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Classical Clubhouse: Big Space Adventure!

Big Space Adventure / Various
Release Date: 04/10/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 55478   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Colin MatthewsGustav Holst
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This fun collection highlights all the wonders of our solar system through the powerful music of Gustav Holst’s The Planets and Colin Matthew’s Pluto, the Renewer. Over 50 minutes of music performed by Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmoniker will excite the mind and senses as children hear the wonders of the planets represented in the music. A fully illustrated 32 page booklet presents a compelling adventure across the solar system challenging the reader to listen, see and recreate the wonders of space. This fun collection highlights all the wonders of our solar system through the powerful music of Gustav Holst’s The Planets and Colin Matthew’s Pluto, the Renewer. Over 50 minutes of music performed by Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmoniker will excite the mind and senses as children hear the wonders of the planets represented in the music. A fully illustrated 32 page booklet presents a compelling adventure across the solar system challenging the reader to listen, see and recreate the wonders of space. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pluto, the Renewer by Colin Matthews
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2000; England 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
2.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin 
Length: 50 Minutes 29 Secs. 

Sound Samples

The Planets - Suite for large orchestra, Op.32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (Allegro)
The Planets - Suite for large orchestra, Op.32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace (Adagio)
The Planets - Suite for large orchestra, Op.32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (Vivace)
The Planets - Suite for large orchestra, Op.32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (Allegro giocoso)
The Planets - Suite for large orchestra, Op.32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age (Adagio)
The Planets - Suite for large orchestra, Op.32: VI. Uranus, the Magician (Allegro)
The Planets - Suite for large orchestra, Op.32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic (Andante) [with women's choir]
Pluto, The Renewer

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