Greg Banaszak And Gerard Schwarz Hovhaness: Works For Orchestra & Soprano Saxophone
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Label: Naxos American Classics
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.