Holst: The Planets


© 2010 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

℗ 2010 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, on 22 May

Total playing time: 43:06

DDD Stereo

Released October 2010

CD: Holst: The Planets

Holst The Planets

1.  Mars, the Bringer of War
2.  Venus, the Bringer of Peace
3.  Mercury, the Winged Messenger
4.  Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
5.  Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
6.  Uranus, the Magician
7.  Neptune, the Mystic

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

Few composers have achieved such success with a single work as Holst with The Planets. Each movement expresses the planet’s supposed astrological character, and the colourful orchestration and memorable melodies ensured its immediate and ongoing popularity. It’s hard to believe now that it was a groundbreaking work – a huge, multi-movement piece that finally fades into ethereal silence as wordless voices disappear into outer space. This rousing performance was conducted by the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski.

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