09/30/2009 and 10/03/2009
First public airings for premiere recordings
of early Hovhaness chamber works

Piano Trio Op. 3 (1935)
Listen to the world premiere broadcast this Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 8:00-8:30am EDT as performed by Paul Hersey, Christina Fong and Karen Krummel at, on the WPRB radio show Classical Discoveries.

Sonata Ricercare for piano Op. 12 (1935)
Listen to the world premiere broadcast starting this Saturday, October 3rd 2009 as performed by Paul Hersey at http://rchrd.com/mfom

Glenn Freeman, of OgreOgress, writes: Among his earliest surviving compositions, the intricate and skillful counterpoint present in these 1935 works reminds one of Beethoven (and Bach) while offering a glimpse into Hovhaness's future style. These 2 works form only part of a very large chamber music recording project to be released on OgreOgress, which will include 14 world premiere recordings.

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