Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 29 for Baritone Horn & Orchestra, Op. 289 (1976)

The American composer, Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) was extremely prolific with more than 500 compositions to his credit. He wrote some 67 numbered symphonies with commercial recordings of over 30.

His 29th Symphony has been recorded in its second version which is scored for wind band. That recording also uses a trombone rather than the baritone horn (either are permissible). So here is the world premiere of the first version which is scored for full orchestra with Henry Charles Smith, baritone horn and the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski from September 1976.

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