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Hovhaness: Concerto For Harp, Etc / Kondonassis, Et Al


Release Date: 04/25/2000 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80530   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alan Hovhaness
Performer:  Yolanda KondonassisDavid LeisnerFrank HendrickxHerwig Coryn,   ... 
Conductor:  Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Fiamminghi
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hovhaness draws musical and spiritual inspiration as much from eastern culture as from music of the western Middle Ages and the Renaissance. As a result, his music uses melodies and harmonies which are inflected with a sound which is not quite oriental, not quite western. It is pretty, consonant and exotic, evoking the timeless atmosphere of a Maxfield Parrish painting.
Yolanda Kondonassis, one of the world's greatest harpists, gives this music a most respectful and inspired performance, expressively accompanied by guitarist David Leisner, flautist Eugenia Zuckerman, and the string ensemble I Fiamminghi. This disc includes the world premiere recording of Hovhaness' 1983 'Spirit of the Trees.' Kondonassis dedicates it to the preservation
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Harp and String Orchestra, Op. 267 by Alan Hovhaness
Performer:  Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)
Conductor:  Rudolf Werthen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Fiamminghi
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973 
2. Sonata for Harp and Guitar, Op. 374 "Spirit of the Trees" by Alan Hovhaness
Performer:  Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp), David Leisner (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983 
3. Upon Enchanted Ground, Op. 90 no 1 by Alan Hovhaness
Performer:  Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp), Frank Hendrickx (Flute), Herwig Coryn (Cello),
Patrick De Smet (Tamtam)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951 
4. The Garden of Adonis, Op. 245 by Alan Hovhaness
Performer:  Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp), Eugenia Zukerman (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
5. Sonata for Harp, Op. 127 by Alan Hovhaness
Performer:  Yolanda Kondonassis (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954 

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