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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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MalvernSovereign Brass

Vaughan Williams, Holst, Copland, Bernstein

LondonLGT Young Soloists make London Debut

Atterberg, Holst, Ravel, Bruch, Piazzolla, Sollima, Bottesini
Alexander Gilman; LGT Young Soloists

LondonThe Planets

The Planets
Verdi, Rachmaninov, Holst
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Damian Iorio; Joseph Moog; The Bach Choir

BerlinSymphony concert 1: Ainārs Rubiķis and Martin Grubinger

© Simon Pauly
Ravel, Corigliano, Holst
Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin; Ainārs Rubiķis; Martin Grubinger; Berliner Singakademie

OxfordAn English Songbook: Dame Sarah Connolly & Eugene Asti

An English Songbook: Dame Sarah Connolly & Eugene Asti
Stanford, Moeran, Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Somervell, Howells, Holst, Gibbs, Britten, Bridge, Tippett, Herbert, Clarke, Beamish
Dame Sarah Connolly; Eugene Asti
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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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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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