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Composer: Holst, Gustav (1874-1934)

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Year of birth1874
Year of death1934
NationalityUnited Kingdom
February 2019
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LondonEnglish Choral Classics by Candlelight

English Choral Classics by Candlelight
Elgar, Howells, Vaughan Williams, Holst
Andrew Earis; St Martin's Chorus; Peter Edge

BarcelonaJuan de la Rubia: Organ

Bach, Mendelssohn, Holst, Glass
Juan de la Rubia, Organ

BrusselsHolst: The Planets

Saariaho, Holst
Brussels Philharmonic; Stéphane Denève; Flemish Radio Choir

BrugesOur solar system translated into music

Holst: The Planets, Op.32
Brussels Philharmonic; Stéphane Denève; Flemish Radio Choir

BudapestOrganized Rhythm

Organized Rhythm
Copland, Susman, Cochereau, Saint-Saëns, Holst
Clive Driskill-Smith; Joseph Gramley
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Soulful Advent music from the Scottish Ensemble with Sean Shibe

Sean Shibe © Kaupo Kikkos
The Scottish Ensemble with guitarist Sean Shibe perform a thoughtful programme of ancient and modern Christmas-themed music in a candlelit St John’s Kirk.
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Earthbound Planets but Serebrier première soars in Dublin

José Serebrier © Clive Barda
Kantorow had his work cut out for him, playing masses of cluster chords and arpeggios up and down the keyboard.
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Choral classics and a new commission from BBC Singers

Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
English choral classics from 100 years ago, contrasted with a confident and effective new piece by Laura Mvula, all given strong performances by the BBC Singers and Sakari Oramo.
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Lullabies and dreams from Connolly and Middleton

Dame Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
The perfect invitation to daydream on a hot afternoon. 
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Purity and passion in first class British music

Martyn Brabbins © BBC | Mark Allan
Even if Hubert Parry was overshadowed by Holst and Vaughan Williams, this was a splendid concert of British music. 
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