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52 Years of Recording Excellence (1966-2018) "Crystal is the go-to place for wind and brass chamber repertoire" (Gramophone). And don’t forget Strings (and Organ, Percussion, Harp, Hovhaness, & Steam Calliope!)
ALAN HOVHANESS — "Beautiful sounds, unabashedly melodic... his music possesses instant appeal." N.Y. Times Crystal has the largest collection of recordings of Hovhaness works conducted or supervised by Hovhaness, most with major British orchestras. A small sample (see www.crystalrecords.com for all 24 Hovhaness CDs):
CD810 (pictured): And God Created Great Whales, Anahid, Elibris, Alleluia & Fugue, Concerto #8 for Orchestra. Philharmonia Orch. CD802: St. Vartan Symphony, "Artik" Horn Concerto. National Phil. of London & Israel Philharmonic. CD803: Majnun Symphony. National Phil. of London. CD804: Etchmiadzin Symphony, Fra Angelico, Mountains & Rivers Without End. Royal Philharmonic. CD801: All Men Are Brothers (Sym. 11, Royal Philharmonic), Prayer of St. Gregory, Tzaikerk, Armenian Rhapsody No.1. CD807: Odysseus Symphony, Celestial Gate, Prayer of St. Gregory. Polyphonia Orchestra. CD811: Hovhaness Treasures: his favorite works. Christmas Symphony, Celestial Canticle, Starry Night, etc. Gerard Schwarz & Hovhaness, conductors.
VERDEHR TRIO – A legend for its 225 commissions and 1000s of concerts. "The breadth of these commissions is amazing." (Fanfare) "The quality of the results is astonishingly high." (STRAD) 24 CDs, featuring many of the best-known and important international composers. See complete list at www.crystalrecords.com/Verdehrtrio.html. "As always with the Verdehr Trio, the playing is of a high order." (Gramophone) YIZHAK SCHOTTEN, VIOLA – Six CDs, including The Elegant Viola, CD837: Vaughan Williams, Suite for Viola & Orchestra; J.S. Bach, Sonata; Colgrass, Variations for 4 Drums & Viola. "one of America's finest viola players...a leading light of the U.S viola establishment." (STRAD) See all of his CDs at www.crystalrecords.com.
REICHA 24 WOODWIND QUINTETS ON 12 CDs. "each is a masterpiece of the highest order. Those who ignore this legacy are missing out not only on some terrific wind music but on some of the finest music ever penned." (Audiophile Audition) Reicha was a friend of Beethoven and one of the most respected composers of the period.
13 hours of fabulous music! Box Set total $128 for complete set of 12 CDs with 24 quintets. Individual CDs $16.95. See www. crystalrecords.com for complete list. FREE US shipping. Other countries just $14. "These quintets are absolute masterpieces, symphonic in scope. Westwood Wind Quintet has top-notch playing that can only be envied by lesser ensembles." (Fanfare)
CDs $16.95 ea, See www.crystalrecords.com for pricing in £ or €.
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