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Holst - The Planets OP. 32

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

  1. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    The list is wrong then ...........LOL
  2. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    It is very wrong, the only listing I wouldn`t argue with is 1981 Karajan at 66, of the recordings I have heard.
  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I’ve got the Solti ‘cat meow’ SXL at #49.
  4. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    Well it's one man's take on it. Quite an undertaking - I'm tempted to ask "why?" but then I wonder about people who do mountaineering or obsess over getting the last ounce of quality from an LP12...YMMV as they say.

    Peter, are you an orchestral player/conductor? You seem to have very detailed knowledge of the score (even if it is such a popular one).

    I'm now going to struggle to get "The Boultster" out of my head...
  5. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Absolutely,and he has certainly listened to more recordings than I have and probably more often but no Boult above 10? - come on....

    Just my opinion of course.
  6. Buntobox

    Buntobox pfm Member

    A bit unorthodox but I'm a fan of Stokowski and the Los Angeles PO
  7. JTWzen

    JTWzen Active Member

    Just heard it at The Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool. It was also on Radio 3 so available on iPlayer. Very good it was too.
  8. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    I want to take my Dad to hear it.
    Where is the best place to find out where it is being played.
    I’m a total newbie at classical concerts so please be gentle.
  9. windhoek

    windhoek pfm Member

    I've got three from the list:

    #11 Zubin Mehta Los Angeles PO, 1971 (LP; Speakers Corner Records)
    #36 Sir Andrew Davis BBC PO, 2010 (SACD)
    #46 Walter Susskind St. Louis SO, 1975 (SACD).
  10. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Did the Portsmouth Symphonia ever get their hands on them?
  11. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    I reckon this is the must-hear Planets this autumn if you can get your dad to London:


    I'm not enough of a fan of the work to justify it (and heard daughter play it with the NYO fairly recently :D) but I expect you would also like RVW 7 - so another reason to go. John Wilson is the man!
  12. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    RVW 7 I think but all Vaughan Williams is good and John Wilson is one of the current top men as you say.
    I tend to be in Hertford Thursdays otherwise I would be strongly tempted, should be very good.
  13. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    Yes 7..Typo. Edited immediately but you're on fire today, Barry!
  14. Excellent.
  15. Yep.
  16. Sorry about that, Nic.

    As to the question "Why?", I was asked on another classical music forum to name my five favourite Planets recordings. I got carried away.

    And I'd be the first to admit that the list is simply a reflection of my taste in Planets recordings. That's why I called it Peter's Planets. It's definitely not The Only Planets List That Anybody Will Ever Need Because It's Incredibly Authoritative And Can't Be Questioned.

    I'm not an orchestral dude. I'm a rock musician (bass guitar) but don't play at the moment due to ill-health. (I could call myself a "non-practising musician".)

    I have the score, and occasionally consult it while I'm listening.

    I'm happy to answer any other questions. I'm only a keyboard away!
  17. Quite possibly.
  18. They did.

    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 21, 2018
  19. Splendid.
  20. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    That`s entirely reasonable and I appologise for saying your list was wrong, actually I think the best part of such lists is to disagree with them, otherwise there is little to comment on.

    For the record I have 1,4,5,14,33,34,39 and 66.

    Of these 34, Boult 1978 is my favourite and I could easily dispense with 33, Gibson 1980 and 66 Karajan 1981.

    Tempting though some of the other recordings on your list are I am trying hard to resist adding to my collection, I don`t have the shelf space.

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