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Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)
Friday 8 October 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Friday 15 October 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)
In 1931, Holst travelled to the USA to lecture in composition at Harvard University, whilst there he became ill and his health, which had never been good was in steady decline from that time on. However he continued to compose with new found facility. His last works were the remarkably beautiful Lyric Movement for viola and orchestra, and the Scherzo for a symphony, whose other movements never advanced beyond fragmentary sketches.
Playlist - Composer of the Week - Holst
Prelude from Brook Green Suite for string orchestra