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
Cat. No.: OA 0916 D
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