Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

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COMPOSERS: Holst
LABELS: RCA Red Seal
WORKS: The Planets, Op. 32
PERFORMER: Women’s Voices of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia; The Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy
CATALOGUE NO: RCA Red Seal 88697857562 (1976)

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A not over-sumptuous Planets, magnificently played. But Ormandy’s way with the ‘Jupiter’ big tune repels; and ‘Mercury’ is slow. Stellar competition elsewhere. Malcolm Hayes