1960s Gallery
Conducting a premiere, February 1967

Hovhaness is photographed conducting the American premiere of his cantata 'Fuji' at Elmira College, New York on February 14, 1967.

Over the years, he had mixed receptions from orchestral players on his conducting style, but his recordings of his own works can be considered definitive. Some conductors have imposed an excessive sentiment on Hovhaness's music that he considered inappropriate.

Photograph courtesy of Mark Woodhouse, Elmira College