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HOLST, G.: Symphony,


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HOLST, G.: Symphony, "The Cotswolds" / Walt Whitman, Overture / Indra / Japanese Suite / A Winter Idyll (Ulster Orchestra, Falletta)

Gustav Holst’s youthful enthusiasm for Wagner is reflected in his ebullient Walt Whitman overture written in 1899. Shortly afterwards he composed the Cotswolds Symphony which embraces hints of contemporary British folk music but is dominated by the slow movement, a profound elegy for the utopian socialist William Morris. Though completed at college, A Winter Idyll shows real orchestral assurance. Indra is an accomplished tone poem revealing Holst’s interest in the legends of India, whilst the glittering and evocative Japanese Suite was written in response to a request from a Japanese dancer appearing in London.

Holst, Gustav

  Walt Whitman, Op. 7
1.   Walt Whitman, Op. 7 00:07:21
  Symphony in F Major, Op. 8, "The Cotswolds"
2.   I. Allegro con brio 00:03:34
3.   II. Elegy: Molto adagio (In Memoriam William Morris) 00:08:35
4.   III. Scherzo: Presto - Allegretto 00:04:54
5.   IV. Finale: Allegro moderato 00:05:59
  A Winter Idyll
6.   A Winter Idyll 00:09:01
  Japanese Suite, Op. 33
7.   I. Prelude: Song of the Fisherman 00:02:30
8.   II. Ceremonial Dance 00:01:33
9.   III. Dance of the Marionette 00:01:39
10.   IV. Interlude: Song of the Fisherman 00:00:47
11.   V. Dance under the Cherry Tree 00:02:00
12.   VI. Finale: Dance of the Wolves 00:01:46
  Indra, Op. 13
13.   Indra, Op. 13 00:15:46

Total Playing Time: 01:05:25

Holst, Gustav

Falletta, JoAnn

Ulster Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572914

Barcode: 747313291472

Physical Release: 06/2012

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