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Holst - The Planets OP. 32

Discussion in 'classical' started by flatpopely, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    If you love music, and I guess that is why you are looking, listen to this.

    It's famous for 'Mars the bringer of war' but TBH that's a lead in to the rest of the music.

    It's quite the most sublime thing made for ones ears.

    If you thought classical was not for you it is!

    It's a roller coaster of superb tunes and counterpoints; some of them bring me to tears every time.
     
  2. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Box-swapper extraordinaire

    The star (sorry, couldn't resist) of the show is Jupiter.
     
  3. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

  4. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Box-swapper extraordinaire

  5. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

  6. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Box-swapper extraordinaire

  7. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

  8. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony pfm Member

  9. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

  10. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    My recording is the Decca SXL2305 Von Karajan/VPO.

    Sublime.
     
  11. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    That would be a great recording but..... they didn't appear to have any tubular bells in Vienna in 1960 so instead they used dustbin lids at the climax of Saturn. Totally ruins it for me.
     
  12. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    It`s an abberation but doesn`t spoil the overall recording for me. It was the first recording I heard more than once when I recorded it off R3 back on the 22nd July 1966 (still in my recording book) and even now it is only just shaded by the final Boult recording - in my opinion.
     
  13. 1964meb

    1964meb pfm Member

    My dad had that and when I hear the planets on the radio ...... They just don't match that recording.

    M
     
  14. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    This is so true.
     
  15. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  16. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I started with Alexander Gibson's SNO recording-Id been to a concert performance one glorious summer at the Kelvin Hall when I was younger. Then I got Previn's recording, which I still have. Think I've got a Rattle BPO too...
     
  17. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

  18. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Took nearly a week though.

    I await delivery of the Dutoit recording and will report back.
     
  19. kumachan

    kumachan pfm Member

    Yoel Levi's Atlanta SO on Telarc came top of the pile when R3's Building a Library did their survey of the best Planets. Perhaps surprising, but it's full-on stuff.
     
  20. andrewsutton

    andrewsutton pfm Member

    I think you will like the Dutoit. It is my favourite.
    Cheers Andy.
     

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