HOLST Planets GRAINGER Warriors / Gardiner

The Planets
Die Planeten

The Warriors
Women's Voices of
The Monteverdi Choir
Philharmonia Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner
Int. Release 02 May. 1995

Track List

Percy Grainger (1882 - 1961)

Philharmonia Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner, Achim Holub

Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)
The Planets, Op. 32

Philharmonia Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner

Philharmonia Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir

Total Playing Time: 1:08:07

This musical tapestry weaves its way from 'Mars', a prelude to the catastrophic First World War, through to some fun and games with 'Jupiter' and ending with the impressionistic 'Neptune'. A work of contrasting moods and tempi with some memorable tunes, it has all the ingredients of a great piece of music, which is precisely what it is . . . The first of our five great recordings is John Eliot [Gardiner] and The Philharmonia, whose very rhythmic performance conveys plenty of detail in superb sound.