Holst: The Planets; Britten: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Purcell / Rozhdestvensky

Audio Samples

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra

Album Summary

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (b.1931) is the last living survivor of a great Russian quartet of conductors consisting of Mravinsky, Kondrashin and Svetlanov. He was the highly distinguished principal conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra from 1978 to 1981, an exciting period in the orchestra's history faithfully captured here. These recordings of Holst's Planets and Britten's Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Purcell have never been issued before on CD.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
Lest one think GR's way with The Planets is a fluke, the program (or "program"?) ends with a vigorous, virtuoso performance of Baron Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra from a tour concert in Osaka, Japan, given the year after the Holst. Conductor and players revel in both the work's charm and its hearty British good humor. The recorded sound is every bit as impressive as in the Holst.

BBC Music Magazine, September 2012
Rozhdestvensky's affinity with British music is evident in this marvellously airy, epic Planets and sprightly Variations. Plain broadcast recording sound, but too enjoyable to be merely historic.



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased



Previous


Next


Works Details

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 50 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 16 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946