Wrote 434 opus numbers and 67 numbered symphonies, making him one of the 20th century’s most prolific composers. He taught future jazz notables Sam Rivers and Gigi Gryce while a professor at the Boston Conservatory from 1948 until 1951.
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|FULL NAME:||Alan Hovhaness|
|BIRTH DATE:||March 8, 1911|
|AGE:||109 years old|
Alan Hovhaness is a Composer. His father Haroutioun Hovanes Chakmakjian was a chemistry professor at Tufts College, and his mother Madeleine Scott was of Scottish ancestry and had attended Wellesley College. He studied at the New England Conservatory of Music where he won the Samuel Endicott prize for composition in 1932.
DID YOU KNOW He was looking for a fresh start with his composition in the 1930s and 1940s, so he destroyed all of his early work, numbering upwards of 1000 pieces.
FACT He heard a Franz Schubert work when he was four, leading him to compose his first piece.
Currently, Alan Hovhaness is 109 years old. He will celebrate his 110th birthday on a Wednesday, March 8th. Below we countdown to his upcoming birthday.
Alan Hovhaness’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pieces’ life pursuit is to avoid feeling alone and instead feel connected to others and the world at large and a secret desire to live their dreams and turn fantasies into realities. People of this zodiac sign like to be alone, sleeping, music, romance, swimming, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are: compassionate, artistic, intuitive, gentle, wise, musical, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting, sad, desire to escape reality, can be a victim or a martyr. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces are Virgo, Taurus.
Alan Hovhaness was born in the Year of the Pig. People with this sign are nice and good-mannered. They’re always forgiving of other people’s mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility. This year is the year of the .
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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