HOLST / Mehta"The Planets" - HOLST / Mehta - "The Planets" -  London 1971 TAS List"Vaughan Williams once described The Planets (1914-1916), by Gustav Holst, as "the perfect equilibrium" of the mystic and the melodic sides of the composer's nature. Shortly before its composition,...25.00

HOLST / Mehta - "The Planets" - London 1971 TAS List [Expired]


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"Vaughan Williams once described The Planets (1914-1916), by Gustav Holst, as "the perfect equilibrium" of the mystic and the melodic sides of the composer's nature. Shortly before its composition, Holst told a friend, "As a rule I only study things that suggest music to me...Recently the character of each planet suggested lots to me." Typically known as a miniaturist, Holst expanded his reputation when he wrote this work of symphonic proportions for an impossibly large orchestra. Containing seven tone poems, the composition, which is comparable in size to those by Strauss, Mahler, and Schoenberg, has become known as his biggest and most important work. Accustomed to composing only for special purposes, Holst luxuriously allowed himself everything he wanted in this work." - AMG. A TAS recommended recording. The record is Mint. The jacket is NM-. Very dynamic and detailed. This LP was purchased new and played once and then cleaned on a VPI machine. It was played a second time while recording to tape and then stored. It has not been played since. NOTE! Purchase any 3 or more of my LP's together and get 10% off the order as well as savings on shipping! Just click on "More From This Seller" to see a full listing. Please Note! Shipping costs are for continental US ONLY. All others should request a shipping estimate before placing your order. 0211
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