Hello everyone. Yes, it is me. Once again I simply must express my gratitude; It didn't take long after the inception of this blog for me to realize that I was fortunate to have many a wonderful visitors stopping in. Now more than ever your support is so very solicitous and so very generous. And needless to say - extremely welcome. Things continue to be (oh, the existentialism!!) and I am trying to get back in the swing of things. Speaking of swinging...surely I will not be found in a park or under a tree doing that any time soon (I do have a young daughter after all!); my rotator cuff on the left side decided it was time to tear last Thursday (last year it was the right side). I might as well have been expecting it at this point. Perhaps I'm a baseball player or wrestler and I do not know it?
Get on with it you say? ;-)
This is something of an unintentional tease I suppose; my first post in over a month and it's a work that lasts only about 8 minutes. As far as teenie-tiny releases goes it is beautiful one at least! Vivian Fong performs this Hovhaness world premiere sinuously and devotedly - her playing is as always perfection. Paul Hersey's pianism is luminous, and like Fong he is no stranger to AH's music; and like Fong he has lent his fingers to almost all of the sublime OgreOgress Hovhaness discs. This is lovely, delicate music and classic AH sound terrain in the very best sense.
When I bought this it included several formats, so I am posting the flac files as the main download and then also the mp3 @ 320 for those who prefer. Really it's just a 20 mb size difference.
III. Allegro moderato
Tomorrow I (truly) will be posting more, I am stuck at home resting on doctor's orders. And should you find yourself in a Hovhaness state of mind - tomorrow's 'programme' will be agreeable ;)
Flac: (40 mb)