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The music of Gustav Holst

Author: Imogen Holst
Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1951.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A leading figure of English music in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Gustav Holst is best known for his orchestral tour de force, The Planets. He composed music of startling originality in many forms, drawing inspiration from sources as varied as English folk-song, oriental melody, the Apocrypha, and Sanskrit literatures, as well as from such writers as Keats, Hardy, and Whitman. In this study of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holst, Imogen, 1907-1984.
Music of Gustav Holst.
London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1951
(OCoLC)612234847
Named Person: Gustav Holst; Gustav Holst; Gustav Holst
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Imogen Holst
OCLC Number: 881989
Description: 164 pages : plates, music, facsimiles ; 22 cm
Contents: Background to the 'Early horrors' (1893-1900) --
Chromaticism and the mystic trumpeter (1900-5) --
The folk-song revival (1905-7) --
The Sanskrit works (1906-12) --
School music and experiments in orchestration (1908-14) --
The planets (1914-17) --
Music for Thaxted (1916-17) --
The hymn of Jesus and the ode to death (1917-19) --
The perfect fool (1918-22) --
Neo-classicism and the choral symphony (1922-4) --
At the boar's head (1924) --
The terzetto and the bridges part-songs (1924-6) --
Festival for music amateurs (1925-8) --
Egdon Heath (1927) --
The twelve songs and the double concerto (1929) --
The tale of the wandering scholar (1929-30) --
The choral fantasia and Hammersmith (1930) --
Welsh folk-songs and the male-voice choruses (1930-2) --
The lyric movement and the unfinished symphony (1932-4) --
The end of the struggle and the beginning of the renaissance.
Responsibility: Imogen Holst.

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A leading figure of English music in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Gustav Holst is best known for his orchestral tour de force, The Planets. He composed music of startling originality in many forms, drawing inspiration from sources as varied as English folk-song, oriental melody, the Apocrypha, and Sanskrit literatures, as well as from such writers as Keats, Hardy, and Whitman. In this study of her father's music, the author discusses Holst's pieces of the early 1890s, the musical consequences of his holiday in Algeria in 1908, problems of performance in The Planets, and editing Holst's music. The volume also includes a list of important dates in Holst's life, a list of his published work, and a bibliography.

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