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New found gems,
This review is from: Holst: Cotswolds Symphony / Walt Whitman Overture / A Winter Idyll / Japanese Suite / Indra (Audio CD)
This is a fascinating release of works by Holst that were unknown to me prior to my purchase of this recording. It provokes, for me, the question of whether Holst had a unique style, for the composer of the 'Planets' is not much in evidence here.The second movement of the 'Cotswold Symphony' is a beautiful Elegy in memory of William Morris and the 'Winter Idyll' is a delightfully turbulent nine minute tone poem.All the music is tuneful and charming and we should all be very grateful to Naxos for its championing of lesser known and unusual repertory. The sound quality and playing is excellent.