Tags » Gustav Holst

For Mercury, inventor of the lyre

I beg to place before the world a playlist of songs in honour of the god Mercury. The keynote—struck at the beginning as well as the end—is Gustav Holst’s Hymn of the Travellers, which I’ve had occasion to refer to… 731 more words

[SACD] Holst - The Planets - Walter Susskind

Label : MSFL (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
Format : Iso
Cover : Yes 12 more words


Exceptionally small item in the archive sorting area

On 25 May 1934 Gustav Holst went in for surgery to have a duodenal ulcer removed. Not long after he was dead, having suffered heart failure during the operation.   632 more words

Cataloguing Archives

"the bass drum heard 'round the world"

Today I was looking up obituaries of Frederick Fennell (looking for birth and death dates, but that’s another story).  Fennell is known as the father of the mid-century band revival in North America with his fifties Mercury Living Presence recordings of existing band classics, played by his creation the “wind ensemble” (45 piece band with only one player on many parts), at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.  289 more words


INTERVIEW: Evan Kennea | WASO: The Planets & The Rite of Spring

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra are doing something spectacular and audacious this coming weekend: they’re performing Gustav Holst’s The Planets and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring… 1,379 more words