Holst

Wetton, Dawson - Holst: Choral Symphony, Choral Fantasia (1993)

Wetton, Dawson - Holst: Choral Symphony, Choral Fantasia (1993)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 55104

Ever been curious to hear a musical setting of Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn"? Well here's your chance. It's the second movement of Holst's First Choral Symphony (although he called it "First," there was never a second). You know the poem: "Beauty is truth and truth, beauty…." This is a highly enjoyable piece, and in sections of the first and third movement, the composer of The Planets makes some sounds that recall his most popular work. But there's much more to Holst than space music. He was a master at writing for chorus, his word setting always highly colorful and never stiff or "Victorian" sounding. This performance is the best available, so if you're intrigued, go for it.
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.
Zubin Mehta, Los Angeles Philharmonic - Holst: The Planets, John Williams: Star Wars Suite (1971/1978)

Zubin Mehta, Los Angeles Philharmonic -
Holst: The Planets, John Williams: Star Wars Suite (1971/1978) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2012]

PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 79:47 minutes | Scans included | 2,34 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,45 GB
Uses 2012 DSD master based on the Decca's original analog tape

Holst: The Planets (Cambridge Music Handbooks)  

Posted by happy4all at April 2, 2015
Holst: The Planets (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Holst: The Planets (Cambridge Music Handbooks) By Richard Greene
1995 | 112 Pages | ISBN: 0521456339 , 0521450004 | PDF | 3 MB

This Have I Done For My True Love - Holst: Partsongs (2004)  

Posted by peotuvave at March 12, 2015
This Have I Done For My True Love - Holst: Partsongs (2004)

This Have I Done For My True Love - Holst: Partsongs (2004)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 230 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 55171

Most of this disc is for fans of Holst only – after all, how many almost unaccompanied part songs can any human being stand? – but on at least one song, this disc is for every spiritual human being on the planet. O Spiritual Pilgrim, Holst's setting of six lines from the "Fourth Song of The Gates of Damascus," was one of his last works and its purity is as sublime as its text. While anyone but a Holst fan will lose interest in this disc before the Choral Folk Songs (6) at its end – after all, how many superbly sung and lovingly performed part songs can any human being stand? – anyone with an immortal soul should hear O Spiritual Pilgrim.
Roland Maria Stangier - English Town Hall Organ (Holst, Handel, Vierne, Bridge, Elgar, Franck, Gardonyi) - 2010

Roland Maria Stangier - English Town Hall Organ (Holst, Handel, Vierne, Bridge, Elgar, Franck, Gardonyi) - 2010
Classical | Flac. Tracks, 24/192 | Covers | 2.71 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Acousence Classics | TT: 01:18:26

In 2009 the venue of the Duisburg Philharmonics, the Philharmonie Mercatorhalle, received a new concert organ in the anglo-late romantic style, modeled after the English Town Hall organs of the time. We now present the first solo album featuring the new instrument, with Roland Maria Stangier at the organ.

Tormis: Songs - Stephen Layton, Holst Singers (2008)  

Posted by peotuvave at June 10, 2014
Tormis: Songs - Stephen Layton, Holst Singers (2008)

Tormis: Songs - Stephen Layton, Holst Singers (2008)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 233 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67601

Veljo Tormis is—along with Arvo Pärt—Estonia’s most famous living composer, holding an almost mystic status in his home country. He is also the passionate and practical torch-bearer for folk-singing revival, and the integration of an ancient cultural inheritance into thoroughly modern, post-Soviet lives. Interestingly, he trained at the Moscow conservatoire and was steeped in Soviet instruction during his early musical life. His music is almost all written for choirs; few composers have ever been so committed to one genre. Tormis’s choral specialism marks him out from Bartók, Kodály, Vaughan Williams and Grainger, whose pioneering interest in folksong was ultimately less purist given their use of the tunes alone in instrumental or orchestral works: for Tormis, the words and the music are inseparable.
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.

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