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Holst: The Planets

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Holst: The Planets: I. Mars, the Bringer of War
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Holst: The Planets: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
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Holst: The Planets: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
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Holst: The Planets: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
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Holst: The Planets: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
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Holst: The Planets: VI. Uranus, the Magician
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Holst: The Planets: VII. Neptune, the Mystic
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Total Tracks: 7   Total Length: 50:51

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Perfect expression

Schproing

One listen and you'll realize where movie scores come from. Previn and the Royal Philharmonic do a superb job expressing the many moods in this work. Heroic, shy, bombastic, playful. This is a good recording of a great performance.

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