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Elgar/Holst: Enigma & Planets

13 Sep 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 13 Sep 2010
  • Release Date: 6 Sep 2010
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 EMI Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 1:18:27
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  • ASIN: B003ZZHVLI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,869 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason Lawson on 19 Jun 2011
Format: Audio CD
I originally wanted a CD with a rather psychedelic cover of Planet Jupiter etc as that was appealing to my visual taste, but reviews of the actual recording itself were poor so I opted for this instead. Whilst you get a photo of the distinguished Sir Adrian on the front I cannot fault the music or the recording itself - No tinnyness or murky sound here. I must admit to not having much of a musical ear - or so my music teacher would tell me, but for me the Planets Suite is one of my favourite pieces of Classical music.

From the martial threat and bombast of Mars, to the playful whimsy of Jupiter, and ending with celestial transcendence of Neptune, this is a piece that covers so many emotions and musical colours you are left feeling deeply emotionally fulfilled by the end of it.

I know, I haven't mentioned the Enigma Variations. Well, it contains Nimrod which is surely one of the most stirring pieces of English music ever, and the rest isn't bad either. Coupled with informative sleeve notes this is a bargain and a great introduction to Classical Music
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wellaar on 4 Jun 2013
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Many years ago I was present at Bristol's Colston Hall when Boult conducted the Planets with the CBSO. As Mars reached its climax I felt my scalp tighten and start to move further up my skull. I have heard nothing like it since. The superb recording comes very close to it. It's nice to know that one of the greatest works of English music (The Enigma Variations) is referred by one reviewer as "not bad". If Edu was around now he would be so chuffed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ian A. Macfarlane TOP 100 REVIEWER on 19 Oct 2010
Format: Audio CD
This new issue of well-known performances of well-loved standards is wonderful, and wonderful value too. These are Boult's last recorded performances of both works ; both have more than once been chosen as best version in different forums. I am particularly fond of 'Enigma' (chosen by Bob Cowan as best version when BBC Radio 3 CD Review last looked at the work), but really 'The Planets', which Boult famously was the first to conduct way back in 1918, is just as good. No need for a detailed review here ; at its modest price, this CD is a steal.
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