Holst: The Planets
CAT # 80133-25
1. Holst: The Planets: I. Mars, the Bringer of War 7:15 2. Holst: The Planets: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace 8:50 3. Holst: The Planets: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger 3:59 4. Holst: The Planets: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity 7:51 5. Holst: The Planets: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age 9:08 6. Holst: The Planets: VI. Uranus, the Magician 5:55 7. Holst: The Planets: VII. Neptune, the Mystic 7:53
The Planets was written over sixty years before the great sci-fi film scores it would inspire. In fact, Pluto hadn't even been discovered when it was written. To the often-asked question: "When is Telarc going to record The Planets?" Now, another in the series of Royal Philharmonic / Andre Previn performances handsomely set forth by the digital pioneer. Hear,"Mars" and " Jupiter" and the balance of this masterful work in a digital recording that does justice to its special scoring. From full-orchestra majesty to veriest whisper of the chorus in the final pages of " Neptune, "Previn's acknowledged command of the score is fully realized in this Telarc digital recording. A must for all "hi-fi" enthusiasts.
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