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Looking to the East : music inspired by Asia and the Middle East from America's musical pioneers.

Author: Anahid AjemianMaro AjemianLeopold StokowskiLeopold AvakianMitchell AndrewsAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : CRI, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : Suites : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Anahid Ajemian; Maro Ajemian; Leopold Stokowski; Leopold Avakian; Mitchell Andrews; David Van Vactor; Melvin Kaplan; Walter Rosenberger; Elden C Bailey; Ruth Negri; Alan Hovhaness; Elgar Howarth; Arthur Bennett Lipkin; Benita Valente; Alfredo Antonini; Lou Harrison; Henry Cowell; Colin McPhee; Hessischer Rundfunk. Sinfonieorchester.; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.; Bamberger Symphoniker.; Bayerischer Rundfunk. Chor.
OCLC Number: 43823939
Notes: Originally released on CRI SD 114 (1st work), SD 173 (2nd work), SD 219 (3rd work), SD 186 (4th work), SD 259 (5th work), and SD 221 (6th work), 1957-1970.
Compact disc.
Program notes by William R. Trotter (23 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Performer(s): Anahid Ajemian, violin ; Maro Ajemian, piano ; Leopold Stokowski and his Orchestra (1st work) -- Leopold Avakian, violin ; Mitchell Andrews, piano ; Basil Bahar, Persian drum (2nd work) -- Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra ; David Van Vactor, conductor (3rd work) -- Melvin Kaplan, English horn ; Walter Rosenberger, Elden Bailey, percussion ; Ruth Negri, harp ; Alan Hovhaness, conductor (4th work) -- Elgar Howarth, trumpet ; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; Arthur Bennett Lipkin, conductor (5th work) -- Benita Valente, soprano ; members of the Bamberg Symphony ; Bavarian Radio Singers ; Alfredo Antonini, conductor (6th work).
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Suite for violin, piano & small orchestra (1951) / Lou Harrison (Anahid Ajemian, violin; Maro Ajemian, piano; Leopold Stokowski and his orchestra) (16:44) --
Homage to Iran : for violin & piano (1959) / Henry Cowell (Leopold Avakian, violin; Mitchell Andrews, piano; with Basil Bahar, Persian drum) (12:46) --
Nocturne for chamber orchestra (1958) / Colin McPhee (Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra; David Van Vactor, conductor) (7:13) --
Koke no niwa = Moss garden : for English horn, percussion, and harp, op. 181 (1954, rev. 1960) / Alan Hovhaness (Melvin Kaplan, English horn; Walter Rosenberger, Elden Bailey, percussion; Ruth Negri, harp; Alan Hovhaness, conductor) (6:32) --
The Holy City : for trumpet, large chime in A, harp and string orchestra, op. 218 (1965) / Hovhaness (Elgar Howarth, trumpet; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Arthur Bennett Lipkin, conductor) (8:25) --
Triptych. Ave Maria : op. 100/1a (1952) (2:46) ; Christmas ode : op. 100/1b (6:27) ; Easter cantata : op. 100/3 (1953) (13:00) / Hovhaness (Benita Valente, soprano; members of the Bamberg Symphony; Bavarian Radio Singers; Alfredo Antonini, conductor).

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