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Greg Banaszak And Gerard Schwarz
Hovhaness: Works For Orchestra & Soprano Saxophone

Greg Banaszak And Gerard Schwarz - Hovhaness: Works For Orchestra & Soprano Saxophone

Written when Hovhaness was 25, the Prelude and Quadruple Fuguere presents not only his mastery of counterpoint but in its sweeping climactic form is also one of his most exciting works. The Soprano Saxophone Concerto is like a melodic tone poem or aria, and considered the most Romantic concerto Hovhaness ever wrote. “Inspired by the wonders and mysteries of astronomy” and appearing here in its première recording, the Symphony No. 48 ‘Vision of Andromeda’ expresses the vastness of this galaxy through giant melodies, shimmering orchestral colors and a transcendent apotheosis.

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FEATURED TRACK

"II. Fugue: Allegro"

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. Prelude And Quadruple Fugue, Op. 128
  2. 2. I. Andante - Allegretto Espressivo - Fuga
  3. 3. II. Adagio Espressivo - Allegro Assai
  4. 4. III. Andante - Allegretto Con Molto Espressione
  5. 5. I. Andante
  6. 6. II. Fugue: Allegro
  7. 7. III. Andante - Allegro Moderato
  8. 8. IV. Largo Solenne - Allegro Maestoso - Andante Maestoso Espressivo