Gustav Holst

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    Classical Fantastica: Gustav Holst - The Planets

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    The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66Gustav Holst
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    10. ThaxtedGustav Holst
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    Mars (Bringer Of War) (1926 recording)Gustav Holst
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    The Planets, Op. 32 I. Mars, the Bringer of WarGustav Holst
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    The Planets, Op. 32 IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of JollityGustav Holst
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        Gustav Holst was among those few classical composers to exert a major influence on rock music and popular music in the mid- to late- 20th century -- which is all rather ironic, since he passed away in 1934. Holst was part of the early- 20th century school of English composers usually referred to as post-Romantics -- along with his friend Ralph Vaughan Williams, with whom he shared a common interest in English folksong, he helped advance the cause of distinctly English orchestral... Read more

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