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Cat. No. CHSA 5086 Price: £11.5 No. of discs: 1
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CHSA 5086 - Holst: Orchestral Works, Volume 2
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Available From: 15 January 2011
Holst

The Planets;
Japanese Suite;
Beni Mora
BBC Philharmonic,
Sir Andrew Davis

That The Planets occupies a place at the heart of the English musical repertoire is indisputable, yet much of the orchestral output of Gustav Holst is unjustly neglected. Chandos’ series devoted to the composer demonstrates that he was a composer whose inventiveness and originality was not limited to one work. The series was to have been conducted by Richard Hickox, but Hickox sadly died in 2009 after completing Volume 1. This was released to great critical acclaim, Gramophone stating that ‘Richard Hickox’s final project, reviving little-known Holst works, is a triumph’. In this second volume, Sir Andrew Davis, an exclusive Chandos artist, has taken the baton, conducting the BBC Philharmonic in a unique programme: The Planets, Holst’s orchestral tour de force, as well as two comparative rarities in the concert hall, the Japanese Suite and Beni Mora.

Reviews

"Highly recommended!"
Richard A Kaplan - Fanfare - September/October 2011

“…In each work, the playing of the BBC Philharmonic is simply outstanding – as is the excellent SACD sound…”
Buerkle – American Record Guide – July/August 2011

“…This disc is a must have …”
Bruce Surtees - The WholeNote.com  - 1 April 2011                                                               
 

"...the BBC Philharmonic plays well..."

Mike Langhorne - Classicalsource.com

Performance (Beni Mora) ***   Performance (Rest) ****      Recording ****
Daniel Jaffe - BBC Music Magazine,  April 2011                                              

 

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