Holst: The Planets, Egdon Heathby 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 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.
- Release Date:
- The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125
- Egdon Heath (Homage to Hardy), for orchestra, Op. 47, H. 172
Performance CreditsAndrew Davis Primary Artist
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