Alan Vaness Chakmakjian, born in Somerville, Massachusetts in 1911 took the name Hovhaness to honor a grandfather. He was internationally known as one of the 20th Century's most prolific composers. He died in Seattle Washington on June 21, 2000.

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Alan Hovhaness
Detailed biography with photos, discography, list of publishers, discussion of works, composer quotes, stylisic overview, the sixty-seven symphonies, recommended CDs, links, contact information.
Alan Hovhaness
Brief filmography with the Internet Movie Database includes biographical sketch.
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)
Vocal works, some with English texts, from the Lied and Art Song Texts Page at REC Music.
Alan Hovhaness on Crystal
Reviews of recordings by Rob Barnett from Classical CD Reviews-Feb 2000: Music on the Web(UK).
Hovhaness, Alan (1911 - 2000)
Includes biographical data, recommended CDs, links to books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
New Classical Net: Alan Hovhaness
Includes biography and discography with recommended listening.
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