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Alan Hovhaness (1911–2000)

Alan Hovhaness was born on March 8, 1911 in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA. He was a composer, known for Narcissus (1958), Entre père et fils (2003) and Marathon (2010). He was previously married to Hinako Fujihara. He died on June 21, 2000 in Seattle, Washington, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Narcissus Composer
Entre père et fils Soundtrack
Marathon Composer
The Better Angels Soundtrack


Hide Hide Show Show Composer (9 credits)
 2010 Marathon
 2005 About Us (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2000 Mal barré (Short)
 1985 Winds of Everest (TV Movie documentary)
 1983 Everest North Wall (Documentary)
 1980 Climbers (Short)
 1966 The Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1958 The Incredible Turk (TV Movie documentary) (original music score)
 1958 Narcissus
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 2011 Grandma's Tattoos (Documentary)
 1997 Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (Documentary short) (composer: song "Mysterious Mountain" from "Symphony No.2")
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 2014 The Better Angels ("Symphony No.2 - Mysterious Mountain", "Symphony No.60, Op.396 - To the Appalachian Mountains", "Symphony No.50, Op.360 - Mount Saint Helens: Volcano")
 2013 SEE: An Art Road Trip (Documentary) (writer: "Visionary Landscape No. 2 (Evening Bell)")
 2003 Entre père et fils (Documentary) (writer: "Fred the Cat", "Visions of a Starry Night")
 1980 Cosmos (TV Mini Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean (1980) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 4, Mvmts. 1 and 3", "Spirit of Ink, Mvmt. 6", "Symphony No. 19 ('Vishnu')" - uncredited)

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Alan Hovaness


Hinako Fujihara  (his death)

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Took last name 'Hovhaness' to honor a grandfather. See more »

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