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Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers

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Holst  
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The Planets, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War
Gustav Holst; André Previn; London Symphony Orchestra
7:05
2
The Planets, Op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Gustav Holst; André Previn; London Symphony Orchestra
8:42
3
The Planets, Op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Gustav Holst; André Previn; London Symphony Orchestra
3:51
4
The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Gustav Holst; André Previn; London Symphony Orchestra
7:41
5
The Planets, Op. 32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Gustav Holst; André Previn; London Symphony Orchestra
9:52
6
The Planets, Op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician
Gustav Holst; André Previn; London Symphony Orchestra
6:03
7
The Planets, Op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic
Gustav Holst; André Previn; Ambrosian Singers; London Symphony Orchestra
7:34
Total Playing Time    50:48
"The Previn I would now count the most desirable of all CDs of this work, both on performance and recording... it is cleaner than any with the firmest placing and a realistic perspective, which gives far more depth to the sonic stage from front to back than there is in either the Karajan or the Solti recordings. The brass sound in particular is rich and thrilling (try ''Uranus'', which is spectacular), and the fading of the offstage chorus into silence at the end of ''Neptune'' is the most atmospheric of any, even more natural-sounding (not just an engineer operating a fader) and more protracted than even Gibson's..."
- Gramophone

Recorded Sept. 28-29, 1973, in Kingsway Hall, London and engineered by Christopher Parker. This definitive version of Holst's Planets is a reference for new performers and lovers of the piece.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

Tracks 1-7 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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