Holst

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Holst: The Planets
Premiered Today in 1920
The Planets, a set of seven self-contained orchestral “mood pictures” portraying Earth’s neighbors in the solar system, propelled Gustav Holst to international prominence. However, this sudden fame came with a hefty price tag. Holst had always wanted to be just
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WWI Composers: Elgar, Schoenberg and Holst
The First World War was not merely a global military conflict; it also had far reaching implications for civilian life. It called upon women to become a fundamental part of the war effort, carrying out domestic labor, waged industrial labor,
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Minors of the Majors
Gustav Holst: Ave Maria
“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!
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Holst: The Planets
Gustav Holst is best known for a single work: The Planets. A unique symphonic work, it has little precedent in the orchestral literature. It might be compared to Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition or even Elgar’s Engima Variations, but both
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Imogen Holst – Choral Works
Imogen Holst: Mass in A Minor: V. Agnus Dei Choir of Clare College, Cambridge The Dmitri Ensemble Graham Ross, dir. From Imogen Holst – Choral Works (2012) Released by Harmonia Mundi Imogen Holst: Mass in A Minor: V. Agnus Dei
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