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HOVHANESS, A.: Symphony No. 48 / Prelude and Quadruple Fugue / Soprano Saxophone Concerto (Banaszak, Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, G. Schwarz)

    





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HOVHANESS, A.: Symphony No. 48 / Prelude and Quadruple Fugue / Soprano Saxophone Concerto (Banaszak, Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, G. Schwarz)

Alan Hovhaness’s remarkable legacy of 67 symphonies and hundreds of other works stands as a testimony to one of the most individual musical voices of the 20th century. Written when Hovhaness was 25, the Prelude and Quadruple Fugue represents not only his mastery of counterpoint but in its sweeping climactic form is also one of his most exciting works. The Soprano Saxophone Concerto is like a melodic tone poem or aria, and considered the most Romantic concerto Hovhaness ever wrote. “Inspired by the wonders and mysteries of astronomy” and appearing here in its première recording, the Symphony No. 48 ‘Vision of Andromeda’ expresses the vastness of this galaxy through giant melodies, shimmering orchestral colors and a transcendent apotheosis.


Hovhaness, Alan

  Prelude and Quadruple Fugue, Op. 128
1.   Prelude and Quadruple Fugue, Op. 128 00:06:59
  Soprano Saxophone Concerto, Op. 344
2.   I. Andante - Allegretto espressivo - Fuga 00:07:21
3.   II. Adagio espressivo - Allegro assai 00:05:03
4.   III. Andante - Allegretto con molto espressione 00:06:35
  Symphony No. 48, Op. 355, "Vision of Andromeda"
5.   I. Andante 00:10:06
6.   II. Fugue: Allegro 00:03:11
7.   III. Andante - Allegro moderato 00:04:05
8.   IV. Largo solenne - Allegro maestoso - Andante maestoso espressivo 00:12:28

Total Playing Time: 00:55:48






Composer(s):
Hovhaness, Alan

Conductor(s):
Schwarz, Gerard

Orchestra(s):
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra

Artist(s):
Banaszak, Greg

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Concerto; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559755

Barcode: 636943975527

Physical Release: 02/2015

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