UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre recordings (Tribute to Alan Hovhaness), 2006  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre recordings (Tribute to Alan Hovhaness)
Dates
2006
Quantity
1 videotapes  :  EC - 1 vct (VHS (NTSC), sp, color); Duration: 00:22:00
Collection Number
2006026
Summary
Documentary produced by the Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre, Yerevan, Armenia
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) was a composer, researcher, and organist from Somerville, Massachusetts. He composed his first composition, an Italian style cantata inspired by Franz Schubet, at age four. During high school, he composed two operas and caught the attention of contemporary composers. In 1929, he attended the New England Conservatory of Music and studied under Leo Rich Lewis and Frederick Converse. From 1959 to 1963, he traveled around the world to research ancient traditional music and get inspiration for later compositions. Hovhaness published 67 symphonies and 434 opus numbers during his lifetime. His music was described as a mix of Armenian traditions--which came from his Armenian father--as well as a blend of musical traditions from around the world.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contents: Documentary about Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness and the establishment of the Alan Hovhaness Internatonal Research Centre in Yerevan, Armenia

Garik Khachikyan, producer; Alexan Zakyan, director; Sargis Najaryan, narrator.

Total duration: 22:00.

Documentation: Printed tape insert

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
2006026-0001
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 1
Contents: Documentary about Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness and the establishment of the Alan Hovhaness Internatonal Research Centre in Yerevan, ArmeniaGarik Khachikyan, producer; Alexan Zakyan, director; Sargis Najaryan, narrator. Total duration: 22:00.
2006-07-17

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Armenia
  • North American Armenians--North America--Regional and Ethnic Cultures
  • United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound Recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Hovhaness, Alan, 1911-2000 (performer)