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Holst: The Planets - The Mystic Trumpeter - Colin Matthews: Pluto

Claire Rutter, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones

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The Planets, Op. 32  
1
I. Mars, the Bringer of War
Gustav Holst; Ladies of Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
7:03
2
II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Gustav Holst; Ladies of Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
8:32
3
III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Gustav Holst; Ladies of Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
3:59
4
IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Gustav Holst; Ladies of Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
8:00
5
V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Gustav Holst; Ladies of Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
9:21
6
VI. Uranus, the Magician
Gustav Holst; Ladies of Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
6:12
7
VII. Neptune, the Mystic -
Gustav Holst; Ladies of Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
6:53
8
Pluto, the Renewer
Colin Matthews; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
6:53
9
The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18
Gustav Holst; Claire Rutter; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones
18:37
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    75:30
"The Planets, as we know and have loved it for years, is given a fine performance here… The strangely beautiful, distant-sounding fanfares are marvelously atmospheric. Soprano Claire Rutter has a lovely voice and sings with all the passionate expression that the poem requires. A very rewarding release."
- American Record Guide

“it is stirring and splendidly played, it includes Collin Matthew's striking appendix to Holst's suite and it adds a rarity that this composer's admirers will want to investigate. Here the new Naxos has a distinct edge."
- International Record Review

"This is... the most impressive performance of The Planets I've heard for quite a while. The RSNO is on excellent form, and David Lloyd-Jones controls the pacing and brings out the character of each movement with exceptional skill… Best of all is 'Saturn' (the movement Holst himself liked best) which builds slowly but inexorably to a cathartic climax then melts into luminous stillness."
- BBC Music Magazine

Pairing Holst’s most famous work, The Planets, with two neglected masterpieces, Pluto, the Renewer and The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18, this is a rousing rendition of Holst compositions by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra with renowned conductor David Lloyd-Jones. Also featuring prolific soprano Claire Rutter in The Mystic Trumpeter, this release proves Holst’s enduring appeal above and beyond his beloved suite.
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