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Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)

Part One

Monday 4 October 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Monday 11 October 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Donald MacLeod takes a look at the early life of Gustav Holst, his student days, the start of his teaching career and his interest in collecting folksongs, both in England and whilst on a rare holiday in Algeria.


1 hour

Playlist - Composer of the Week

Ave Maria 
Holst Singers/Stephen Layton 
BBC Singers/Justin Doyle
BBC recording – not commercially available

The Mystic Trumpeter, op.18 – scena for Soprano and Orchestra 
Claire Rutter (sop)/Ladies of RSNO Chorus/RSNO/David Lloyd-Jones
Naxos 8.555776, track 9

A Somerset Rhapsody, op.21 no.2 
LPO/Sir Adrian Boult
Lyrita SRCD.222, track 2

Beni Mora (Oriental Suite), op.29 no.1 
– First Dance
– Second Dance
– Finale: In the Street of the Ouled Naïls

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