Examines Holst's life and career in London before and after the First World War. The genesis of the Planets, its reception, its overall design, the character plots. Appendices on Holst's public performances, 1908-21 and a comparison of tempos in selected recordings. Notes, select bibl., index.
4d2+alto, 3d bs ob+1, 3+1, 3+1 - 6, 4, 3, 2, timp, perc, 2hp, cel, org, str, women's chor.
Sir Colin Davis leads the London Symphony Orchestra in this recording made in 2002.
Premiered in 1918. Reprint of the 1921 Goodwin & Tabb, London edition.
Reprint of the 1921 Goodwin & Tabb Ltd., London edition. Instrumentation.
Kaija Saariaho: Asteroid 4179: Toutatis --Matthias Pintscher: towards Osiris --Colin Matthews: Pluto: The Renewer, for orchestra (additional movement for Holst's The Planets). Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus, Simon Rattle, conductor.
Contents: Mars -- Venus -- Mercury -- Jupiter -- Saturn -- Uranus -- Neptune. With an introduction. An arrangement for solo piano of the complete, famous work by Holst.
This disc also contains two works by York Bowen: Suite in Three Movements, Op. 52 -- Moto Perpetuo, Op. 71. With pianists Fiona York and John York.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra. Also includes music by Joby Talbot, and a making-of feature.
This edition of the third movement of Holst's suite is edited by Clinton F. Nieweg.
Johnson plays Peter Sykes' arrangement of Holst's masterwork on the organ of St Paul's Cathedral.
This arrangement is not a version of the full score, and had actually been produced before the orchestral version, although with instrumentation in mind. These movements were first published separately from 1949-51. With an introduction by Imogen Holst.