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Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger / Philharmonia Orchestra / John Eliot Gardiner – The Planets / The Warriors (1995) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger / Philharmonia Orchestra / John Eliot Gardiner - The Planets / The Warriors (1995) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger / Philharmonia Orchestra / John Eliot Gardiner – The Planets / The Warriors (1995) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.41 GB (ISO) + 2.77 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.17 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | EU | Cat#: 471 634-2 | Genre: Classical

The idea of John Eliot Gardiner not only doing Holst’s The Planets, but doing it so effectively, shouldn’t have come as a surprise, considering his broad musical culture and the success he has always had with large-scale works. His interpretation is quite reminiscent of Sir Adrian Boult’s mid-’60s account with the same orchestra (then called the New Philharmonia)–tasteful yet full of character, impeccably played, energetic, fresh. On top of that, the recording is breathtaking. There is extraordinary inner detail, with string tone that is natural (as is the timbre of winds and high percussion) and an astonishing amount of weight in the bass. The coupling, Percy Grainger’s The Warriors, is a wonderfully erudite touch–just what we should expect from Gardiner–and a romp for him and the orchestra.Read More