Holst

Tasmin Little, BBC PO, Sir Andrew Davis - The Lark Ascending: Works by Moeran, Delius, Holst, Elgar, Vaughan Williams (2013)

The Lark Ascending: E.J. Moeran - Violin Concerto (2013)
and works by Frederick Delius, Gustav Holst, Sir Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Tasmin Little (violin); BBC Philharmonic; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10796 | Time: 01:15:44

Tasmin Little's 2013 release on Chandos is an exploration of lush and lyrical music for violin and orchestra, composed by the leading British composers of the early 20th century, and it is an album of remarkable depth and beauty. Opening the program is the Concerto for violin & orchestra by E.J. Moeran, which sets the mood for the disc with its long-breathed, melancholy lines and pastoral atmosphere. While this is a technically challenging work that shows Little to her best advantage as a virtuoso, listeners may come away from the piece recalling its sweet ambience more than its flashiness. The same could also be said for Frederick Delius' Légende, Gustav Holst's A Song of the Night, and Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, all three of which provide tests for the violinist's skills, yet are filled with such gorgeous music that listeners may only remember the general opulence of the scores. Also included are premiere recordings of Roger Turner's arrangements of Edward Elgar's Chanson de matin, Chanson de nuit, and Salut d'amour, which in orchestration, mood, and style fit the rest of the album nicely.
Holst - The Collector's Edition (2012) (6CD Box Set) {EMI Classics} (REPOST)

Holst - The Collector's Edition (2012) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1868 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1085 mb
Classical | Label: EMI Classics / 50999 4 40471 2 2

The reasons for Holst’s relative neglect, beyond The Planets and the Band Suites, aren’t hard to fathom. He wrote no large works in conventional forms, and never repeated himself. Even the Choral Symphony on poetry by Keats, here in its finest recorded performance to date (by Boult), owes very little to precedent–Mahler’s Eighth and Elgar’s The Black Knight, perhaps–and in any case features Holst’s personal combination of “spacey” orchestral color and rhythmic complexity (sample below). The music is both personal, technically virtuosic, and however beautiful somewhat cool emotionally. There is nothing else quite like it in the early 20th century.
Herbert von Karajan & Adrian Boult - Holst - Les Planetes (2016) {Les indispensables de Diapason}

Herbert von Karajan & Adrian Boult - Holst - Les Planetes (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 383 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 207 mb
Classical, Orchestral | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason / No. 82

Although best remembered for his devotion to the core Austro-Germanic repertoire, Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan did flirt with the English repertoire in the '50s and early '60s.
Holst, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind ‎- The Planets (1975) [MFSL UDSACD 4005]

Holst, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind ‎- The Planets (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 4005 | ~ 226 or 133 Mb | Scans Included
Classical

The Planets, composed between 1914 and 1916, is a suite of seven movements. Holst's starting point for the music was the astrological character of each planet, though his interest in astrology went no deeper than its musical suggestiveness…
Bruckner Orchester Linz - Gustav Holst: The Planets (2002) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bruckner Orchester Linz - Gustav Holst: The Planets (2002)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:36 minutes | 890 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Considered by the classical world as one of the most magnificent works of the 20th century, Chesky Records combines its outstanding recording technique with the renowned Bruckner Orchester Linz to produce an extraordinary recording of The Planets by Gustov Holst. This aural spectacular features . . .
Edward Gardner - Holst: The Planets / R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (2017)

Edward Gardner - Holst: The Planets / R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 79:41 min | 184 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

For its very first album on Chandos, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain devotes its characteristic energy and musical mastery to an explosive programme that transcends daily life and earthly experience. It is helped by the enthusiastic, encouraging, and experienced baton of Edward Gardner as well as by the sumptuous yet detailed acoustic of Symphony Hall, Birmingham, all fully revealed in this surround-sound recording.
Holst- The Planets Op 32, Paganini- Introduction & Variations (LSO & Chorus, Gary Karr, Geoffrey Simon) [1991]

Holst- The Planets Op 32, Paganini- Introduction & Variations (London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Gary Karr, Geoffrey Simon) [1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 259 MB
Classical | Label: Laserlight | Catalog Number: 14010 | TT: 61'01

Gustav Holst's "The Planets" is a brilliant portrayal of the other celestial bodies outside of Earth (except for Pluto because it wasn't discovered back when Holst composed this). Mars is violent and in a military march form. Parts of it have the brassy dominating sound resembling that of Darth Vader's theme. Venus sounds like something out of a black-and-white romantic movie, high lush strings, celesta, french horn and all, a personal favorite. Mercury is a very playful sounding piece, strong emphasis on the woodwinds and strings. Jupiter is definately my favorite…

David Lloyd-Jones - Holst Gustav The Planets (2004) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 9, 2017
David Lloyd-Jones - Holst Gustav The Planets (2004) [SACD-R][OF]

David Lloyd-Jones - Holst Gustav The Planets (2004) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical | SACD ISO: DSD 2.0/DST 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 4.28 GB
Label: Naxos | Release Year: 2004

This version of Holst’s endearing masterpiece, “The Planets”, sounds very good in Naxos’ super audio 5.1 technology. I do not have the point one (subwoofer) hooked up in my house and assume, by listening to the recording in 5.0, that the timpani — which are already very powerful and forward placed — would be explosive if you listened in 5.1. The sound is very good otherwise, with wide ranging and natural orchestral body and timbre. It is not the best super audio sound I’ve heard but it is good and a big improvement over the stereo sound on the last version of “The Planets” I purchased, the one Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle released last year.
Guildford Choral Society, Hilary Davan Wetton - Gustav Holst: The Morning of the Year, The Golden Goose, King Estmere (1996)

Guildford Choral Society, Hilary Davan Wetton - Gustav Holst: The Morning of the Year, The Golden Goose, King Estmere (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 72:10 | 333 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66784

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.
Zubin Mehta, Los Angeles Philharmonic - Holst: The Planets, John Williams: Star Wars Suite (1971/1978)

Zubin Mehta, Los Angeles Philharmonic -
Holst: The Planets, John Williams: Star Wars Suite (1971/1978) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2012]

PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 79:47 minutes | Scans included | 2,34 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,45 GB
Uses 2012 DSD master based on the Decca's original analog tape