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The Planets (Holst)

Bernard Herrmann, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Chorus master Louis Halsey
Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London, 1970
Released 1970 by Decca/London (more); Liner notes by Harry Halbreich

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The Planets, Suite for Large Orchestra (Gustav Holst) [56:37]

Side One

  1. Mars, the Bringer of War (8:33)
  2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace (9:55)
  3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (4:27)
  4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (9:00)

Side Two

  1. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age (9:27)
  2. Uranus, the Magician (6:51)
  3. Neptune, the Mystic (8:10)

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LP: The Planets (Holst) (1970)
Decca PFS 4148 (UK)

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LP: The Planets (Holst) (1970)
London/Decca SPC 21049 (USA)
images: large cover


[Rec. all] Reel: The Planets (Holst) (1970)
London/Decca L 75049

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LP: The Planets (Holst)
Decca/London SAD 22097 (Germany)

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LP: The Planets (Holst) (1980)
London/Decca K15C 8046

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LP: The Planets (Holst) (1981)
Pickwick (UK; MC=CCTC 7518)


From the Pickwick album:

"The brutality of Mars is powerfully projected, Venus is serene and tranquil. The recording is splendid."
--Critics Choice, Records and Recordings, June 1970

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