Alan Hovhaness Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Alan Hovhaness Quotes and Sayings

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    I did all kinds of things in order to earn a living. Alan Hovhaness | Refcard PDF
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    I found a greater identity with my own emotions in the Armenian culture as I grew older, as well as from the beginning, although I didn't know anything about it. Alan Hovhaness | Refcard PDF
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    I think that of my 21 symphonies, each has its own place. Alan Hovhaness | Refcard PDF
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    I was born in Somerville, but I don't remember very much about it because we moved from there to Arlington when I was five years old, and it was in Arlington that I spent most of my childhood. Alan Hovhaness | Refcard PDF
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    I was much more interested in the orchestra than the piano, but I did become fairly proficient as a pianist and my teachers felt I had talent and wanted me to become a good concert pianist and earn my living that way. Alan Hovhaness | Refcard PDF
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    I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God. Alan Hovhaness | Refcard PDF
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    It's hard for me to think of others because I'm not particularly in sympathy with the music of this century. Alan Hovhaness | Refcard PDF
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    My mother's background was Scottish. She came from an old family, some of whom lived in upper New York State and some of whom had come over from Scotland. Alan Hovhaness | Refcard PDF
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    No, no, I didn't know him. He lost his mind around 1917 because of the tragedy of the Armenians. Alan Hovhaness | Refcard PDF
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    There is nothing like practice. Alan Hovhaness | Refcard PDF
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    There were periods when I sometimes made fires in a large, open fireplace that lasted about two weeks, which was how long it took to burn my compositions. So there has been an awful lot that I have destroyed. Alan Hovhaness | Refcard PDF
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    This is not to say that the Scots are not fine people, but they were all sort of... well, my grandfather was a minister and sort of Protestant, and this was rather depressing to me. Alan Hovhaness | Refcard PDF






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