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This is a very different version of such a famous orchestral work. This CD is a continuation of the Oehms Classics series of organ transcriptions. Hansjörg Albrecht plays the work on the St. Nikolai Organ in Kiel. The SACD recording gives a superb sound.
Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32 (arr. P. Sykes)
I. Mars, the Bringer of War
II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
VI. Uranus, the Magician
VII. Neptune, the Mystic
1st January 2012
“The Planets is truly indestructible...Yet transcribing it for organ, as Peter Sykes has done, is even to give it a lift. What better instrument to evoke the solar system and creation’s mystery?...The tonal-dynamic range is prodigious. Ethereality, for Venus and especially Neptune (originally cast for organ), is no trouble at all.”
“I was eager to listen to this disc and to find out whether the vast array of colours and excitement of the orchestral suite would transfer well to the organ. With few exceptions, yes, they do… If you can bear to have your view of The Planets changed for ever, I can highly recommend this disc.”
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