- The Planets, for 2 pianos (original version of work), Op. 32, H. 125
Holst: The Planetsby Hansjörg Albrecht
Holst's most popular composition is transcribed here for organ, which can't help but bring out all the grandeur and majesty of Holst's original. The power of the gods is unmistakable in the deep richness and sheer volume of the instrument's notes. The range of colors in the "Mars" and "Jupiter" movements is quite broad, although, naturally, not as varied in timbres as that of full orchestra. In other movements, the choices of registers, stops, and tempos yield characters that fans of the orchestral version may not expect. Yet, it's interesting to hear how the capabilities of the king of instruments can be exploited and how close it can come to replicating orchestral colors.
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Performance CreditsHansjörg Albrecht Primary Artist
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