Gustav Holst [1874-1934] The Planets – VII. Neptune, the Mystic, performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra and Elysian Singers, cond. Susanna Mälkki [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

…one more for Sunday

🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Σε πείσμα της εντύπωσης που δημιουργεί το ονομά του, ο συνθέτης των “Πλανητών” ήταν τυπικά Βρετανός. Δυστυχώς, η ορχηστρική σουίτα της οποίας ακούμε το μυστικιστικό φινάλε [“Πλούτων”] είναι το μόνο ευρύτερα γνωστό έργο του…

In spite of the impression his name gives, the composer of “The Planets” was typical British. Unfortunately, the orchestral suite from which we’re listening here the mystical finale [Neptune] is the only popular of his works.

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

4 replies »

  1. I’ve always loved Holst’s THE PLANETS. When I was young my parents tended to limit their listening to Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, and Chopin. While those composers have their own merits they’ve only been of sporadic interest (with the exception of Mozart – who never interested me for some reason). Anyway all that to say that THE PLANETS was my own discovery and perhaps because of that I decided that classical music could be cool. LOL . Like the old auto commercial “It’s not your fathers Oldsmobile” this wasn’t my parents classical music which somehow made it okay. LOL. Well thanks for jogging the old memory. 🙂

    • I can image how wonderful it must have felt! …bearing in mind that Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Chopin are not exactly …’limiting’ ;-). I mean, I believe that if one grew up with just the first two they would probably be ‘complete’, but I get what you’re saying! I was fortunate to grow up in a home where we’d listen from Bach and Shostakovich to Avant Garde [Berrio, Ligeti, Christou…] however, I know how great it feels when you discover music that’s ‘off parents limits’! Mine wasn’t top level though as yours as I turned to goth/dark metal! 😉 lol! 🤣😂🤣😂
      Glad I jogged old memories! 🙂

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