Gustav Holst

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‘A nonconformist with a conservative’s regard for tradition’: Ralph Vaughan Williams at 150
He has long been the nation’s favourite composer, but there’s more to him than The Lark. As he turns 150, it’s time to listen afresh to this radical traditionalist

Hugh Morris

09, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Britten Sinfonia/Elder review – Holst’s Indian gem takes centre stage
Savitri was given a rare outing in a concert that framed Holst’s Indian opera with works by Grace Williams and Britten, and closed with a boundary-crossing fusion that Holst would have relished

Andrew Clements

05, May, 2022 @2:29 PM

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Tory levelling up and razing costs | Brief letters
Brief letters: Levelling up | Marble Arch mound | Flatulence | Spelling mistakes | Afghanistan


16, Aug, 2021 @5:19 PM

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The Planets 2018/Ligeti Quartet review – Holst orbits into the modern age
Holst’s Planets suite is reimagined with the benefit of today’s scientific knowledge in a dizzying and smartly staged show

John Lewis

01, Oct, 2018 @10:10 AM

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Various: Echoes of Land & Sea CD review – a fine selection
Maria Marchant (piano)

Stephen Pritchard

24, Sep, 2017 @6:59 AM

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Original Gustav Holst scores discovered in New Zealand library
Experts believe one of the works, Folk Songs from Somerset, has not been played or heard in more than a century

Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin

19, Jul, 2017 @2:55 AM

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CBSO/Collon review – frisson of theatricality for Holst's quiet masterpiece
Yvonne Howard and James Rutherford brought steely power to the mystical chamber opera Sāvitri, though a fierce Planets suite lacked depth

Andrew Clements

09, Feb, 2017 @2:35 PM

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Jonas Kaufmann and Sāvitri: this week’s best UK classical concerts
The world’s leading tenor comes to London, while Holst’s finest opera gets a rare run out. Plus: Martyn Brabbins and Jonathan Cohen

Andrew Clements

03, Feb, 2017 @11:30 AM

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At the Boar's Head; Riders to the Sea review – sympathetic take on Holst and Vaughan Williams

Erica Jeal

22, Dec, 2016 @3:45 PM

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How orchestras are riding the wave of change
From cannabis concerts to blindfolded audiences, orchestras are engaging audiences in exciting new ways

Bob Riley

28, Aug, 2014 @11:10 AM

Holst: First Choral Symphony; The Mystic Trumpeter – review
It's not the symphony that makes the big impression here, but Holst's assured setting of a Whitman poem, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

17, Oct, 2013 @10:00 PM

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Rewind radio: TS Eliot's India; Twenty Minutes – The Planets; In Search of Nic Jones; Book of the Week – The Sea Inside – review

The roots of TS Eliot's quintessentially English masterpiece, The Waste Land, lie far from home, in India, writes Sean O'Hagan

Sean O'Hagan

10, Aug, 2013 @5:01 PM

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