Hovhaness and Harrison Orchestral Music
"Two symphonies, one apiece, by West Coast Americans: Harrison, typically Californian with a wide-eyed receptivity to Pacific voices and Hovhaness, the Armenian mystic.
Lou Harrison's remarkable Second Symphony is an ideal coupling for the Hovhaness Second. It creates the same feeling of space, only more intagibly, and its textures are comparably haunting. The work is superbly played, and stays in the memory long after the last two-note figure has become silent." The Penguin Guide