17 May 2013

Curtain Raiser: Holst - The Planets

From the collecton Curtain Raiser

Saturn Photo: CC0 Public Domain

An introduction to Gustav Holst's most popular work, presented by Matthew Crawford.

Gustav Holst's colourful seven movement suite was composed during WW1 and needs a large orchestra plus chorus of women's voices. The composer's own favourite movement was Saturn - the Bringer of Old Age. (RNZ)

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