Holst: The Planets with Professor Brian Cox  27702

  • 00:02:00 “Holsts Planets were characterised by their astrological and mythological characters … The aim of tonight’s performance is to explore how the music changes if we listen today, with the luxury of 100 years of scientific discovery, and also if we listen in today’s social and political context …” Holst as a political (left-wing) and spirtual man. Time around WWI.
  • 00:15:50 Late 30s/40 when he wrote Planets. Gernon: limited success before: searching for something deeper and more meaningful. Unable to sign up to serve in WWI due to illness. What Holst could have seen with the naked eye at night.


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