CLASSICAL OPUS no.13

Gustav Holst: “Planets”

グスタフ・ホルスト:「惑星」

 

TIME COMMITMENT: 55 minutes

Daring and emphatic in its astral energy, Holst’s series admittedly tends to stalk reliantly on sonorous, resonant marches.  The composer was audibly marooned in the void between the belated naturalism of his teacher Vaughan Williams and more cosmic, unfathomable aspirations.  Sadly, on his moon landing, the late Neil Armstrong listened to Dvorak, not Holst.

 

MUSIC

 

INFO

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planets

 

A REFLECTION

How rare the moon, so round and clear!

With cup in hand, I ask of the blue sky,

“I do not know in the celestial sphere

What name this festive night goes by?”

I want to fly home, riding the air,

But fear the ethereal cold up there,

The jade and crystal mansions are so high!

 

Su Shi: “Water Song”

 

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