Holst: Orchestral Works

Holst: Orchestral Works

by Timothy Hugh

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/1998
Label: Naxos
UPC: 0730099469623
catalogNumber: 8553696
Rank: 224540

Tracks

  1. A Somerset Rhapsody, for orchestra, Op. 21/2, H. 87
  2. Beni Mora, oriental suite for orchestra, Op. 29/1, H. 107
  3. Invocation, for cello & orchestra, Op.19/2, H. 75
  4. A Fugal Overture, for orchestra, Op. 40/1, H. 151
  5. Egdon Heath (Homage to Hardy), for orchestra, Op. 47, H. 172
  6. Hammersmith, prelude & scherzo for military band (also version for orchestra), Op. 52, H. 178

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Holst: Orchestral Works 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those just discovering Classical music, most will be familiar with Holst's masterpiece, The Planets, but not with his other works. This CD is an excellent starting point: David Lloyd-Jones leads the Royal Scottish National Orchestra through no-nonsense readings of these pieces, the playing is never over-emotional, with the exception of Tim Hughs' beautiful cello performance on "Invocation" & an outstanding "Egdon Heath", nor is it uninspired. Just good, solid performances from all. Couple this with excellent sound quality & budget price from Naxos & you really can't go wrong with this collection.