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The British Music Collection: Gustav Holst
Gustav Holst, Imogen Holst, Christopher Hogwood
The British Music Collection: Gustav Holst
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #2


     
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OK, you have "The Planets"...
Presbyteros | Glassboro, NJ USA | 01/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Gee, I like this piece, 'The Planets'. I wonder if this guy Holst wrote anything else?" Welcome, music lover. This collection is the next step after Holst's most popular piece. The otherworldliness of the "Hymns from the Rig Veda" may surprise you, as they prepare you for the world of "Savitri", based on a folk tale from India. Want to fall in love all over again? Young Janet Baker will melt your heart as the heroine of this 3 character/1 act opera, conducted by the composer's daughter. A stunning performance, in lovely 1960's sound. This set is worth it for the first disc alone.
I'm not as familiar with some of the other performances, but the pieces are a good sampling of Holst's "other" works, and the "Moorside Suite" will blow you away. It is arguably the best piece ever written for a brass band."