The Planets – Gustav Holst

‘The Planets’ by English composer Gustav Holst is a seven-movement orchestral suite in which each movement is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character.

The orchestration is very imaginative and colourful, showing the influence of such contemporary composers as Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg, as well as such late Russian romantics as Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov.

From its premiere to the present day, the suite has been enduringly popular, influential, widely performed and frequently recorded.

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