Alan Hovhaness News Archive

OgreOgress Release: Read More June 2022
OgreOgress announces 5th Hovhaness disc featuring first recordings
New disc premieres solo piano and chamber works with percussion, brass and cello

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110th Concert December 2021
Concert Celebrates Alan Hovhaness's 110th Birth Anniversary
Chamber Concert of Duos and Trios held in Arlington, MA

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Hovhaness Solos, Duos, Quartets January 2021
OgreOgress release fourth all-Hovhaness disc - all first recordings
Disc comprises 11 chamber works spanning 1933 to 1974

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Hovhaness Across The Ages CD March 2020
Albany Records release first disc of Hovhaness cello works
Includes cello sonata, cello suite, Yakamochi and Nagooran

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Hovhaness Selected Compositions December 2019
New Şahan Arzruni disc surveys early Hovhaness piano works
Release includes first recordings of unpublished music

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Hovhaness Works for Band Volume 3 March 2018
Naxos release Hovhaness Wind Works, Volume 3
Disc includes five world premiere recordings

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Hovhaness Chamber Works on Vivace December 2015
Vivace label releases Hovhaness disc of chamber works
Includes two string quartets, a piano trio and cello sonata

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Hovhaness Andromeda CD: Read More March 2015
Naxos releases Symphony No.48 'Vision of Andromeda'
CD also includes Prelude & Quadruple Fugue / Saxophone Concerto

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Hovhaness Piano Works CD: Read More October 2014
New Hovhaness CD from Italian pianist Alessandra Pompili
Includes Shalimar, Cougar Mountain and 'lost' 1930s Ghazals & Fantasy

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OgreOgress Release: Read More July 2014
OgreOgress announces 4th Hovhaness disc of first recordings
New disc premieres chamber works with percussion, cello and winds

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Hovhaness Giosmin Interview: Read More July 2013
Interview: Recording the Complete Hovhaness Piano Sonatas
Nicola Giosmin reflects on his landmark 7-disc Hovhaness cycle

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Hovhaness Giosmin Cycle: Read More July 2013
Landmark Hovhaness piano cycle recorded by Nicola Giosmin
Sonatas & Sonatinas survey includes nine world premiere recordings

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Hovhaness symphonies: Read More May 2013
Interview: Reminiscences of an Unsung Hovhaness Champion
Performer, impresario, teacher and publisher Lawrence Sobol reminiscences on many years of knowing and working with Hovhaness

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Hovhaness symphonies: Read More July 2012
Symphonies 1 and 50 reissued by Naxos
Mount St. Helens and Exile symphonies, plus Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints available as budget-priced reissue

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From the Ends of the Earth: Read More March 2012
Premiere recordings for Hovhaness sacred works
Renowned Gloriæ Dei Cantores choir releases all-vocal SACD

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American Mystic: Read More October 2011
Delos CD celebrates centennial of 'Amercian Mystic'
Classic Delos recordings re-issued for Hovhaness Centennial

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BMOP Hovhaness: read more October 2011
New Hovhaness disc includes world premiere recording
Song of the Sea amongst new recordings from Boston's BMOP

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Fall 2011 Hovhaness Events October 2011
Centennial celebrations continue into Fall 2011
Events in Indiana, Turkey and Great Britain honor Hovhaness centennial

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Hovhaness Symphony No.3 September 2011
1956 premiere of Hovhaness Symphony No.3 released
Guild Historical releases set of major Stokowski symphony recordings

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Hovhaness concert August 2011
1953 Hovhaness 'Arevakal' recording available for download
Soundmark Records releases digital restoration of Concerto No.1 for Orchestra

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Hovhaness concert June 2011
Sony Classical re-issues 1967 'Floating World' recording
Columbia's classic Kostelanetz recording finally available on CD

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Hovhaness at Galapgos Art Space May 2011
Unique multi-media tribute for Hovhaness
Pianist Arsenyan collaborates with visual artist to honor centennial

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Hovhaness concert April 2011
1950s Hovhaness recordings available for download
Soundmark Records has made available digital transfers of classic Hovhaness recordings

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Hovhaness concert March 2011
Hovhaness set for Amercian Public Media broadcasts
Arzruni centennial tribute series to be broadcast nationwide

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Other Minds Hovhaness concert March 2011
Other Minds salutes Hovhaness centennial in Berkeley, CA
Californian contemporary music organization enlists pianist Arzruni for centennial concert

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Hovhaness centenary Seattle concerts December 2010
24-hour Hovhaness broadcast to usher in centennial year
WPRB radio show Classical Discoveries will broadcast 24 hours of Hovhaness in honor of the upcoming 100th anniversary year

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Hovhaness centenary Seattle concerts November 2010
Triple Seattle Commemoration for Hovhaness in March 2011
Details announced for three Seattle orchestral concerts honoring composer's centenary at Benaroya Hall

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Arzruni performs Alan Hovhaness September 2010
World-renowned pianist Arzruni performs Hovhaness in Turkey
'Achtamar' and 'Lake of Van' piano works to be heard in Van Province

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Hovhaness Wind Symphonies May 2010
Naxos releases three more Wind Symphonies
Symphonies 7, 14 and 23 available on new CD or as mp3 downloads

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February 2010
Special broadcast honors Hovhaness '99th birthday'
Classical Discoveries to webcast three hours of Hovhaness music

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Alan Hovhaness Solos Duos Trios January 2010
New audio DVD features 13 world premiere recordings
OgreOgress releases first recordings of Hovhaness chamber works

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September/October 2009
First broadcasts for forthcoming premiere recordings
New recordings of early chamber works from 1935 receive first airings

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Hovhaness Stokowski Exile Symphony June 2009
US Premiere of 'Exile Symphony' released
1942 US premiere of Hovhaness' Symphony No.1 featured on
Leopold Stokowski CD released by Guild Historic

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Alan Hovhaness Arlington Memorial Plaque May 2009
Arlington Unveils Hovhaness Plaque
Hovhaness' hometown honors its musical son with the unveiling of a memorial plaque

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Alan Hovhaness Saturn Grenadilla CD April 2009
Hovhaness lecture-concert available as audio downloads
A 1975 lecture-concert of Hovhaness' Saturn, featuring the composer speaking, has been made available by Amazon as mp3 audio files

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Alan Hovhaness Visions of the East CD January 2009
Centaur announces CD premieres of Hovhaness orchestral exotica
Almost half a century after they were written, Japanese and Indian-inspired works presented in premiere recordings

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September 2008
Digital downloads released of historic 1950s MGM recordings
50-year old Hovhaness recordings made by MGM are now available for download from the Naxos Classical Archive

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September 2008
Hovhaness honored by home town Commemorative Committee
The composer's home town of Arlington, MA, gears up to remember its local composer as centenary approaches

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Hovhaness Lousadzak Keith Jarrett August 2008
Nimbus releases Keith Jarrett recording of Lousadzak
Jarrett's celebrated 1989 recording re-issued along with Hovhaness/Harrison 2nd symphonies

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Hovhaness Guitar Concerto June 24, 2008
Naxos releases fourth all-Hovhaness CD
Guitar Concerto No.2 • Symphony No.63 • Fanfare for the New Atlantis

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June 14, 2008
OgreOgress plans premiere chamber recordings

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Hovhaness BMOP May 23, 2008
Boston begins countdown down to Hovhaness centenary
Boston Modern Orchestra Project kicks-off 'Armenia Resounding'

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March 2008
Shambala and Janabar premiere recordings released

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Hovhaness Shambala Talin Janabar January 30, 2008
Premiere broadcast: Shambala Concerto

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Hovhaness saxophone concerto January 16, 2008
Premiere broadcast: Saxophone Concerto

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November 6-11, 2007
Hovhaness 'Miss Emily' ballet revived

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Hovhaness Ardent Song Sept-Nov 2007
Ardent Song 'redux' ballet "premiered"

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Hovhaness Artik Diran Chahagir September 3, 2007
Centaur releases triple-premiere Hovhaness disc

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Hovhaness Janabar broadcast July 25, 2007
First Broadcast of new Janabar recording

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Hovhaness Guitar Concerto Khrimian Hairig December 2006
Naxos releases third all-Hovhaness CD
Guitar Concerto, Symphony No.60 and Khrimian Hairig

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March 2006
Yerevan concert honours Hovhaness' 95th

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Hovhaness wind band symphonies January 2006
Naxos releases CD of Hovhaness wind works
Includes finest major wind band piece Symphony No.4

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