Facts about Alan Hovhaness

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Alan Hovhaness was a famous Composer from USA, who lived between March 8, 1911 and June 21, 2000. He/she became 89 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 12 quotes who is written / told by Alan.

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Famous quotes by Alan Hovhaness (12)


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"No, no, I didn't know him. He lost his mind around 1917 because of the tragedy of the Armenians"
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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"
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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"
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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"
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"I think that of my 21 symphonies, each has its own place"
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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"
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"I did all kinds of things in order to earn a living"
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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"
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"I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God"
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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"
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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"
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"There is nothing like practice"


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