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.

Holst: The Planets - by Ken Russell (1983)  Video

Posted by alexov85 at Dec. 20, 2009
Holst: The Planets - by Ken Russell (1983)

Holst: The Planets - by Ken Russell (1983)
DVDRip | AVI | Translate don't needed | 409 MB
video: 656x480, 29.9fps | DivX Codec 5.2.1 alpha | ~934 kbps avg | audio: (mp3) 44.1 kHz | MPEG Layer 3, 2 ch | ~192 kbps avg
Art - House, Documentary, Short film

"Planets" - a documentary film by Ken Russell with the music of composer Gustav Holst in the performance of the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra.
Collage assembled from fragments of films, newsreels and advertisements from around the world and covers a wide period of time. Russell has received special permission from the composer's daughter, where she set a condition not to use pictures that show the atrocities of war. Therefore, we can only imagine what would be the choice of masters for the first theme: Mars.
The film is completely devoid of narration and voice acting, but his musical arrangement, which is based on the plot, the narrative has the same meaning as the video sequence, and, in fact, creates the atmosphere.
This is very unusual, stunning film was undeservedly forgotten. Want to believe that better quality video would be available soon …
In this orchestral suite of 7 pieces. Each planet of the solar system (except Earth and Pluto) is devoted to his own plays, which, in principle, quite distinct (ie it can be executed and obeyed and separately).
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.
Edward Gardner - Holst: The Planets / R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (2017)

Edward Gardner - Holst: The Planets / R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 79:41 min | 184 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

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.
Holst- The Planets Op 32, Paganini- Introduction & Variations (LSO & Chorus, Gary Karr, Geoffrey Simon) [1991]

Holst- The Planets Op 32, Paganini- Introduction & Variations (London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Gary Karr, Geoffrey Simon) [1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 259 MB
Classical | Label: Laserlight | Catalog Number: 14010 | TT: 61'01

Gustav Holst's "The Planets" is a brilliant portrayal of the other celestial bodies outside of Earth (except for Pluto because it wasn't discovered back when Holst composed this). Mars is violent and in a military march form. Parts of it have the brassy dominating sound resembling that of Darth Vader's theme. Venus sounds like something out of a black-and-white romantic movie, high lush strings, celesta, french horn and all, a personal favorite. Mercury is a very playful sounding piece, strong emphasis on the woodwinds and strings. Jupiter is definately my favorite…
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.

David Lloyd-Jones - Holst Gustav The Planets (2004) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 9, 2017
David Lloyd-Jones - Holst Gustav The Planets (2004) [SACD-R][OF]

David Lloyd-Jones - Holst Gustav The Planets (2004) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical | SACD ISO: DSD 2.0/DST 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 4.28 GB
Label: Naxos | Release Year: 2004

This version of Holst’s endearing masterpiece, “The Planets”, sounds very good in Naxos’ super audio 5.1 technology. I do not have the point one (subwoofer) hooked up in my house and assume, by listening to the recording in 5.0, that the timpani — which are already very powerful and forward placed — would be explosive if you listened in 5.1. The sound is very good otherwise, with wide ranging and natural orchestral body and timbre. It is not the best super audio sound I’ve heard but it is good and a big improvement over the stereo sound on the last version of “The Planets” I purchased, the one Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle released last year.
Holst, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind ‎- The Planets (1975) [MFSL UDSACD 4005]

Holst, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind ‎- The Planets (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 4005 | ~ 226 or 133 Mb | Scans Included
Classical

The Planets, composed between 1914 and 1916, is a suite of seven movements. Holst's starting point for the music was the astrological character of each planet, though his interest in astrology went no deeper than its musical suggestiveness…

Isao Tomita - Planets Ultimate Edition (2011) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 9, 2016
Isao Tomita - Planets Ultimate Edition (2011) [SACD-R][OF]

Isao Tomita - Planets Ultimate Edition (2011) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Electronic | SACD ISO: DSD 2.0/5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 2.46 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Denon COGQ-51 | Release Year: 2011

This hybrid SACD contains stereo and 4.0 multi-channel audio and I think it's fantastic!
In essence, Tomita's The Planets is an electronic rendition of The Planets by Gustav Holst. The idea of messing with a classic like The Planets might offend some, but not me - I love it! His interpretation is incredibly imaginative and works a treat because each piece manages to capture some of the mood and emotion of the original as scored by Holst, yet also adds something to make it sound truly special. Not only does it work tremendously well as a piece of music, it sounds great too i.e. it sounds spectacular in stereo and multi-channel, as hi-res music should.
Guildford Choral Society, Hilary Davan Wetton - Gustav Holst: The Morning of the Year, The Golden Goose, King Estmere (1996)

Guildford Choral Society, Hilary Davan Wetton - Gustav Holst: The Morning of the Year, The Golden Goose, King Estmere (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 72:10 | 333 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66784

Some composers really deserve their reputation as artists whose fame rests on a single work, but with Holst the popularity of The Planets really has obscured the large quantity of good music he wrote in other forms. Part of the problem also stemmed from his daughter, Imogene, who was severely critical of her father's work and whose baleful influence persists to this day. These three choral ballets contain a large measure of delightful and wholly characteristic music. It's crime that we have had to wait until now for a complete recording of them, and fortunately these performances make a strong case for many more.