Gustav Holst – The Planets (Sir Colin Davis)

Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis, conductor

LSO, 2003


Gustav Holst: The Planets – From our review:

On the whole, Colin Davis’s conduction is not one of those that diverts your attention, although from time to time the impression is that a more profound chiselling of the Planets or of some passages of each movement has been sacrificed to an over-paced rendition. I suppose that the fact that this is a live recording influenced this choice and that a dynamic and quick rendition was preferred to a more relaxed one.

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Gustav Holst: The Planets – Tracklist:

  1. Mars, the Bringer of War
  2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
  3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
  4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  5. Saturn, the Bringer of the Old Age
  6. Uranus, the Magician
  7. Neptune , the Mystic

Recording location: Barbican, London, June 2002

Live recording