works in 1940 (he was only 29!).
Hovhaness merits inclusion in this series (he deserves more than one disc); and this CD is a good introduction.
Misterious music in a great sound! Like much the secound mov. of the Symphony. The Cello Concerto is not very good!Published 9 months ago by Antonio Silva
If you like Hovhaness this is another in his series of "novel' creations.Published 10 months ago by j.r.r. token
One of my favorite composers. Hovhaness does amazing things with harmony and his haunting passages are evident in both these pieces. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Elizabeth Gerhardt
As an admirer of Hovhaness's music, I knew that I would enjoy this CD from the start. His Cello Concerto and his "City of Light" Symphony are as incredibly mesmerizing as his... Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by Eric S. Kim
I've liked Hovhaness for a while. He has a unique sound. He tends toward gentle music, which makes it that much more effective when he decides to brighten the room with really nice... Read morePublished on August 3, 2012 by R. Miller
I recently picked up the Hilliard Ensemble's performance of the late twelfth-century choral music of Perotin, the first composer to be known by name in the West, and a CD of... Read morePublished on February 26, 2009 by David Keymer
I became an instant fan of Alan Hovhaness upon first hearing his "Mysterious Mountain" conducted by Fritz Reiner. Read morePublished on December 14, 2007 by Todd Ebert
Alan Hovhaness's music defies description, until you listen carefully. Thoroughly twentieth century, but hardly modern, the idiom is reminiscent of the folk song composers of the... Read morePublished on November 27, 2007 by Philip Spires