Alan Hovhaness, John Cage - Piano Compositions by Alan Hovhaness and John Cage download mp3 album
Composition dates shown in Roman font are as given at Hovhaness. com, while conflicting dates from Kunze or New Grove are shown in italics. Similarly, instrumentation shown in Roman font is as given at the Hovhaness.
Here's a very rare set of two 12" 78 rpm records titled PIANO COMPOSITIONS by ALAN HOVHANESS and JOHN CAGE played by MARO AJEMIAN and ALAN HOVHANESS from 2038766.
He also praises Armenian composer Alan Hovhaness-Guthrie spells it Hovaness ). Written in 1947, it is the kind of text one wants to quote in its entirety. Fortunately, we have the reproduction above, and you can read it for yourself. What isn’t reproduced is the postscript, in which Guthrie wrote: I need something like this oddstriking music to match the things I feel in my soul tonight. Guthrie’s letter references a (now extremely rare) two-disc set entitled Piano Compositions by Alan Hovhaness and John Cage played by Maro Ajemian and Alan Hovhanes, featuring a hand-drawn cover by acclaimed jazz-record illustrator David Stone Martin. According to LA Times music critic Mark Swed, the Cage composition on Guthrie’s 78-rpm record was the prepared piano solos from Cage’s Amores, composed in 1943. Below, watch a performance of the oddstriking Amores by Spanish ensemble Neopercusión.
Shalimar: Hovhaness Plays Hovhaness, Ghazal N. O. 6 N. , Komachi O. 40, Shalimar O. 77, Sonata Prospect Hill O. 46, To Hiroshige's Cat O. 66, Love Song Vanishing Into Sounds Of Crickets O. 27 Piano: Alan Hovhaness Fortuna 17062-2, Timing 42:15. Complete Sonatas & Sonatinas Vol. 1, Piano Sonata Ricercare O. 2 (1935), Piano Sonata ‘Catamount’ O. 45 (1980), Piano Sonata O. 99 (1986), Piano Sonata ‘Cougar Mountain’ O. 90 (1985), Piano Sonatina O. 20 (1962) Piano: Nicola Giosmin TAUKAY 142, Timing 52:09.
The composer Alan Hovhaness, working in a studio piled high with scores.
29 volumes with index. London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001.
Cage, John - Works of Calder, for prepared piano (1949). Cage, John - Writing for the Second Time Through Finnegans Wake (1978). Feldman, Morton - Piece For Four Pianos (1957). Hovhaness, Alan - Invocations to Vahakn (1945). Wolff, Christian - Duo for Pianists I (1957). Wolff, Christian - Duo for Pianists I (Second Version, 1957).
2006 – A Tribute to Alan Hovhaness. Films with scores by Alan Hovhaness. 1955 – Assignment: India. London: Macmillan Publishers. Alan Hovhaness in conversation with Bruce Duffie. Reminiscences of Alan Hovhaness by pianist Martin Berkofsky. An analysis of Hovhaness' rhythmic structuring based on the Golden Section. Other Minds Archive: "The World of Alan Hovhaness" from KPFA's Ode To Gravity series, aired 28 January 1976; includes an interview with the composer by Charles Amirkhanian recorded in late 1975
|A||Mihr, pt. 1 (Ancient Armenian Fire God) For Two Pianos (Alan Hovhaness)|
|B||Mihr, pt. 2 (Ancient Armenian Fire God) For Two Pianos (Alan Hovhaness)|
|C||Invocations to Vahakn, IV & V (Alan Hovhaness)|
|D||Amores, I & IV for Prepared Piano (John Cage)|
- Illustration – David Stone Martin
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 3057A 605
- Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 3057B 606
- Matrix / Runout (Label side C): 3058B 607
- Matrix / Runout (Label side D): 3058A 608
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): ̶D̶5̶6̶5̶ D605
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): D̶5̶6̶6̶ ̶D606
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side C): ̶D̶5̶6̶7̶ ̶D607
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side D): ̶D̶5̶6̶8̶ ̶D608