Donald Macleod explores the music Holst wrote on his return from his war posting and how the composer struggled with the pressures of fame.
Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1912). Remembered by many as the man who wrote the Planets suite, Holst was in fact much more than that. He was an intriguing character and the composer of a number of individual, compelling works. In Wednesday's programme, Donald explores the music Holst wrote on his return from his war posting and his struggles with the pressures of fame.