ALAN HOVHANESS (1911-2000): Symphonies No. 1 "Exile", Op. 17/2 and No. 50 "Mount Saint Helens", Op. 360, Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints for Marimba and Orchestra, Op. 211.
Catalogue Number: 08O011
Description: With the recent releases of Stokowski's 1942 American premiere (01L106) of and of BMOP/Sound's new recording of the Exile symphony (11N011) this reissue is important primarily for the 1982 Symphony No. 50 in which Hovhaness uses the then-recent volcano eruption in southern Washington to evoke both the violent power and the haunting, mystical beauty of nature. Ron Johnson (marimba), Seattle Symphony; Gerard Schwarz. Original 1995 Delos release.