EMI Classics presents a magnificent collection that celebrates the life and career of English composer Gustav Holst. Containing an outstanding selection of Holst´s greatest works including his most famous orchestral suite The Planets, the rare The Perfect Fool, as well as the Walt Whitman inspired Ode to Death. This 6-CD collector’s edition provides a chance for all classical music aficionados to listen and experience his timeless compositions.
Gustav Holst: The Collector’s Edition feature an extraordinary assembly of artists, including Sir Adrian Boult, André Previn, Sir Malcom Sargent, and most significantly, Holst’s own daughter, Imogen Holst. From Sir Charles Grove’s collaboration with the London Phillarmonic Orchestra in multiple works such as: Ode to Death, The Hymn of Jesus, and Short Festival To Deum, to Ralph Down’s beautiful organ contributions in A Choral Fantasia and Psalm 86, and finally to the closing Opera performed by the English Chamber Orchestra, the work and spirit of Holst will live on through this memorable tribute.