Holst Planets

Holst: Planets; Britten: Young Person Guide - Pavo Jarvi, Cinncinnati So (2009)

Holst: Planets; Britten: Young Person Guide - Pavo Jarvi, Cinncinnati So (2009)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 261 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Telarc | Catalog Number: 80743

This latest recording by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director Paavo Järvi features two of the best known orchestral works to come out of England in the twentieth century, Gustav Holst's popular suite for orchestra, “The Planets” and The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten.
Sir Simon Rattle & Berliner Phiharmoniker - Holst: The Planets (2006/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Sir Simon Rattle & Berliner Phiharmoniker - Holst: The Planets (2006/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 84:23 minutes | 701 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Is it chance or serendipity that Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic timed their new recording of Holst's The Planets to coincide with the current astronomical upheaval? Though Holst learned of the discovery of Pluto four years before he died, it probably did not occur to him to add another movement, especially since the work's last section, 'Neptune, the Mystic,' ends in an other-worldly, ethereal fade-out, enhanced by an off-stage wordless women's chorus.
Herbert von Karajan & Adrian Boult - Holst - Les Planetes (2016) {Les indispensables de Diapason}

Herbert von Karajan & Adrian Boult - Holst - Les Planetes (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 383 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 207 mb
Classical, Orchestral | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason / No. 82

Although best remembered for his devotion to the core Austro-Germanic repertoire, Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan did flirt with the English repertoire in the '50s and early '60s.
André Previn /LSO - Holst: The Planets (1974) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

André Previn /LSO - Holst: The Planets
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | Full Scan Covers | MU, RS | 517 MB 3% recovery
1974 | Genre: Classical | Label: Angel | SS-1-45000 45 RPM | US pressing 1979

Recorded in 1973, this is widely considered one of the great Planets. Previn is outstanding here; he's not going after effects, he's making all the pieces fit together.
Early in 1914, Gustav Holst told a friend: "As a rule I only study things that suggest music to me…Recently the character of each planet suggested lots to me". This marked the beginning of the composition of his biggest orchestral work, a suite of seven movements. The first to be sketched was Mars - prophetically, for the First World War began just as he completed it. The order of the composition of the remainder was Venus and Jupiter in the autumn of 1914, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune during 1915 and Mercury in 1916. The orchestration of the complete work was also finished in 1916.
Holst: The Planets Op. 32; Elgar: Enigma Variations Op. 36 - Karajan (Holst); Monteux (Elgar)

Gustav Holst: The Planets Op. 32 - Wiener Philharmoniker; Wiener Staatsopernchor; Herbert von Karajan
Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma" - London Symphony Orchestra; Pierre Monteux

Classical | 1 CD | EAC v0.99pb4 Rip | 405 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Full Scans | RS links
Publisher: Decca

First ever Wiener Philharmoniker recording of “The Planets”, a favorite of Imogen Holst, plus a benchmark recording of Elgar’s Enigma Variations.
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis - Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 (2003/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis - Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 (2003/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:43 minutes | 860 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The Planets became one of the most popular and widely recognised musical works of the 20th century. Holst himself conducted the LSO in two early recordings of his masterpiece. Sir Colin Davis's blazing performance, recorded over three evenings in June 2002, promises to be one of the classical releases of the year.
National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain, Edward Gardner - Holst: The Planets; Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (2017) [24-96]

National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain, Edward Gardner - Holst: The Planets; Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:41 minutes | 1.31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

For its very first album on Chandos, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain devotes its characteristic energy and musical mastery to an explosive programme that transcends daily life and earthly experience. It is helped by the enthusiastic, encouraging, and experienced baton of Edward Gardner as well as by the sumptuous yet detailed acoustic of Symphony Hall, Birmingham, all fully revealed in this surround-sound recording.
Tasmin Little, BBC PO, Sir Andrew Davis - The Lark Ascending: Works by Moeran, Delius, Holst, Elgar, Vaughan Williams (2013)

The Lark Ascending: E.J. Moeran - Violin Concerto (2013)
and works by Frederick Delius, Gustav Holst, Sir Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Tasmin Little (violin); BBC Philharmonic; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10796 | Time: 01:15:44

Tasmin Little's 2013 release on Chandos is an exploration of lush and lyrical music for violin and orchestra, composed by the leading British composers of the early 20th century, and it is an album of remarkable depth and beauty. Opening the program is the Concerto for violin & orchestra by E.J. Moeran, which sets the mood for the disc with its long-breathed, melancholy lines and pastoral atmosphere. While this is a technically challenging work that shows Little to her best advantage as a virtuoso, listeners may come away from the piece recalling its sweet ambience more than its flashiness. The same could also be said for Frederick Delius' Légende, Gustav Holst's A Song of the Night, and Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, all three of which provide tests for the violinist's skills, yet are filled with such gorgeous music that listeners may only remember the general opulence of the scores. Also included are premiere recordings of Roger Turner's arrangements of Edward Elgar's Chanson de matin, Chanson de nuit, and Salut d'amour, which in orchestration, mood, and style fit the rest of the album nicely.
Bruckner Orchester Linz - Gustav Holst: The Planets (2002) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bruckner Orchester Linz - Gustav Holst: The Planets (2002)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:36 minutes | 890 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Considered by the classical world as one of the most magnificent works of the 20th century, Chesky Records combines its outstanding recording technique with the renowned Bruckner Orchester Linz to produce an extraordinary recording of The Planets by Gustov Holst. This aural spectacular features . . .
Holst - The Collector's Edition (2012) (6CD Box Set) {EMI Classics} (REPOST)

Holst - The Collector's Edition (2012) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1868 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1085 mb
Classical | Label: EMI Classics / 50999 4 40471 2 2

The reasons for Holst’s relative neglect, beyond The Planets and the Band Suites, aren’t hard to fathom. He wrote no large works in conventional forms, and never repeated himself. Even the Choral Symphony on poetry by Keats, here in its finest recorded performance to date (by Boult), owes very little to precedent–Mahler’s Eighth and Elgar’s The Black Knight, perhaps–and in any case features Holst’s personal combination of “spacey” orchestral color and rhythmic complexity (sample below). The music is both personal, technically virtuosic, and however beautiful somewhat cool emotionally. There is nothing else quite like it in the early 20th century.