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HOLST, G.: The Planets (Atherton) (NTSC)


HOLST, G.: The Planets (Atherton) (NTSC)

Gustav Holst (1810 - 1849) THE PLANETS
BBC National Orchestra of Wales / David Atherton

This lavish visualisation of Gustav Holst's orchestral masterpiece The Planets and Colin Matthews' additional movement Pluto, the Renewer features spectacular images which enhance the symbolic meaning attributed to each planet by the composer. Directed by Rhodri Huw, this memorable audiovisual experience enthralled a massive TV audience with a spellbinding blend of images filmed in many locations around the world (including New Mexico, Arizona and Scandinavia), computer graphics, animatronics and a splendidly atmospheric performance by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Cat. No.: OA 0916 D
Barcode: 809478009160
Running time: 59 mins
Region Code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: LPCM Stereo
Menu languages: EN
Dimensions (mm): W135 H190 D15

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales occupies a very special role as both a national and broadcasting orchestra, acclaimed not only for the quality of its performances but also for its importance within its own community.

“With the BBC NOW musicians playing as if these were their own lives on the line, the passion and commitment was total … it could hardly have been more alive and compelling." -- The Guardian


  • Advertised in Classic fM, Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine.
  • Broadcast on BBC in March 2004
  • Latest in the mid-price Faveó series.
  • Gustav Holst - Featured composer in Classic fM April issue

Holst, Gustav

Atherton, David

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Classical Concert

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: OA0916D

Barcode: 809478009160

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Physical Release: 03/2005

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