Alan Hovhaness

Alan Hovhaness

Official Website
hovhaness.com
Birthday1911-03-08
AgeHe is 106 years old
Birth Sign Pisces (févr. 18 - mars 19)
GenderMale
His Profession
His Parents
Alan Hovhaness's mother's and father's name are Haroutioun Hovanes Chakmakjian and Madeleine Scott
Alan Hovhaness's Child
He has 1 Child. Name is Jean Nandi Hovhaness.
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Who is Alan Hovhaness?
Alan Hovhaness was an Armenian-American composer. He was one of the most prolific 20th-century composers, with his official catalog comprising 67 numbered symphonies and 434 opus numbers. However, the true tally is well over 500 surviving works since many opus numbers comprise two or more distinct works. The Boston Globe music critic Richard Buell wrote: "Although he has been stereotyped as a self-consciously Armenian composer, his output assimilates the music of many cultures. What may be most American about all of it is the way it turns its materials into a kind of exoticism. The atmosphere is hushed, reverential, mystical, nostalgic."
Education
He went to the following schools
  • Tufts University
Receives Awards
  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada - Music Composition
Alan Hovhaness's Albums
  • Polyphonia Orchestra of London, Alan Hovaness, conducting
  • Hovhaness Collection (disc 2)
  • Hovhaness Collection Volume Two (Seattle Symphony feat. conductor: Gerard Schwarz)
  • Magnificat
  • Mountains and Rivers
  • Music of Alan Hovhaness (KBS Symphony Orchestra)
  • Symphony No. 11 / Armenian Rhapsody No. 1 / Prayer of Saint Gregory / Tzaikerk (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Crystal Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Alan Hovhaness, Ernest Gold)
  • Music of Alan Hovhaness
  • Concerto for Harp and String Orchestra / Spirit of Trees / Upon Enchanted Ground / The Garden of Adonis / Sonata for Harp
  • Mysterious Mountain / And God Created Great Whales (Seattle Symphony, feat. conductor: Gerard Schwarz)
His Compositions
  • Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints
  • Storm on Mount Wildcat, op. 2, no. 2: Lento tempestoso
  • Symphony no. 2, op. 132 "Mysterious Mountain": III. Andante espressivo
  • Guitar Concerto, op. 328: I. Largo
  • Khrimian Hairig, op. 49
  • Symphony no. 2, op. 132 "Mysterious Mountain": II. Double fugue (Moderato maestoso, allegro vivo)
  • Guitar Concerto, op. 328: II. Andante espressivo
  • Symphony no. 4, op. 165: I. Andante
  • Nocturne, op. 20 no. 1
  • Symphony no. 2, op. 132 "Mysterious Mountain": I. Andante con moto
Alan Hovhaness's Tracks
  • Bagatelle No. 4, Op 30
  • Bagatelle No. 3, Op 30
  • String Quartet No 1, Op 8: II. Fugue with Four Subjects
  • String Quartet No. 1, Op 8 "Jupiter", I. Prelude
  • Bagatelle No. 1, Op 30
  • Bagatelle No. 2, Op 30
  • Quartet No. 4, Op 208, No. 2 "The Ancient Tree" [Under the AncientMaple Tree]: I. Adagio ma non troppo
  • Quartet No. 4, Op 208, No. 2 "The Ancient Tree" [Under the AncientMaple Tree]: III. Adagio; Andante con moto; Allegro
  • Suite from String Quartet No 2: III. Hymn
  • String Quartet No. 3, Op 208 No. 1 "Reflections on my Childhood" [Childhood Fantasia in New England]: I. Andante; Adagio