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This review is from: Holst: The Planets; St Paul's Suite (Audio CD)
I have listened to many recordings of The Planets, and all round this is the one I turn to now. Somehow as a recording it seems to have dipped under the radar as Sir Charles Groves died in 1992. I don't remember it first coming out. Still, it's here now, perfectly judged as a performance, powerful and atmospheric by turns, the recording excellent with plenty of space around the orchestra, a huge dynamic range, and a really good bass end (wait for the organ at the end of Saturn).