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Holst: The Planets - Elgar: Serenade for Strings / Norrington, Stuttgart Radio Symphony


Release Date: 05/11/2018 
Label:  Swr Music   Catalog #: 19507  
Composer:  Gustav HolstSir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release contains two of the most enduringly beautiful works by English composers on one album: Gustav Holst’s ever popular orchestral suite The Planets and Elgar’s lyrical Serenade for Strings. This is a great performance from Roger Norrington and his Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR. Holst’s The Planets Op. 32 is possibly his most well-known piece. Even today, a century after its composition, the work is widely performed and frequently recorded. The concept of the work is astrology- which is why the Earth is not included in the movements. The movements convey ideas and emotions associated with the influents of the planets on the psyche. Roger Norrington is known for his interpretation of British composers, which makes this Read more recording all the more authentic and spectacular. This album is part of a new re-release series (Century Classics) consisting of SWR music bestsellers. The series is competitively priced, optically highly attractive and contains acclaimed SWR recordings mostly of the SWR orchestras and their chief conductors. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
2.
Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 

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