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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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Palma de MallorcaEl violín de Ray Chen

El violín de Ray Chen
Mendelssohn, Brahms, Holst
Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears "Ciutat de Palma"; Pablo Mielgo; Ray Chen

BrusselsFor the Fallen

Boulanger, Holst, Cohan, Elgar, Parry, Debussy, D'Hoe, De Cock, Reger
Brussels Philharmonic; Florian Helgath; Flemish Radio Choir; Hanne Roos

LondonClassical Spectacular

Classical Spectacular
Grieg, Rossini, Jenkins, Bizet, Holst, Suppe, Tchaikovsky, Sousa, Verdi, Handel, Parry, Sibelius, Arne, Puccini
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; John Rigby; Peter Auty; James Cleverton; Unknown; The British Imperial Military Band

LondonKensington Symphony Orchestra

Holst, Rachmaninov, Vaughan Williams
Kensington Symphony Orchestra; Russell Keable

GlasgowHolst's The Planets

Barber, Britten, Holst
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; James Feddeck; James Ehnes; Les Sirènes
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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.
***11
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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.
****1
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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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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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