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Holst: The Planets

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[A] superlative recording of The Planets.... [A] stunning performance, recorded as finely as it is played.
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Editorial Reviews

[A] superlative recording of The Planets.... [A] stunning performance, recorded as finely as it is played.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2007
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028941755322
  • Catalog Number: 417553
  • Sales rank: 7,932


Disc 1
  1. 1–7 The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125 - Montreal Symphony Orchestra & Chorus & Gustav Holst (52:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Montreal Symphony Orchestra Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Music In Cleveland

    When my band teacher announced that we were to play "Jupiter" by Holst nearly the whole class took a look and fainted! The music is amazing and composed beautifully. Now, our band is fairly new since we didnt have a teacher for a while, but we picked this song up quick. Everyone that was opposed now love it and we all want to play it at every concert we have! I recommend Holst for anyone who has a passion for music, he is amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Stellar Recording of the Planets

    Wow! This is quite the recording of the Planets. Mars begins ominously, growing louder and more vicious as time passes. The orchestra is rhythmically very sound. The brass are not always as powerful as I would like, but they are plenty adequate. I enjoy the full strength of the orchestra in general, though. Dutoit uses a pipe organ to bolster the orchestra near the end of Mars on the powerful crescendos, an amazing effect! His ending climax sounds like the bearer of the Apocalypse. The other movements are well-executed, with gorgeous tenderness on Venus, playful mischief on Mercury, abundant joy and passionate energy on Jupiter, unnerving monotony on Saturn, Dukas-like magic on Uranus, and chilling, otherworldliness on Neptune. The sensitivity of the orchestra to Dutoit and the clearness of tone make this a top choice for the Planets.

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