HOLST The Planets / John Williams


Star Wars Suite
Los Angeles Philharmonic Ě Mehta
Int. Release 24 Oct. 2011
1 CD / Download

Track List

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

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta

Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta

John Williams (1932 - )
Star Wars

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta

Total Playing Time: 1:16:50

. . . ["The Planets"] is a thrillingly executed and daringly virtuosic reading that holds nothing back. It's very well recorded, too. The swift tempos and brazenly confident ensemble are consistently memorable . . . [J. Williams / "Star Wars" Suite]: there is no finer intro to this music on disc. The Philharmonic sounds spectacular, and the Decca engineers capture the cinematic element of these pieces as well as anyone ever has . . . [listeners] will love hearing this great orchestra tackle these truly epic tunes. Mehta is excitable and engaged as he is in the Holst, but is also clearly respectful of Williams' score . . . This is an ideal introductory disc . . . while also a clear winner for veteran collectors as well.