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Voices NZ Chamber Choir, NZ Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart Audio
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Influenced by astrology and theosophy, Holst's pieces describe the moods or personalities of seven planets. Performed by Orchestra Wellington, and women of the Orpheus Choir, conducted by Marc Taddei.
Gustav Holst's 'The Planets' is a triumph of orchestration, but many of its features and innovations are taken for granted. Thomas Goss takes us on a tour of the unique architecture and fascinating… Audio
Gustav Holst's seven movement work 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… Audio