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Gustav Holst, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta – The Planets (Speakers Corner)

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  • Earth was not created in a day. And the same applies to Gustav Holst’s interplanetary symphony which took him about three years to write. The composer employs a massive orchestra and rich orchestral colouring to portray each planet in his musical psychogram.

    Mars, the Bringer of War, rages with mechanical brutality, while Venus brings peace and an acceptance of life. Mercury, the Winged Messenger, darts here and there with quicksilver speed, while powerful and sovereign Jupiter brings jollity and reassurance. Saturn plods by with heavy tread, while Uranus with its contrasting changes in tempo remains enigmatic and extrovert. And because Pluto, the most distant planet had not yet been discovered, it is Neptune, the great unknown, which is lost in time and space in an endless ostinato of female voices.

    Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic present this astronomical journey with precision and exhilaration, leaving neither time nor space for astrological speculation. As always, the excellent DECCA recording quality guarantees an unimpeded view of this musical galaxy.

    This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

    Holst: “The Planets” (Suite)- Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta

    Recording: April 1971 at Royce Hall, Los Angeles by James Lock and Colin Moorfoot / Production: John Mordler

    Catalog: Decca SXL 6529

    Format: 1LP 180g 33rpm / standard sleeve

    Manufacturer: Speakers Corner

    Original label: Decca

  • Artist: Gustav Holst, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: Germany
    Genre: Classical
    Style: Modern
  • A1 Mars, The Bringer Of War - Allegro
    A2 Venus, The Bringer Of Peace - Adagio
    A3 Mercury, The Winged Messenger - Vivace
    A4 Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity - Allegro Giocoso
    B1 Saturn, The Bringer Of Old Age - Adagio
    B2 Uranus, The Magician - Allegro
    B3 Neptune, The Mystic - Andante