Gustav Holst

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Gustav Holst (born September 21, 1874 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK - died May 25, 1934) was an English composer and a music teacher for over 20 years. Holst is most famous for his orchestral suite The Planets. Having studied at the Royal College of Music in London, his early work was influenced by Ravel, Grieg, Richard Strauss, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, but most of his music is highly original, with influences from Hindu spiritualism and English folk tunes. Read more on Last.fm

Gustav Holst; Susan Gritton, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis
Orchestral Works, Volume 3: First Choral Symphony / The Mystic Trumpeter
Album (2013)
Gustav Holst
BBC Music, Volume 21, Number 10: Holst: The Planets / Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Album (2013)
Benjamin Britten, Gerald Finzi, Gustav Holst; City of London Sinfonia, The Britten Singers, Richard Hickox, John Mark Ainsley, Stephen Varcoe
Works for Chorus and Orchestra
Album (2013)
Gustav Holst; Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta
Cotswolds Symphony / Walt Whitman Overture / Indra / Japanese Suite / A Winter Idyll
Album (2012)
Gustav Holst; Manchester Chamber Choir, BBC Philharmonic, Andrew Davis
Orchestral Works, Volume 2: The Planets / Beni Mora / Japanese Suite
Album (2011)
Gustav Holst, Benjamin Britten; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi
Holst: The Planets / Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Album (2009)
Gustav Holst; The Joyful Company of Singers, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox
Orchestral Works, Volume 1: Ballet from "The Perfect Fool" / The Lure / The Golden Goose / The Morning of the Year
Album (2009)
Gustav Holst; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal College of Music Chamber Choir, Sir David Willcocks
Hymns from the Rig Veda / Two Eastern Pictures / Hymn to Dionysus
Album (2008)
Gustav Holst; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal College of Music Chamber Choir, Sir David Willcocks
Hymn to Dionysus / Choral Hymns / Two Eastern Pictures
Album (2008)
Gustav Holst
The Planets, Op. 32 - Montreal Symphony Orchestra / Charles Dutoit
Album (2008)
Gustav Holst, Henry Purcell, Paul Lewis, Malcolm Lipkin; Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Gavin Sutherland
English String Miniatures, Volume 6
Album (2006)
Edward Elgar / Frederick Delius / Gustav Holst
BBC Music, Volume 13, Number 8: Partsongs
Album (2005)
Gustav Holst, Colin Matthews; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Owain Arwel Hughes
Holst: The Planets; Somerset Rhapsody / Matthews: Pluto
Album (2005)
Gustav Holst; Susan Gritton, Philip Langridge, Christopher Maltman, Louisa Fuller, Steuart Bedford
The English Song Series, Volume 6: Vedic Hymns / Four Songs for Voice and Violin / Humbert Wolfe Songs
Album (2003)
Gustav Holst
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem / Four Sea Interludes & Passacaglia / Holst: Egdon Heath / The Perfect Fool
Album (2003)
Gustav Holst, Colin Matthews; Claire Rutter, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones
The Planets / The Mystic Trumpeter
Album (2002)
Gustav Holst, Colin Matthews; Claire Rutter, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones
The Planets: including Colin Matthews: Pluto / The Mystic Trumpeter
Album (2002)
Gustav Holst; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis
The Planets / Egdon Heath
Album (2002)
Peter Hope, Frank Bridge, Adam Carse, Ernest Tomlinson, Gustav Holst, Frederick Delius, Paul Lewis; Northern Sinfonia, David Lloyd-Jones
English String Miniatures, Volume 4
Album (2002)
Carlo Martelli, Gerald Finzi, Gustav Holst, William Blezard, Michael Hurd, Haydn Wood, Bruce Montgomery; Royal Ballet Sinfonia, David Lloyd-Jones
English String Miniatures, Volume 3
Album (2001)
Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams; Wiener Kammerchor, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Sir Adrian Boult
Holst: The Planets / Vaughan Williams: Fantasias
Album (2001)
Gustav Holst, Edward Elgar; Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Sir Neville Marriner
Holst: The Planets / Elgar: 3 Pomp and Circumstance Marches
Album (2001)
Gustav Holst
I Pianeti
Album (2001)
Gustav Holst, Colin Matthews; Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder
Gustav Holst: The Planets / Colin Matthews: Pluto
Album (2001)
Gustav Holst, Franz Liszt, Bernhard Krol, Harald Genzmer; Alain Trudel, Patrick Wedd
The Art of the Trombone: Works for Trombone and Organ
Album (1999)
Gustav Holst; Northern Sinfonia, Richard Hickox
The Wandering Scholar / Suite de Ballet / A Song of the Night
Album (1999)
Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams; Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, Timothy Reynish
British Wind Band Classics
Album (1999)
Gustav Holst; Len Vorster, Richard Chamberlain
Music for Two Pianos
Album (1998)
Gustav Holst; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones
Beni Mora / Somerset Rhapsody / Hammersmith / Egdon Heath / Invocation for Cello and Orchestra
Album (1998)
Gustav Holst; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley, Barry Wordsworth
The Planets / St. Paul's Suite
Album (1998)
Gustav Holst; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti
Holst: The Planets / Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance
Album (1997)
Gustav Holst, Edgard Varèse; Philharmonia Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin
Holst: The Planets / Varèse: Arcana
Album (1997)
Gustav Holst; BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier
BBC Music, Volume 5, Number 1: The Planets
Album (1996)
Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams; The Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer
Choral Music
Album (1996)
Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst, Frederick Delius; Benjamin Britten, Yvonne Minton, Peter Pears, John Shirley‐Quirk, London Symphony Chorus, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, London Symphony Orchestra
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius / Holst: The Hymn of Jesus / Delius: Sea Drift
Album (1996)
Gustav Holst
The Morning of the Year / The Golden Goose / King Estmere
Album (1996)
Gustav Holst; London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople
Orchestral Music
Album (1996)
Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger; Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Holst: The Planets / Grainger: The Warriors
Album (1995)
Gustav Holst; English Chamber Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin
St. Paul's Suite / A Fugal Concerto / Brooks Green Suite / A Somerset Rhapsody
Album (1995)
Gustav Holst; Holst Singers, Stephen Layton
This Have I Done for My True Love
Album (1994)
Gustav Holst; City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox
St. Paul’s Suite / Brook Green Suite / Double Concerto / A Fugal Concerto / Lyric Movement / Two Songs Without Words
Album (1994)
Gustav Holst; New Zealand Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite
Brook Green Suite & other works
Album (1993)
Gustav Holst
A Winter Idyll / Elegy / Intrada / A Song of the Night / Interlude (Sita) / Invocation / The Lure / Morning of the Year Dances
Album (1993)
Gustav Holst; Dallas Wind Symphony & Howard Dunn
Suite No. 1 / A Moorside Suite / Suite No. 2 / Hammersmith
Album (1993)
Gustav Holst; Lynne Dawson, Guildford Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hilary Davan Wetton
Choral Symphony / Choral Fantasia
Album (1993)
Gustav Holst; Imogen Holst, William Bennett, Peter Graeme, Cecil Aronowitz, Emanuel Hurwitz, Kenneth Sillito, English Chamber Orchestra
Imogen Holst Conducts Gustav Holst
Album (1992)
Edward Elgar, Edvard Grieg, Frederick Delius, Peter Warlock, Gustav Holst; Scottish Ensemble, Jonathan Rees
Music for Strings
Album (1992)
Gustav Holst; Philharmonia Orchestra, William Boughton
The Planets / The Perfect Fool
Album (1991)
Gustav Holst; Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu, Adrian Leaper
The Planets / Suite de Ballet, op. 10
Album (1991)
Gustav Holst; Orchestre National de France, Lorin Maazel
Holst: Planets Suite / Ravel: Bolero
Album (1990)
Gustav Holst
Holst Conducts the Planets
Album (1990)
Gustav Holst; London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Richard Hickox, Della Jones
The Cloud Messenger, Op. 30 / The Hymn of Jesus, Op. 37
Album (1990)
Gustav Holst; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves
The Planets / St Paul's Suite
Album (1989)
Gustav Holst; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
The Planets Op. 32
Album (1989)
Gustav Holst; Holst Singers, The Holst Orchestra, Hilary Davan Wetton
The Evening Watch and Other Choral Music
Album (1989)
Gustav Holst; London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox
The Planets: Suite for Orchestra
Album (1988)
Gustav Holst, György Ligeti; Boston Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg
Holst: The Planets / Ligeti: Lux aeterna
Album (1987)
Gustav Holst, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves
The Planets Suite, Op. 32
Album (1987)
Sir Arnold Bax, Gustav Holst, Gordon Jacob, Ernest John Moeran; Sarah Francis, English String Quartet
Bax: Oboe Quintet / Holst: Air and Variations / Three Pieces / Jacob: Oboe Quartet / Moeran: Fantasy Quartet
Album (1985)
Gustav Holst
The Planets: Composer's Original Two-Piano Version
Album (1985)
Gustav Holst; Orchestre National de France, Lorin Maazel
The Planets, Op. 32
Album (1981)
Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams; London Wind Orchestra, Denis Wick
Wind Music of Holst and Vaughan Williams
Album (1978)
Gustav Holst, Edward Elgar; Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Sir Neville Marriner
Holst: The Planets / Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches
Album (1978)
Gustav Holst; Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Süsskind
The Planets, Suite for Large Orchestra, op. 32
Album (1975)
Gustav Holst; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
The Planets
Album (1956)