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Child in the Garden - Contemporary Music for Piano 4 Hands - Piano Duo Venti Dita - CD

From 2010 Marvin Rosen is a member of Piano Duo Venti Dita together with pianist and composer Jennifer Castellano. In April of 2013, they released their first recording titled "Child in the Garden" - Contemporary Music for Piano 4 Hands. The recording includes music by American composers as well as works from Estonia, Italy and Latvia.

Norman Dello Joio Family Album
Alan Hovhaness Child in the Garden , Op. 168 - listen
Alan Hovhaness Ko-ola-u, Op. 136 - listen
Franco Antonio Mirenzi Incantesimo
Jennifer Castellano Lullaby
Urmas Sisask Die Spirale Symphonie, Op. 68  - No. 1, Põimitud spiraalid
Urmas Sisask Die Spirale Symphonie, Op. 68  - No. 4, Varbspiraalide rahu
Urmas Sisask Die Spirale Symphonie, Op. 68  - No. 5, Spiraalide korralagedus
Morton Feldman - Piano Four Hands
Andrew Rudin - A Birthday Bagatelle
Alan Hovhaness
(transcribed for piano four hands by Niccolo Athens)
Psalm and Fugue for String Orchestra, Op. 40a
David Rakowski - Étude -Fantasies
Romualds Jermaks - Threshing Song

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Excerpts from live recital: AN AMERICAN MOSAIC - Marvin Rosen, piano
presented on November 08, 1998  at The Philips Collection - Washington, D.C
Lou Harrison A Waltz For Evelyn Hinrichsen - listen
Phillip Glass Modern Love Waltz - listen
Richard Yardumian Lullaby From "Armenian Suite" - listen
Richard Yardumian Prelude And Chorale - listen
Henry Cowell Hymn And Fuguing Tune #6 - listen
John Cage In A Landscape - listen
Arnold Rosner Wedding March, Op. 53 - listen

 

MARVIN ROSEN PLAYING MUSIC OF ALAN HOVHANESS (1911-2000)

Fred the Cat - Alan Hovhaness - Half a century of piano music - CD

Dance Ghazal Op. 37a 1931 rev 1938) *
Slumber Song Op. 52 No. 2 (1938)
Achtamar Op. 64 No. 1 (1948)
Fantasy on an Ossetin Tune Op. 85 No. 6 (1951)
Orbit No. 2 Op. 102 No. 2 (1952)
Mountain Dance No. 2 Op. 144b (1941 rev 1962) *
Macedonian Mountain Dance Op. 144 (1938)
Sonata, Mount Ossipee Op. 299 No. 2 (1977) *
Sonata, Fred The Cat Op. 301 (1977) *
Sonata, Prospect Hill Op. 346 (1980)
Sonata, Mount Chocorua Op. 335 (1980 rev 1982) *
recorded June 20 1992, Forge Recording Studio, Phoenixville, PA, USA


* indicates world premiere recording
KOCH International Classics 3-7195-2H1 [71:21]
Cover Design and Art Work - Beata Rzeszódko-Rosen

Fred the Cat CD

This is the most important music of my life. I want very much to share it with audiences whenever I can. It is wonderful music that puts the listener into another world."
- Marvin Rosen

Click here: to read Rob Barnett's review of Fred the Cat on Classical Music Web.

The Washington Post - Sunday, July 4, 1993 - Review by Joseph McLellan
It is a delight to hear Fred the Cat in this fluent performace and it shares the disc with ten other works (including five premier recordings) that are similarly delightful."
- The Washington Post

 

Tempo - March/April 1994 - Review by Bret Johnson

Vision of a Starry Night - Alan Hovhaness - More - Half a century of piano music - CD

Vision CD


listen - Vision of a Starry Night from Sonata Ananda Op. 303 (1977)
listen - Mystic Flute Op. 22 (1937)
Toccata and Fugue No. 1 Op. 6 No. 1 (1935 rev 1970) *
listen - Toccata
listen - Fugue

Mountain Idylls Op. 52 No. 4-6 (1953, 1949, 1932)
Prelude and Fugue Op. 10 No. 1 (1935) *
Do You Remember the Last Silence (1957) *
Lousang Kisher (Moonlight Night) Op. 52a (1943) *
Suite Op. 96 (1967)
Fire Dance (c. 1926) *
Farewell to the Mountains (1945)
Hymn IV from Bare November Day Op. 210 (1964) *
Two Ghazals Op. 36 (1963)
Madras Sonata Op. 176 (1946 rev 1960) *
Sonata Op. 145 (1956) *


recorded April 06 1994, Mastersound Astoria Studios, Astoria, New York NY, USA
* indicates world premiere recording
KOCH International Classics 3-7288-2H1 [68:15]
Cover Design and Art Work - Beata Rzeszódko-Rosen


"It's easy to recommend this disc to Hovhaness fans, who are legion, and others looking for modest, mildly exotic mood music."
- Fanfare Magazine

Click here: to read Rob Barnett's review of Vision of a Starry Night on Classical Music Web.

The Washington Post - Sunday, October 2, 1994 - Review by Joseph McLellan
Overtones of mystic contemplation, exotic flavors of India and the Middle East, shades of the European Middle Ages, and intriguing visions of fantasy landscapes inform these 15 piano compositions of Alan Havhaness. Pianist Marvin Rosen...plays with affection as well as fine technique..."
- The Washington Post

  Tempo - Nov/Dec 1994 - Review by Bret Johnson

"Marvin Rosen's commitment to and enthusiasm for this very exceptional music cannot for a moment be doubted."
- Tempo (British music magazine)

Visions - The Alan Hovhaness Sampler - CD

Visions includes excerpts from five different compact discs issued by Koch International Classics.
Four of these are all-Hovhaness discs released within a two-year period, and including 3 selections from 2 piano recordings of Marvin Rosen:
Sonata, Fred The Cat Op. 301
Mystic Flute Op. 22
Mountain Idylls Op. 52 No. 4-6.

issued prior on KOCH International Classics 3-7195-2H1 and 3-7288-2H1- KOCH International Classics 3-7311-2

"...The spiritual feeling of the music combined with the memorable melodic material makes the works of this Massachusetts-born composer something very special. It is accessible music tha thas been composed with the heart... Many more live performances are needed. Perhaps when these happen... more people will be aware of his genius"
- Marvin Rosen

Visions CD

Natural Escapes - CD

Escapes CD


Koch International KIC- CD - 7634

The entire Cd contains works mainly from the 20th Century inspired by nature and includes Alan Hovhaness - Vision of a Starry Night from Sonata Ananda Op. 303.

Roll Over Beethoven - 101.1 FM WRR- CD

Wrr Catalog #: 57152

Produced and released in 2005 by radio station WRR FM Dallas. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this album will be donated to Operation Kindness and SPCA of Texas.
Sonata for Piano, Op. 301 "Fred the Cat" by Alan Hovhaness was included in this collection.

Rollover CD

Entre père et fils - Between Father and Son - VHS

Ara Sahiner's father

Documentary movie by Ara Sahiner

Music from the Cd's Fred The Cat and Vision of a Starry Night were used in this movie.

Ara Sahiner's father


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