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Holst: The Planets


Download links and information about Holst: The Planets by London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus, Colin Davis. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 49:43 minutes.

Artist: London Symphony Orchestra And Chorus, Colin Davis
Release date: 2003
Tracks: 7
Duration: 49:43
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No. Title Length
1. The Planets, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War 7:07
2. The Planets, Op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace 8:20
3. The Planets, Op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger 4:16
4. The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity 8:05
5. The Planets, Op. 32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age 9:21
6. The Planets, Op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician 5:59
7. The Planets, Op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic 6:35



Gustav Holst’s popular The Planets is an orchestral suite that predictably dazzles when presented live. This concert recording by the late British composer’s de facto hometown orchestra was captured at London's Barbican Center in June 2002. Under the direction of Sir Colin Davis, the London Philharmonic’s tautly executed brass is appropriately intimidating for “Mars, the Bringer of War,” expressive for the familiar “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity,” and alternately formal and playful for “Uranus, the Magician.” John Alley’s celesta playing is enchanting, first at the end of “Venus, the Bringer of Peace” and then throughout “Mercury, the Winged Messenger.” The quality of this Mastered for iTunes highlights in stereo the various strings on “Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age,” while the Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus bring an otherworldly element to the conclusion of “Neptune, the Mystic.”