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cdh55350
Wydawnictwo: Hyperion
Seria: Helios
Nr katalogowy: CDH 55350
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: wrzesień 2008
EAN: 34571153506
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Epoka muzyczna: romantyzm
Obszar (język): angielski

Matthew / Holst: Planet

Hyperion - CDH 55350
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The Hallé Orchestra / Mark Elder
The Planets Suite for Orchestra H125 (Op 32) & Colin Matthews’s Pluto
When Gustav Holst composed his celebrated suite 'The Planets' during the First World War, the solar system was bounded by the orbit of Neptune ('The Mystic' in Holst's astrological subtitle) which Holst naturally placed at the end of his masterpiece. It was not until fifteen years later that American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, trying to find the reason for peculiarities in Neptune's orbit, realised that there was another planet further out whose gravitational pull was influencing it. And so was discovered the dark, remote and mysterious world of Pluto, named after the king of the Underworld. The discovery was made but three years before Holst's death, but he never expressed any intention of adding it to his by-then famous work. Sixty years later, invited to do so by The Hallé Orchestra, the challenge was taken up by Colin Matthews whose 'Pluto The Renewer' emerges eerily from the disappearing final bars of 'Neptune'. This was the first recording of Holst's 'Planets' with the additional planet, sumptuously recorded by Tony Faulkner in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.

The CD also includes Holst's late Lyric Movement for viola and chamber orchestra, written in 1933, the year before the composer died.



HI-FI NEWS RECORD OF THE MONTH; GRAMOPHONE CRITICS' CHOICE

'Wonderfully imaginative [Pluto] – a lightning-fast scherzo that grows out of the dying moments of a preceding Neptune and finally evaporates as mysteriously as it started' (The Guardian)

'The Planets’ is beautifully performed, the Hallé on fine form and radiantly strong in Mars, Jupiter and Holst’s swansong, the Lyric Suite' (The Yorkshire Post)

'Holstians will be grateful for a beautiful account of the melancholy Lyric Movement, but for those mainly interested in The Planets this has few rivals as a performance' (International Record Review)

'Pluto is an exhilaratingly fleet essay, laced with Holstian allusions. Elder also presides over a perceptive account of the haunting 1933 Lyric Movement … Here’s to more high-quality productions from this new partnership' (Gramophone)

'[Matthews] succeeds miraculously in evoking Holst’s spirit while remaining genuine Matthews. This disc is a highly desirable addition to anyone’s collection' (BBC Music Magazine)



dawniej CDA 67270 / Recording details: March 2001; Bridgewater Hall, The, United Kingdom; Produced by Andrew Keener; Engineered by Tony Faulkner; Release date: October 2008;

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