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Holst: The Planets, Egdon Heath
     

Holst: The Planets, Egdon Heath

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by Andrew Davis
 
John Williams's score to Star Wars didn't materialize out of thin air. Just listen to the obsessive martial menace of "Mars, the Bringer of War" or the otherworldly mystery of "Neptune, the Mystic" and you'll hear the source for much of Williams's (and other film composers') inspiration. If The Planets has a cinematic quality, it's music so full of

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John Williams's score to Star Wars didn't materialize out of thin air. Just listen to the obsessive martial menace of "Mars, the Bringer of War" or the otherworldly mystery of "Neptune, the Mystic" and you'll hear the source for much of Williams's (and other film composers') inspiration. If The Planets has a cinematic quality, it's music so full of character and incident that it always commands your undivided attention. Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra give a sensational performance that's realized in sumptuous, sonorous splendor by Teldec's engineers. Also included is one of the few available recordings of Holst's spare, impressionistic tone poem Egdon Heath, providing a contrasting illustration of the composer's orchestral mastery.

Editorial Reviews

Penguin Guide to Compact Discs
Andrew Davis's set of Planets is among the finest of modern recordings, and this Apex disc is a first choice among super-bargain versions.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/19/2002
Label:
Apex
UPC:
0685738908721
catalogNumber:
89087

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Tracks

  1. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125  - Gustav Holst  -  BBC Symphony Orchestra  - Stephen Jackson  - Andrew Davis  - Andrew Davis
  2. Egdon Heath (Homage to Hardy), for orchestra, Op. 47, H. 172  - Gustav Holst  -  BBC Symphony Orchestra  - Andrew Davis

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