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Playlist for Classical Discoveries with Marvin Rosen

March 05, 2003 - 6:00 - 11:00 am


Todays edition of "Classical Discoveries" had three main features.
The first was a birthday tribute to Alan Hovhaness who was born on March 8, 1911. Today's tribute was different than usual and featured LP records of works and performances not released on CD. It was titled "A Collectors Hovhaness." Playing these old recordings brought back many wonderful memories when I discovered the music for the first time.
Todays program also featured music by women composers from the Baroque and before. Many of these musicians were nuns who wrote music just as effective as the male composers of the same time. It is great to see that many obscure women composers from this time period are finally getting recorded. There is a wealth of wonderful listening among these musicians.
Also heard today was the world premiere recording of the Symphony No. 2 by the very gifted Latvian composer Peteris Vasks. The work was completed in 1999 and was given its United States radio premiere. Vasks is Latvia's most well known composer writing today. Unfortunately he is not as well known here in America as I feel he should be. His music is often of deep spirituality and would be a special addition to any symphony orchestra concert.

6:00am - 7:00am
Alan Hovhaness - "Sunrise" - Orchestra conducted by Andre Kostelanetz - Columbia Masterworks(LP) - M 34537
Camilla de Rossi - Sinfonia from "Il Sacrifizio de Abramo" - Bay Area Womens's Philharmonic, JoAnn Falletta, conductor - Newport Classic - NCD 60102
Alan Hovhaness - "Varuna", Op. 264, No. 1 - The Macalester Trio - CRI - SD 326(LP)
(L*01)...Maria Xaveria Peruchona - "Ad gaudia, ad iubila" - Soprano, Andrea Folan with the Saint Ursula Ensemble - Leonarda - LE 346
Alan Hovhaness - Let them praise the Name of the Lord - The Nyack Chorale - N.M.C. 671-A(LP-Private Recording)
Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre - Sonata III in D Major - Accord - Ensemble Variation - 205 782
Alan Hovhaness - Island of Mysterious Bells - New York Harp Ensemble -Golden Crest - CRS-4130(LP)

7:00am - 8:00am
(T*01)...Lucrezia Vizzana - "Protector noster" -Capella Artemisia, Candance Smith, conductor - Tactus - TC 600001
Alan Hovhaness - "Aria" from "Concerto No. 2 for Violin and String Orch", Op. 89a - Anahid Ajemian, violin with M-G-M String orch., Carlos Surinach, conductor - Heliodor - HS-25040(LP)
Khachatur Taronetsi - "Deep Sacrament" - Soprano, Lusine Zakarian with Armenian Chamber Orchestra, Zareh Sahakiants, conductor - OCTA Records - OCD 002
Alan Hovhaness - Alleluia and Fugue, Op. 40b - M-G-M String Orchestra - Carlos Surinach, conductor - M-G-M - E3504(LP)
Condesa De Dia - "A chantar" - Soprano, Montserrat Figueras,Jordi Savall, lyre - Vergin Veritas - 61310 2
Alan Hovhaness - Concerto No. 1 for Orch. ("Arevakal") - Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Howard Hanson, conductor - Mercury - MG 50078

8:00am -9:00am
(N*02)...Hildegard von Bingen - "Alleluia-O virga mediatrix" - Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly, director - Naxos - 8.550998
Alan Hovhaness - Symphony No. 38 (Second Movement), Op. 314 - Northwest Chamber Orhcestra. Alan Hovhaness, conductor - Pandora Records - PAN 3001(LP)
Alan Hovhaness - "Ararat" - Bass, Ara Berberian, Piano, Sahan Arzruni - Positively Armenian - PA 104
(O*03)...Peteris Vasks - Symphony No. 2 - Tampere Philharmonic, John Storgards, conductor - Ondine - ODE 1005-2

9:00am - 10:00am
Alan Hovhaness - Sharagan and Fugue, Op. 58 - Empire Brass Quintet - Digitech - DIGI 105
(A*07)...Claudia Francesca Rusca - "Salve Regina" - Societa Cameristica di Lugano, Edwin Loehrer, conductor - Nuova Era - 1191
Alan Hovhaness - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam - Narrator, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Accordion, Carmen Carrozza, Orchestra conducted By Andre Kostelanetz - Columbia Masterworks - M 34537(LP)
(N*01)...Isabella Leonarda - Sonata Prima, Op. 16, No. 1, "The Argument" - Ars Femina - Nannerl - NAR-005
Alan Hovhaness - "Shatakh" - Anahid Ajemian, Violin, Maro Ajemian, Piano - Dial Records - dial 6(LP)
Barbara Strozzi - "Salve sancta caro" - Maria Cristina Kiehr , Soprano with Concerto Soave - l'empreinte digitale - ED 13048
Alan Hovhaness - Pastorale No. 1 - William Masselos, Piano - M-G-M - E3160(LP)

10:00am - 11:00am
(Q*01)...Camilla de Rossi - Introduction to the Oratorio, "San Alessio" - Ensemble Musica Fiorita, Daniela Dolci, conductor - PAN Classics - 510 136
Alan Hovhaness - October Mountain - Manhattan Percussion Ensemble, Paul Price, conductor - Urania - US 5134(LP)
Alan Hovhaness - Orbit #1 - M-G-M Chamber Ensemble - MGM - E3164(LP)
Alan Hovhaness - Symphony no. 40 - Interlochen Arts Academy Orch, Alan Hovhaness conductor - Fujihara Records Co. - FUJI 1004(LP)
(T*01)...Chiara Margarita Cozzolani - "Laudate pueri" - Cappella Artemisia, Camdace Smith, conductor - Tactus - TC 600301
(K*01)...Alan Hovhaness - "Vision of a Starry Night" from "Sonata Ananda" - Marvin Rosen, piano - Koch International Classics - 3-7288-2


Links where to buy CD used in current show:

(A*07)...Allegro Music
(H*01)...Harmonia Mundi
(K*01)...Koch Int.Records
(L*01)...Leonarda Productions
(N*01)...Nannerl Records
(Q*01)...Qualiton Imports LTD


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