Speakers Corner (Decca)



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ADEC 6529
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Holst - The Planets/ LAP /Mehta

Earth was not created in a day. And the same applies to Gustav Holst's interplanetary symphony which took him about three years to write. The composer employs a massive orchestra and rich orchestral coloring to portray each planet in his musical psychogram. Mars, the Bringer of War, rages with mechanical brutality, while Venus brings peace and an acceptance of life. Mercury, the Winged Messenger, darts here and there with quicksilver speed, while powerful and sovereign Jupiter brings jollity and reassurance. Saturn plods by with heavy tread, while Uranus with its contrasting changes in tempo remains enigmatic and extrovert. And because Pluto, the most distant planet had not yet been discovered, it is Neptune, the great unknown, which is lost in time and space in an endless ostinato of female voices. Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic present this astronomical journey with precision and exhilaration, leaving neither time nor space for astrological speculation. As always, the excellent DECCA recording quality guarantees an unimpeded view of this musical galaxy.

1. Mars, The Bringer Of War - Allegro
2. Venus, The Bringer Of Peace - Adagio
3. Mercury, The Winged Messenger - Vivace
4. Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity - Allegro Giocoso
5. Saturn, The Bringer Of Old Age - Adagio
6. Uranus, The Magician - Allegro
7. Neptune, The Mystic - Andante

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Holt's Law Repealed

posted on 02/23/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Rick Milam
J. Gordon Holt of Steeophile once said something to the effect of "the better the recording, the worse the music". He was referring to much of the audiophile drek that is soulless and sounds amazing the one time you ever want to listen to it. This is one of, if no my favorite performance of The Planets. I'm a fan of the second side, not Mars, etc. on the first. The recording and pressing are excellent. Mehta is not typically one of my favorites but he excels on a few things and this is one of them. If you don't own this, grab it.

This Speakers Corner pressing is the best.

posted on 05/24/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Cal
I have never been dissatisfied with a Speakers Corner pressing. The Elton John GYBR is out of this world. This pressing of The Planets is light years better than the 45 rpm pressing.

A classic

posted on 05/14/2012
5 Stars
Beautiful and captivating music / sound

Beautiful Sound.

posted on 01/27/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: M.Hamed.
Wonderful both conducting and sound quality vinyl, soft relaxed and yet very open.

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