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Work: The Planets, Op.32

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ComposerHolst, Gustav (1874-1934)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOrchestral
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LondonWest London Sinfonia

St John's Smith Square
Block, Kabalevsky, Thompson, Holst
West London Sinfonia; Philip Hesketh; Jonathan Radford

LondonBenjamin Frith, Heidi Rolfe

Wigmore Hall
Britten, Schubert, Holst
Benjamin Frith; Heidi Rolfe

StockholmGustav Holst’s The Planets

Swedish Radio AB
Berg, Holst
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Harding; Johanna Wallroth

BirminghamKazuki conducts The Planets

Tchaikovsky, Holst
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Kazuki Yamada; Alexandre Kantorow; CBSO Youth Chorus

Las Palmas de Gran CanariaChichon dirige Los planetas

Byrd, Holst
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria; Karel Mark Chichon; Coro de la Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
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Transcendent programme from the BBCSO and Ryan Wigglesworth

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ryan Wigglesworth were heaven-storming in Prom 33, offering celestial visions from Strauss and Holst.
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Thomas Adès bookends Mozart with two British works at Tanglewood

Soloists Leonidas Kavakos and Antoine Tamestit brought elegance and gravitas to Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, while Adès led a thoughtful performance of his own Shanty – Over the Sea.
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Monumental Vaughan Williams and Holst from the Hallé and John Wilson

The Bridgewater Hall's cycle of Vaughan Williams' symphonies continues with a gripping performance of the Ninth, coupled with a colourful account of Holst's The Planets
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The RPO and Petrenko offer transcendent Planets at Carnegie Hall

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concluded its American tour— the first such tour by an international orchestra since March of 2020— with a heartwarmingly effective concert at Carnegie Hall.

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Prom 4: Karabits and the BSO journey beyond the moon in a fast machine

Exhilarating Adams and insightful The Planets from the BSO and Karabits, with a Proms debut from Nemanja Radulović in Barber with great presence and warmth.
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