Gustav Holst

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.

Gustav Holst - The Collector's Edition (6CD) 2012  

Posted by toma80 at March 29, 2014
Gustav Holst - The Collector's Edition (6CD) 2012

Gustav Holst - The Collector's Edition (6CD) 2012
MP3 320 kbps | Tracks: 100 (6 CD) | 07:29:06 | 1.01 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics

EMI Classics presents a magnificent collection that celebrates the life and career of English composer Gustav Holst. Containing an outside selection of Holst s greatest works including his most famous orchestral suite The Planets, the rare The Perfect Fool, as well as the Walt Whitman inspired Ode to Death. This 6-CD collector s edition provides a chance for all classical music aficionados to listen and experience his timeless compositions
Gustav Holst - The Planets (Transcribed for organ by Peter Sykes)

Peter Sykes, organist | Gustav Holst - The Planets (Transcribed for organ by Peter Sykes)
FLAC, 184,7 Mb | Ogg 256 kbs, 109,1 Mb | Scans | RS | RAR | Easy CD Ripper Pro
Label: Raven | 1996 | DDD | 1 CD | Classical, instrumental
Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir

Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 - Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir
XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | front- & back covers, High-def JPEG | ~270 Mb
Gustav Holst: Choral Music - The Baccholian Singers of London

Gustav Holst: Choral Music - The Baccholian Singers of London
Classical | APE | 1 CD, Covers | 201 MB | TT: 52.05
EMI 1975/1995

Gustav Holst - The Planets - Eduardo Mata - Dallas Symphony  

Posted by mrjansons at Sept. 29, 2008
Gustav Holst - The Planets - Eduardo Mata - Dallas Symphony

Gustav Holst - The Planets - Eduardo Mata - Dallas Symphony
Classical | APE, CUE & LOG | 1 CD, Covers & Booklet | 210 Mb | 1990
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…
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.

Tomita - Holst. The Planets (1976) [Original Issue]  

Posted by technick at Feb. 11, 2013
Tomita - Holst. The Planets (1976)  [Original Issue]

Tomita - Holst. The Planets (1976)
[Original Issue]

EAC: ape (image) + cue + log | RAR, 3 %, 248,06 MB
mp3, 320 kbps | RAR, 3 %, 122,67 MB | Full Scans, 300/600 dpi | RAR, 3 %, 14,31/57,38 MB
Label: RCA Records | Cat №: RCD1-1919 | (Uploaded + DepositFiles)

Maybe Tomita's most unified and exciting album, "The Planets" was taken out of market for a few years by court order from Gustav Holst's relatives. They claimed that Tomita had manhandled their father's great composition, and the record company withdrew some 30,000 records from the stores.
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.