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Orchestral music by
Alan Hovhaness -
recommended by
GEOFF PEARCE

'... an almost trance-like mysticism and beauty ...'

Hovhaness: Symphony No 48 'Vision of Andromeda'. © 2015 Naxos Rights US Inc

Part of my music is easy to listen to, in a certain respect. One must penetrate beneath the suraface of a certain kind of beauty — one must listen to it with a certain concentration and listen to it many times before it reveals all that you have to say ... I wish to create something for the unconscious mind, not for the conscious mind.Alan Hovhaness (interview with CBC Vancouver, October 1968)

I have often wondered why Hovhaness' music has not held more appeal outside of the US...

Copyright © 28 April 2015 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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HOVHANESS: VISION OF ANDROMEDA

ALAN HOVHANESS

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

SAXOPHONE MUSIC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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