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An Introduction to Gustav Holst

Holst: The Planets/ Brook Green Suite/St Paul's Suite

The Classical Shop
release date: August 2006

Originally recorded in 2005

Artists:

Scottish National Orchestra


City of London Sinfonia


Richard Hickox


Sir Alexander Gibson



Record Label
Intro

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos




Total Time - 72:44
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An Introduction to Gustav Holst

 

GUSTAV HOLST

(1874-1934)
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The Planets, Op. 32

52:28  
  Suite for large orchestra  
1 1 Mars. The Bringer of War 7:25
2 2 Venus. The Bringer of Peace 9:02
3 3 Mercury. The Winged Messenger 4:12
4 4 Jupiter. The Bringer of Jollity 7:30
5 5 Saturn. The Bringer of Old Age 10:03
6 6 Uranus. The Magician 6:04
7 7 Neptune. The Mystic 8:09
  women's voice of SNO Chorus  
 Sir Alexander Gibson
 

Brook Green Suite

7:21  
  for strings  
8 I Prelude. Allegretto 1:57
9 II Air. Prelude - Poco animato 2:34
10 III Dance. Allegro 2:48
   
 

St Paul's Suite, Op. 29 No. 2

13:01  
  for strings  
11 I Jig. Vivace 3:12
12 II Ostinato. Presto 1:59
13 III Intermezzo. Andante con moto - Vivace - Tempo I 4:17
14 IV Finale (The Dargason). Allegro 3:32
 Richard Hickox
The early 20th-century British composer, Gustav Holst was deeply influenced by England’s countryside and folksong, and adopted a consciously nationalist style in his music. The Planets is full of high voltage writing, with an acute feeling for atmospheric colour. Scored for a very large orchestra it is joyful, magnetic and powerful and a brilliant introduction to Holst.

Three of Holst’s most famous works are gathered on one bargain CD.

Gibson’s performances of The Planets was a famous demonstration CD on its initial release, being both the first digital recording of this work and the first available on CD. It remains sonically spectacular.

In every respect this latest Holst anthology from Chandos will be hard to beat. The recording is superb – very real indeed…
The Penguin Complete Guide




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AGAIN Chandos has 'hit the heights' by providing ANOTHER superb quality recording, not just this but many other too. Well done Chandos and the Classical Shop 5* Peter Dobson a very satisfied customer...
P Dobson