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Holst: The Planets / Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Holst / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Ozawa
Release Date: 11/16/2010 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802031   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraNew England Conservatory Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ozawa's interpretation of The Planets is assuredly not in the Boult tradition, but brings a fresh approach to Holst's sole excursion into extravagance. Tempos are not those to which we are accustomed: ''Mars'' brings war at record speed and ''Mercury'' is more leisurely winged messenger than usual. Both ''Venus'' and ''Jupiter'' are presented more conventionally and are finely played by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Ozawa misses some of the tenor of ''Saturn'', seeming to treat it more as an exercise in sonorities, but is exhilarating in ''Uranus'', where the timpanist has a field day.

-- Gramophone [6/1987]
reviewing the original release, Philips 416456
Ozawa's interpretation of The Planets is assuredly not in the Boult tradition, but brings a fresh approach to Holst's sole excursion into extravagance. Tempos are not those to which we are accustomed: ''Mars'' brings war at record speed and ''Mercury'' is more leisurely winged messenger than usual. Both ''Venus'' and ''Jupiter'' are presented more conventionally and are finely played by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Ozawa misses some of the tenor of ''Saturn'', seeming to treat it more as an exercise in sonorities, but is exhilarating in ''Uranus'', where the timpanist has a field day.

-- Gramophone [6/1987]
reviewing the original release, Philips 416456
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  New England Conservatory Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 

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