The biggest Dance Hits collected this year on a 2CD. With Fais feat. Afrojack, The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MØ, Martin Garrix feat. Bebe Rexha, Hardwell feat. Jay Sean, Armin van Buuren feat. Bullysongs, Sam Feldt x Lucas & Steve feat. Wulf, Imany, Jonas Blue feat. JP Cooper, and more.
Some composers really deserve their reputation as artists whose fame rests on a single work, but with Holst the popularity of The Planets really has obscured the large quantity of good music he wrote in other forms. Part of the problem also stemmed from his daughter, Imogene, who was severely critical of her father's work and whose baleful influence persists to this day. These three choral ballets contain a large measure of delightful and wholly characteristic music. It's crime that we have had to wait until now for a complete recording of them, and fortunately these performances make a strong case for many more.
“Hünteler’s disc is a gem. The tone of Hünteler’s flute is luscious, the passagework sparkling and limpid, the shaping of the phrases intimate and expressive, and the sounds of the strings blend beautifully … Highly recommended.“ (Fanfare)