Orchestral music by
Alan Hovhaness -
'... an almost trance-like mysticism and beauty ...'
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