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THE ALAN HOVHANESS INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE YEREVAN, ARMENIA

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Martin Berkofsky: HOVHANESS HISTORIC MOSCOW RECORDINGS:

Friday, 19 April 2013

HOVHANESS The Prayer of St. Gregory. 1 Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra. 2 Mihr. 3 Ko-olo-u. 4 Vijag. 4 Lousadzak 5 2,3,4,5 Martin Berkofsky, 2,3 Atakan Sari, 4 Sergei Podobedov (pn); 1 Andrei Ikov (tpt); 1,2,5 Konstantin Krimets, cond; 1,2,5 Globalis SO - CRISTOFORI 889 (63:27) Live: Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow 3/24/2004

The spoken introduction to the one live performance ( The Prayer of St. Gregory ) certainly sets the scene for this event. Even for the non-Russian speaker such as myself, the sense of occasion is palpable. Hovhaness's music can split critical opinion, and his vast output can be variable. As a sampler of his music, it has to be said, this disc would be hard to beat. Although billed as "The Historic Moscow Recordings," there is precious little historic about the sound for The Prayer of St. Gregory (1966): this is a gorgeously deep recording, tremendously consonant, with a pre-Vasks/Part aura. The sound of the entire disc is good, for that matter. The profundity of the inspiration (the Armenian Church) shoots through the piece. The trumpeter, Andrei Ikov, is very forthright in both balance and approach. This piece is in fact an intermezzo from a 1940s opera which lends itself to arrangements (search the Fanfare Archive and you will find versions for trumpet and organ, and for wind band). And yet the purity of the strings seems perfect (why meddle?), especially in a performance as committed as this one. It is difficult to imagine a more auspicious opening to either a concert or a disc. There is the added bonus of a world premiere recording here, the Concerto for Two pianos and Orchestra of 1954. It was composed for a two piano team who went their separate ways and so the performance failed to come to fruition, hence the long gap between composition and recording. A chance meeting of the present soloists and conductor in Turkey has led to the present recording. The first movement, an Andante , holds some of the radiance of The Prayer of St. Gregory , yet the pianos' comments take the music to a significantly more acerbic place, and the underpinning of timpani rolls adds power to the close of the movement. The low clouds of the central Largo find ascending piano gestures pitted against outcries from a selection of soloists. The effect is relentless (note all three tempo directions are slow to slowish: Andante, Largo then Moderato ), with the pianists' filigree in the finale intensifying rather than lightening the ongoing load. The pianists seem perfectly suited. The three short pieces that follow all feature Berkofsky, the first with Sari. Mihr (1945) can also be performed as a solo piano piece (as the composer sometimes did). It is tremendously atmospheric, its Armenian influences never in doubt. The recording here is bright, resulting in the piece's conclusion sounding like a beautiful, high-frequency carillon, cruelly curtailed. The 1962 piece Ko-olo-u was composed while Hovhaness was composer-in-residence at the University of Hawaii and explores the contrast between the city and the stiller mountains. Here, as in the next piece, Berkofsky is joined by Sergei Podobedov. Minimalism informs the brief Vijag (an Armenian Ascension ceremony), composed in 1946. It is delightful, hypnotic, and blissfully short. The performance here, by Berkofsky and Podobedov, is perfect; glistening and alive. Finally, Lousadzak (Coming of Light), a Concerto for Piano and Strings from 1944. It embodies Hovhaness's idea of "musical cloudwork," or uncoordinated repetitions of phrases, inspired by the mystical painter (and Hovhaness's mentor) Hermon di Giovanno. The actual harmonic palette is determinedly modal. The performance, again, is excellent, with Berkofsky in top form (Berkofsky's superb attunement throughout is hardly surprisingly, as he helps coordinate the Alan Hovhaness International Research Center). The violinist Nikolai Zherenikov provides the long, atmospheric violin solo lines which are essentially interior monologs. The documentation accompanying this release is a dream. Lavishly illustrated, with booklet notes not only on the pieces themselves but also a selection of essays, it completes a disc that is effectively a must-have for anyone remotely interested or curious about this composer. This appears to be a near-identical release to Black Box 1103, reviewed by Walter Simmons in Fanfare 29:3 (2006). Colin Clarke

NEW: MARTIN BERKOFSKY SPEAKS ABOUT ALAN HOVHANESS, DELMARVA PUBLIC RADIO INTERVIEW

WATCH HOVHANESS ARMENIAN PREMIERE ON YOUTUBE

ARMENIAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION SISTER COLLECTION NOW CATALOGUED AND ONLINE:

THE ARMENIAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION IN ARLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS HOUSES ONE OF OUR USA SISTER COLLECTIONS. THE COLLECTION IS NOW CATALOGUED, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND ONLINE.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF QUESTIONABLE ALAN HOVHANESS WEB PAGES.

Alan Hovhaness Wikipedia Page: Much unreliable and/or opinionated on this page. Attempts to render corrections have been met with attacks by the posters of the questionable information. An untrustworthy site not suitable for serious scholarship or research.

As the Alan Hovhaness 2011 Centennial approaches, various local individuals have attempted to portray themselves as Official or Main Alan Hovhaness internet sites.

Two questionable blogs which appear to be working in tandem include "Hovhaness dot com" authored by a Mr. Marco Shirodkar, (lately a self-appointed "curator") and "Hovhaness Centennial Committee" under the URLs "hovhanesscentennial dot com, hovhanesscentennial dot org, hovhanesscommittee dot com, and hovhanesscommittee dot org," all authored by a Mr. Laurence O. McKinney. Neither of these individuals are connected with or recognised by the genuine Alan Hovhaness Commemorative Committee of Arlington, Massachusetts. Neither of these individuals, though they appear to be presenting themselves as Hovhaness experts, have worked with Alan Hovhaness nor were they well-acquainted with him (or even at all?) throughout the years of the great composer's life. Neither are known to be professionally published composers nor to have professionally performed any Hovhaness work on any musical instrument. One wonders about these two individuals, perhaps that they live in fantasies wishing to be seen in the spotlight of Alan Hovhaness' accomplishments and accolades without having achieved anything of musical significance themselves?

Mr. Shirodkar, under the cover of his "Alan Hovhaness website" has been known to jealously guard "his" materials, many of which were freely and in good faith donated without charge by the Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre (which financed and directed the research to obtain these materials,) in the expectation of free public availability, claiming "violation of copyright" for these same materials which were never his ownership nor products of his own efforts.

One of the Alan Hovhaness Centre's research sources informed us that without our knowledge, Mr. Shirodkar had told her to send our materials directly to him, possibly giving the impression that he was our representative. It was only after her writing us that we discovered what had taken place. In this one case we were fortunate to receive a second copy of the recording which she and her colleagues had specially prepared for the Hovhaness Centre. We have no idea, though, how much other Hovhaness material has been misdirected to Mr. Shirodkar's private collection; unavailable to scholars, researchers, students, and music lovers. Perhaps we will never be able to uncover the full extent of these deceptions.

Concerned musicians and scholars as well as many in the immediate Alan Hovhaness community, residents of his home town of Arlington, Massachusetts, and those who personally knew Alan Hovhaness, have brought to our attention their strong feelings that these above pages contain misinformation, falsehoods, and fabrications; that their authors delete or misrepresent vital facts and eliminate key professional musicians who did know and did in fact work with Alan Hovhaness over a period of years, from events in which they played a vital and substantive role. They felt that the authors of these pages-who were not in attendance to represent or verify themselves at the events about which they "reported" and who as non-participants, did not contribute in any manner at all to the planning, development, funding, or the success of these events, were dishonest, deceitful, and were acting with self-serving, opportunistic, malicious, spiteful, and mean-spirited intentions.

The Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre in Yerevan can only recommend that music lovers and scholars review ALL available reliable, substantiated, documented, professional materials from easily available sources (such as the Hovhaness Centre itself,) before drawing any conclusions, for example, as in the development of scholarly research; or before taking any action such as the donation of their own Hovhaness materials; or before contributing any monies to any questionable internet sites such as those authored by the aforementioned individuals.

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HOVHANESS VIOLA MARATHON AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Saturday afternoon, 3:00 PM, 15 May 2010, violist Robert Raymond will present a marathon programme of Hovhaness viola works, perhaps the first time ever that such a programme has been conceived. Included will be the viola concerto, Talin, Op. 93, named after the Talin Cathedral built in the seventh century in Armenia, (with members of the Northwestern University Orchestra,) two unaccompanied works, Chahagir, Op. 56a ("Torchbearer,") composed in 1945 following Hovhaness' decision to destroy many of his earlier works, the Sonata for Solo Viola, Op. 423, one of Hovhaness' late works composed in 1995, and the 1982 Campuan Sonata, Op. 371, for viola and piano named after the Campuan Temple in Bali. Pianist Martin Berkofsky will join Mr. Raymond for this performance.

Alan Hovhaness Viola marathon: 15 May, 2010, 3:00 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Admission is free to the public.

VATICAN RADIO TO PROGRAMME HOVHANESS CENTENNIAL BROADCASTS

Alan Hovhaness will be the featured subject in the Vatican Radio's Armenian Service broadcast:

22 January, 2010:

(Please copy and paste) http://www.radiovaticana.org/en1/diretta.asp

(Please click on Channel 3)

The broadcast will be at 16.50 UTC (11:50 AM Eastern Standard Time,) with possible night-time repetition at 3.10 UTC, 23 January (10:10 PM Eastern Standard Time. 22 January.)

Pianist Alessandra Pompili who recently gave the U.K. premiere of Hovhaness' Cougar Mountain Sonata will be speaking about the composer and her planned visit to Yerevan.

Miss Pompili will host dedicated Hovhaness broadcasts for Vatican Radio during the 2011 Hovhaness Centennial Year. Detailed information from Vatican Radio will be posted as it becomes available.

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NEW: WQXR, NEW YORK'S CLASSICAL RADIO PROGRAMMES HOVHANESS MOSCOW RECORDINGS

"Three Pieces for Two Pianos - is one of the best I've heard on this radio station. It's simply brilliant."

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NEW: HISTORIC INDIAN CRITIQUE SURFACES:

February 6, 1960: Alan Hovhaness' concerts

"Dr. Dwaram Venkataswami Naidu writes: I had the opportunity of hearing the latest musical compositions of the distinguished American composer, Dr. Alan Hovhaness, at the Museum Theatre, Madras, on February 1. The programme included an improvisation on Yagapriya (the 31st Melakarta Raga) played by Dr. Hovhaness on the piano, another composition "Shalimar" played on the piano by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Hovhaness, and the world premier of his Symphony No. 8 "Arjuna" which has been dedicated to Mr. Handel Manual (the Conductor, Madras Musical Association) composed in the raga Nata Bhairavi and intended for the Indian audience. I was greatly impressed by the remarkable capacity of Dr. Hovhaness to understand and assimilate the Indian system of music and successfully attempt to do something original and creative. Our system of music based on melody, with the 72 Janaka Ragas, the myriads of Janya ragas and multitudinous intricacies of rhythm, is highly complex and not easily understood or assimilated by all; particularly by a foreigner who belongs to an entirely different system of music based on the principles of harmony. In all the concerts of Dr. Hovhaness in Madras, Mr. Handel Manuel as the Conductor brought out the true "Bhava" of the compositions with great skill." (Copyright 2000 - 2009 The Hindu)

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Welcome to the Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre, Yerevan, Armenia. Creation has offered us rare gifts: composers, musicians, philosophers, poets, writers, painters; unique individuals and artists who finely crafted their sensibilities to help us gain understanding about the cosmos and our purpose within it.

Such a unique visionary was Alan Hovhaness. Creator of an astonishingly vast musical catalogue, illuminator of the treasures of his Armenian heritage; a man of gentleness and humility who sought enoblement and high deed for all through his music.

Please visit us often to follow the exciting progress being made in the establishment of the most complete archive (now totalling over 3,700 individual items,) of Alan Hovhaness' correspondence, documents, recordings, interviews, videos, programmes, photographs, articles, and reminiscences of those who knew and worked with the composer, so that his ideals may bring light and peace to all.

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Coordinators of the Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre:

Alexan Zakyan

Halabian 11/34

375038 Yerevan, Armenia

mananapboATnetsys.am

Martin Berkofsky

The Cristofori Foundation

Postbox 288, 9206 Rogues Road

Casanova, VA

20139-0288 USA

hovhanesscentreATyahoo.com

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NEW ENGLAND TRIPTYCH HONORS ALAN HOVHANESS

Arlington, MA - New England celebrated and initiated the coming 100th Anniversary of American-Armenian composer, Alan Hovhaness.

Memorial events included the Arlington, Massachusetts, Hovhaness' hometown, unveiling and dedication of the first monument to the composer, a free memorial concert at the Arlington Town Hall, and a long-distance road running event called "All Men are Brothers." The run began at Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire and ended at Hovhaness� boyhood home in Arlington.

Pianist Martin Berkofsky, who during important formative years, greatly benefited from his personal contact and communication with Alan Hovhaness, is now a recognized champion and interpreter of Hovhaness' music. He began his pilgrimage by climbing Mount Monadnock, New Hampshire's 3,165-foot peak of which the composer himself wrote: "I used to climb many mountains in New Hampshire...in 1932 or around that year I played piano in a trio in Shattuck Inn at the foot of Mt. Monadnock and I climbed the mountain every day between the noon concert and evening concert." (Letter to Walter Harding, Secretary, Thoreau Society, March 20, 1987, quoted with permission.) Hovhaness regarded mountains as meeting places between man and God and wrote many works including a symphonic movement "Monadnock," named after mountains.

The composer's father, Haroutioun Chakmakjian, Harvard graduate, professor at Tufts University, and author of the first Armenian-English dictionary, was known to have walked 15 miles a day in his later years. He was affectionately known to his Arlington neighbors as "Professor."

The title of the pilgrimage, "All Men are Brothers," is taken from Hovhaness' 11th Symphony of that name. Hovhaness wrote, "Let all unite in peace on our tiny planet."

Berkofsky celebrated his 2003 60th birthday by running 880 miles across the American Heartland, raising over $80,000 for cancer research (www.celebrateliferun.com.) His pilgrimage from the Mount Monadnock summit started on Saturday, May 2, and continued, crossing the New Hampshire border to Massachusetts along highways 124, 119, 225. The final miles in Massachusetts were run on the Minuteman Bike Path from Bedford, through Lexington, and then to the Hovhaness family home at 5 Blossom Street in Arlington on Wednesday, May 13.

The second event of this memorial triptych took place on Sunday, May 17th at 2:00 p.m. when the Alan Hovhaness Memorial was unveiled and dedicated at the Jefferson Cutter House on Massachusetts Ave. The conclusion of this Hovhaness triptych took place at the Arlington, Masschusetts, Town Hall at 3:00 p.m. in a free, open-to-the-public concert directed by Dr. Pasquale Tassone. Featured performers included pianists Martin Berkofsky and Ani Hovsepian. Both Arlington High School ensembles and soloists Cynthia Forbes, cello, Orlando Cela, flute, and Sylvie Zakarian, marimba, performed works by Hovhaness as well as other works including the world premiere of a work dedicated to Hovhaness entitled �Dzon.�

During the course of his "All Men are Brothers" run, Martin Berkofsky broadcast from the Alan Hovhaness Special Event Station, W1H. Inspired by Hovhaness' love of astronomy, station W1H directed its signals to the moon, which were then reflected and received in Switzerland, where the "All Men are Brothers" Symphony No. 11 was completed.

The symphonic score of Symphony No. 11 was carried by Berkofsky from the Mt. Monadnock summit to the Hovhaness/Chakmakjian home, autographed by many along the way of his run, and is now part of the permanent Hovhaness collection (a sister collection of the Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre in Yerevan, Armenia.) at the Armenian Cultural Foundation in Arlington, MA. Please contact the Armenian Cultural Foundation at 781-646-3090 or acf.hmh@verizon.net for information on how this collection of over 3,000 Hovhaness documents may be viewed by scholars and researchers.

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HOVHANESS CENTRE

The Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre gratefully accepts tax-deductible (in the U.S.A.,) contributions to assist its construction fund through the Cristofori Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organisation as defined by the United States Internal Revenue Service. Contributions may be made through the Cristofori Foundation's PayPal account:

presidentATcristofori.org

Please E-Mail the Cristofori Foundation or Mr. Alexan Zakyan at either of the above addresses for additional information. (Please replace AT with @, changed here to prevent spamming.)

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THE CREDO OF ALAN HOVHANESS

"I propose to create an heroic, monumental style of composition simple enough to inspire all people, completely free from fads, artificial mannerisms and false sophistications, direct, forceful, sincere, always original but never unnatural. Music must be freed from decadence and stagnation. There has been too much emphasis on small things while the great truths have been overlooked. The superficial must be dispensed with. Music must become virile to express big things. It is not my purpose to supply a few pseudo intellectual musicians and critics with more food for brilliant argumentation, but rather to inspire all mankind with new heroism and spiritual nobility. This may appear to be sentimental and impossible to some, but it must be remembered that Palestrina, Handel, and Beethoven would not consider it either sentimental or impossible. In fact, the worthiest creative art has been motivated consciously or unconsciously by the desire for the regeneration of mankind."

GUESTBOOK, ALAN HOVHANESS INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE

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NEWS FROM THE ALAN HOVHANESS INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE

"THE GREATER THE EMOTIONAL INTENSITY, THE GREATER THE SIMPLICITY." ALAN HOVHANESS WRITES TO CRYSTAL RECORDS ABOUT AVAK THE HEALER.

BERKOFSKY BENEFIT RAISES FUNDS FOR HOVHANESS HOMETOWN MEMORIAL

NEW ANALYSIS BY JEFFREY KLEFSTAD REVEALS PREVIOUSLY UNSUSPECTED HIGHLY COMPLEX STRUCTURING IN HOVHANESS COMPOSING

JACK JOHNSTON, NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOUR TO ALAN HOVHANESS/CHAKMAKJIAN FAMILY IN ARLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, IS INTERVIEWED BY PIANIST MARTIN BERKOFSKY

ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS: PIANIST MARTIN BERKOFSKY'S RUN AND PILGRIMAGE HONOURS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ALAN HOVHANESS

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The centerpiece of a benefit performance by clarinetist Einar Johannesson and pianist Martin Berkofsky-Hovhaness' Lament for Solo Clarinet-just held on 18 March, 2008, at the Washington residence of the Ambassador of Iceland, raised over $2,700.00 for Russia's Kitezh Children's Community, a premiere organisation giving new lives to orphans. Copies of Mr. Johannesson's Cristofori Foundation recording of the Lament were given to members of the audience.

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Composer Niccolo Athens presents study on shared Hovhaness themes.

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INTERNATIONAL HOVHANESS CONCERT PERFORMANCES NOW LISTED

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RARE ALAN HOVHANESS PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE

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Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre establishes collection at Library of Congress.

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Steinway grand piano donated to Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre. Chicago concert dedicates gift from Gerald Migely.

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ARCHITECT'S PLANS FOR HOVHANESS CENTRE NOW ONLINE

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Hovhaness Honorary Doctorate donated in Yerevan ceremony. Aram Gharabekian presents original award to Alexan Zakyan.

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American philanthropists donate $10,000.00 to Hovhaness Centre.

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Cristofori Foundation Berkofsky concert benefits Hovhaness Centre.

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Agreement signed for Hovhaness Centre. Hovhaness Centre Coordinator Alexan Zakyan concludes contract with State Museum of Literature and Art

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Please check this section for news updates which will be posted regularly.

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RARE ALAN HOVHANESS RECORDINGS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM THE HOVHANESS CENTRE

A growing list of rare and otherwise unavailable audio and video recordings may be ordered from the Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre's catalogue.

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CONCERT LISTINGS

PERFORMANCES FROM THE HOVHANESS CENTRE

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HOVHANESS CENTRE LINKS

QUESTIONABLE ALAN HOVHANESS WEB-PAGES/BLOGS
Misleading/fictitious Hovhaness sites/blogs.
PHOTO ALBUM HOVHANESS CENTRE
Architect's plans, Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre, Yerevan.
ALAN HOVHANESS 95TH ANNIVERSARY, ARMENIAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Photo album from Khatchaturian Hall, Yerevan.
HOVHANESS WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE IN MOSCOW, GLOBALIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Photo album from Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow.
THE CRISTOFORI FOUNDATION
Non-profit foundation assisting the Hovhaness Centre.
ADANA HONOURS HAROUTIOUN CHAKMAKJIAN
Turkey honours Alan Hovhaness and father.
HOVHANESS CDS AND DVDS
Hovhaness audio and video discs available from the Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre.
A SWEDISH RESEARCHER VISITS ARMENIA
Matilda Mettala writes of an inspiring visit to Yerevan and Sardarapad.
A PIANO FOR ARMENIA
Chicago dedication concert, Steinway piano donated to Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre.
HOVHANESS HONORARY DOCTORATE DONATED TO ALAN HOVHANESS CENTRE
Alexan Zakyan receives original Hovhaness honorary doctorate in Yerevan presentation ceremony.
PHILANTHROPISTS DONATE $10,000.00 TO HOVHANESS CENTRE
Cristofori Foundation receives gift from Danny and Carolyn Darby.
BERKOFSKY CONCERT BENEFITS HOVHANESS CENTRE
Cristofori Foundation aided by Armenian Embassy raises funds for Hovhaness Centre.
AGREEMENT SIGNED FOR HOVHANESS CENTRE
Hovhaness Centre Coordinator Aklexan Zakyan concludes agreement with Hinrik Bakhchinyan, Director, State Museum of Literature and Art.
CONCERT LISTINGS, ALAN HOVHANESS CENTRE
Gala performances organised by the Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre.
ARMENIA HONOURS JEAN NANDI
Jean Nandi, daughter of Alan Hovhaness, honoured in Yerevan performance.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ESTABLISHES HOVHANESS COLLECTION
Hovhaness Centre donates extensive research collection to Library of Congress.
REMINISCENCES OF ALAN HOVHANESS
Pianist Martin Berkofsky remembers Alan Hovhaness and his music.
ALAN HOVHANESS IN CONCERT
International performances of Alan Hovhaness listed.
ALAN HOVHANESS PHOTOGRAPHS
Historic Hovhaness photographs from the collection of the Hovhaness Centre.
SHARED THEMES IN HOVHANESS COMPOSITIONS
Composer Niccolo Athens offers detailed study and analysis.
"A MAN OF TWO WORLDS-VISHNU"
Composer Niccolo Athens' remarkable essay about Alan Hovhaness and his "Vishnu" Symphony.
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JACK JOHNSTON INTERVIEW
Jack Johnston, next-door neighbour to Alan Hovhaness/Chakmakjian family in an exclusive interview with pianist Martin Berkofsky.
COMPLEX RHYTHMIC STRUCTURING IN HOVHANESS COMPOSING
Jeffrey Klefstad discovers previously unsuspected complex Hovhaness structures.
CLASSICAL COMPOSERS DATABASE
An important and comprehensive database for serious music.
DIRECTORS AND ADVISORS OF THE ALAN HOVHANESS CENTRE
Thanking the many who make this possible.