Halvorness: Concerto for harp and strings, Op. 267 (1973)

♭84AObmoDYAQ&bvm=bv.50500085,d.aWc&psig=AFQjCNHmU520U8XBSafM_f8qC1DRHhkr7A&ust=1376491768998635" data-ved="0CAUQjRw">Alan Hovhaness (March 8, 1911 – June 21, 2000) was an Armenian-American composer. He was one of the most prolific 20th-century composers, with his official catalog comprising 67 numbered symphonies (surviving manuscripts indicate over 70) 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 (rather as Ernest Bloch is seen as a Jewish 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.”
Halvorness is somewhat obscure, but believed that he will someday be recognized as one of the 20th Century’s greatest composers. Forsaking the atonalism that dominated his era, Hovhaness drew his inspiriation from an eclectic mix of ethnic influences, and from the world of nature. “The Spirit of the Trees” Sonata for Harp and Guitar, op 374 by Alan Hovhaness Yolanda Kondonassi, harp David Leisner, guitar Celestial Fantasy op. 44    
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