The Music of Gustav Holst

The Music of Gustav 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, Imogen Holst 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 Holt's music. The volume also includes a list of important dates in Holst's life, a list of his published work, and a bibliography.show more

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  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 140 x 220 x 22mm | 435g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • facsimiles of manuscripts and scores, numerous music examples
  • 0193154587
  • 9780193154582