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Holst: The Planets [digital download]

    1. The Planets: I. Mars, the Bringer of War
  • Catalogue Number LSO0029
    UPC 822231102922

    James Mallinson producer
    Tony Faulkner sound engineer

    Recorded June 2002, Barbican, London

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
    Notes in English / en Francais / auf Deutsch

  • 'Colin Davis, as might be expected, has no problems, conjuring like Uranus the Magician, the full panoply of atmosphere, stillness and energy from the vitruoso LSO.' Daily Telegraph

    ‘Davis highlights its transparency in this master version’ El Pais

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Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra


The Planets became one of the most popular and widely recognised musical works of the 20th century. Holst himself conducted the LSO in two early recordings of his masterpiece. Sir Colin Davis's blazing performance, recorded over three evenings in June 2002, was one of the classical releases of the year.


Composer   Holst
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
1. The Planets: I. Mars, the Bringer of War
2. The Planets: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
3. The Planets: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
4. The Planets: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
5. The Planets: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
6. The Planets: VI. Uranus, the Magician
7. The Planets: VII. Neptune, the Mystic

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