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Composer: Holst, Gustav (1874-1934)

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Year of birth1874
Year of death1934
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodRomantic
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LondonProm 17: Parry, Vaughan Williams & Holst

Parry, Vaughan Williams, Holst
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Martyn Brabbins; Tai Murray; Francesca Chiejina; Ashley Riches; BBC National Chorus of Wales

SapporoPMF Gala Concert

Holst, Mozart, Bernstein, Mahler
PMF Orchestra; Valery Gergiev; Eugene Izotov; Denis Bouriakov

HerefordThe Planets

© c Willeke Machiels
Kendall, Finzi, Vaughan Williams, Holst
Philharmonia Orchestra; Elim Chan

LondonProms at ... Cadogan hall 4: Sarah Connolly & Joseph Middleton

Stanford, Parry, Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Somervell, Bridge, Howells, Britten, Holst, Turnage, Illean
Dame Sarah Connolly; Joseph Middleton

LondonProms at ... Cadogan hall 6: The Sense of An Ending

Bridge, Vaughan Williams, Holst, Mvula, Parry
Sakari Oramo; BBC Singers
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Prom 1: Five Telegrams and a Harbinger of War

Five Telegrams from Kensington Gardens © Mark Pullinger
Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, Anna Meredith and 59 Productions' work proves a powerful, often surprisingly upbeat, commission.
****1
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The Earth and other planets from the Belgrade Philharmonic

Eiji Oue © T. Ilijima
A fine Planets from Eiji Oue and the Belgrade Philharmonic crowned a splendid concert despite a flawed “Neptune” after Simone Rubino had explored the music of the Earth.
****1
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Hough in exemplary Beethoven before Manze’s Antarctic tour

Andrew Manze © Benjamin Ealovega
Andrew Manze conducted the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in two English choral pieces; Stephen Hough brought a fitting conclusion to his Beethoven concerto cycle as artist-in-residence. 
*****
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Tenebrae weaves a mesmerising spell at Perth Festival of the Arts

Nigel Short © Susan Porter-Thomas
Stunningly beautiful commemorative British choral music from Tenebrae under Nigel Short at Perth Festival of the Arts in St John’s Kirk’s wonderful acoustic.
****1
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Double dealings with Death at RCS

David Lynn (Harlequin), Colin Murray (Emperor) and Joanna Harries (Drummer) © RCS | Robert McFadzean
The gamble of Dealing with Death pays off for Holst’s Sāvitri but is less certain for Ullmann’s Emperor of Atlantis.  Opera students at RCS capture the mix of satire, surrealism and anarchy perfectly
****1
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