Started by Kullervo, July 02, 2007, 08:40:46 AM
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Quote from: Harry on July 02, 2007, 08:54:39 AMIn my opinion you can begin anywere with Hovhaness.
Quote from: karlhenning on July 02, 2007, 09:14:24 AMThere's some Hovhaness I like very well; but I cannot help feeling that "the American Sibelius" is seriously overselling him.
Quote from: Harry on July 02, 2007, 09:24:07 AMI am uncritical in the matter of music, I simply love all of Hovhaness works, and there is nothing kitsch about them IMO, and I know of no weak works he produced. But all the experts, on this forum reduce me to a minimal form, and that's oke by me, that way I can buy all the music I like whether you think it good or bad.I am a bad buyer! Food for my enemies I guess.
Quote from: 71 dB on July 02, 2007, 09:33:03 AMI think the same way as you
Quote from: karlhenning on July 02, 2007, 09:34:33 AMHmm; I'm not sure how my post occasioned that response, Harry! But, briefly:1. I did not use the word kitsch of Hovhaness2. Everything of his that I have heard is certainly likeable3. That is all I will say at present 0:)Oh, there's something for you to worry about, Harry, if you like
Quote from: 71 dB on July 02, 2007, 09:33:03 AMJust ignore them Harry. I think the same way as you, I haven't heard weak or "new-agey" music from him yet (and I even like new age!). Some people just can't accept composers like Dittersdorf or Hovhaness could be very good.I must get the cello concerto CD on Naxos! Damn!
Quote from: Harry on July 02, 2007, 09:45:48 AMYou will not regret the cello concerto my friend, and thank you for your support!We stand alone.
Quote from: techniquest on July 02, 2007, 11:23:59 AMIn short, Hovhaness music does not sound 'American', it has many influences from both eastern Europe and eastern Asia but definitely a unique sound that could not be any other composer.
Quote from: Grazioso on July 02, 2007, 09:07:56 AM Hovhaness Collection Vol. 2 on Delos, with the awe-inspiring Mount St. Helens symphony--who says Hovhaness is soft and wishy-washy? This 2-CD set also includes the relatively well-known Mysterious Mountain symphony, which is a lesser work, imo.
Quote from: david johnson on July 03, 2007, 09:18:05 AMi've performed 'prayer of st. gregory' several times. it makes a good impact on audiences.i really like it.i recall 'khaldis' as being fun, but i've not heard it in years.'mysterious mountain' w/reiner/cso is my favorite recording of that piece.dj
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