Mars (Planets Suite) Holst BBCSO Sir Adrian Boult + Avro Vulcan





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Published on Aug 25, 2008

This performance of Mars was recorded in 1945 and is released on BEULAH 2PD12 "Boult's Planets"

"The performance has an indefinable rightness about it, a supreme authority that makes it difficult to imagine the score being interpreted any other way. Has Mars ever resounded with more terrifying ferocity since? I very much doubt it. In Venus the playing of the BBC SO has a translucent beauty, while the impish Mercury really sparkles. Jupiter has marvelous exuberance and sparkle, its big tune lent enormous dignity and humanity. Saturn, too, is paced to perfection, and Uranus goes about his mischievous antics with terrific swagger. In Neptune one notes again the exquisite poise of the orchestral response ." Gramophone Dec. 1996.

2PD12 also contains the benchmark performance of Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.
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Images photographed at RAF Waddington on July 3rd 2008 includes Avro Vulcan XH588

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