About Alan Hovhaness:
Alan Hovhaness is well over 500 surviving works since many opus numbers comprise two or more distinct works.
I was much more interested in the orchestra than the piano, but I did become fairly proficient as a pianist and my teachers felt I had talent and wanted me to become a good concert pianist and earn my living that way.Alan Hovhaness
There were periods when I sometimes made fires in a large, open fireplace that lasted about two weeks, which was how long it took to burn my compositions. So there has been an awful lot that I have destroyed.Alan Hovhaness