Broadcast, WPRB FM, 27 June 2012
Concert, Grand Rapids Art Museum, 8 January 2012
This concert at the Grand Rapids Art Museum features some of that music as well as a few unrecorded works planned for future release.
Oror for violin and piano Op. 1 (1922/26)
Suite No. 1 for piano Op. 9b (1941)
Saris for violin and piano Op. 67 (1946)
Lake of Van Sonata for piano Op. 175 (1946/59)
Divertimento for 4 clarinets Op. 61 (1947)
7 Love Songs of Saris for violin and piano Op. 252c (1972)
Night of a White Cat for clarinet and piano Op. 263 (1973)
Christina Fong, violin
Paul Hersey, piano
Michael Kornacki, clarinet
Suzanna Dennis Bratton, clarinet
John Varineau, clarinet
Joel Schekman, bass clarinet
Radio broadcast, 10 August 2011, WPRB-FM
11:00am to 1:00pm Listen: http://wprb.com/listen.php or 103.3 FM (New York to Philadelphia)
Dionysis Boukouvalas: Meditation (2010) for piano
Walter Horn: Five Decadal Studies for Dick and Clyde (1972/2010) for viola, vibraphone and piano
Confronted with an imposing microphone, Nathaniel performed his part of the Boukouvalas quite bravely for a six-month old.
Radio broadcast, 31 July 2011, WMSE-FM
For One or Seven Pianists, by John Prokop
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Information on "Strings, Keyboard, Percussion, Voices, Horn" at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ASVPXK
Radio broadcast, 28 July 2010, WPRB-FM
Barbara Monk Feldman: Duo for Piano and Percussion (1988)
Paul Hersey, piano; Glenn Freeman, percussion
Recording Information: http://amazon.com/dp/B003ASVPXK (Track 13)
Radio broadcast, Music from Other Minds #216
Morton Feldman: 4 Miniatures, 4 Decades, 4 Premiere Broadcasts
KALW, San Francisco: Music From Other Minds
One Week Online beginning 30 April 2010, Listen Anytime at http://rchrd.com/mfom
Two Pieces [For Danny Stern] (1948) for cello and piano
Extensions 5 (1953) for 2 cellos*
Wind [For Naomi Newman (text by Boris Pasternak)] (1960) for voice and piano
For Stockhausen, Cage, Stravinsky and Mary Sprinson (1972) for cello and piano
Karen Krummel, cello
Paul Hersey, piano
Alicia Eppinga, cello*
Barbara McCargar, voice
Recording Information: http://amazon.com/dp/B003ASVPXK (Tracks 1, 2, 5 and 11)
Radio broadcast, 31 March 2010, WPRB-FM
Paul Hersey, piano
[World Premiere Radio Broadcast]
Listen: http://wprb.com/listen.php or 103.3 FM (New York to Philadelphia)
Recording Information: http://amazon.com/dp/B003ASVPXK (Track 15)
Part of the final installment of Marvin Rosen's 2010 'In Praise of Woman' series.
Japan 0:00-0:30 Thu 1Apr
Guam 1am-1:30am Thu 1Apr
New release, 12 January 2010
"professionally done and artistically convincing...a treasure trove of well-written and captivating music that transcends dogmatic stylistic philosophies and touches the soul"
-- American Record Guide, May-June 2010
Please Note: This is a DVD-Audio disc which is playable on most DVD players as well as all DVD-Audio players.
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Radio broadcasts of tracks from Hovhaness: Solos Duos Trios
WPRB, Princeton: Trio I
CKUW, Manitoba: Poseidon Sonata, Sonatina, Three Haikus
WGVU, Michigan: Artinis
World premiere recordings of 13 Hovhaness works
The music of Alan Hovhaness has been variously labeled "orientalism," "primarily religious in expression" or "having an unfailing melodic sense." Yet much of his work is rooted in Western Europe; he wanted his music played with vitality, not meditatively; nor are his quasi-aleatoric Senza Misura technique, "spirit murmurs" or tone clusters conventionally melodic. Categorizing his highly original and vast 500-work output is difficult. In his own words: "My purpose is to create music, not for snobs but for all people--music which is beautiful and healing, to attempt what old Chinese painters called spirit resonance in melody and sound."
Though he was one of the most prominent American composers of the twentieth century, many of his compositions are still not available in the form of commercial recordings. This disc features two hours of never-before-commercially-recorded works of Hovhaness, of which 47 minutes are for solo piano and a further 10 minutes are of piano chamber works. Styles range from neo-Baroque and neoclassical to Armenian , avant-garde and East Asian. Seven decades of the composer's career are represented, from the 1930's to the 1990's.
Rehearsal of the beginning of Hovhaness' Trio I on a Fazioli F-278. Featured on track 1 of Solos Duos Trios.
Rehearsal for track 34 of Solos Duos Trios.
Solos Duos Trios by Alan Hovhaness on OgreOgress
Recorded in Leesburg, Va. in June 2009:
Piano solos: Sonata Ricercare (1935), Artinis (1945), Poseidon Sonata (1957), Bardo Sonata (1959), Sonatina (1962), Three Haikus (1965).
Recorded in Kalamazoo in July 2009:
Violin, cello and piano: Trio I (1935).
Clarinet and piano: Night of a White Cat (1973).
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Variations by Robert Shechtman on OgreOgress
Janabar by Alan Hovhaness on OgreOgress
Piano solos at the beginning of movements I "Fantasy", III "Toccata" and IV "Sharagan" recorded September, 2006, in Washington, DC on a Fazioli F-183 with technical service by Steve Cunningham.