Holst Steinberg Boston Symphony Orchestra The Planets

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Das Nachtwandlerlied. Gustav Holst - The Planets, Op. Mars, the Bringer of War. Venus, the Bringer of Peace. Mercury, the Winged Messenger. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity. Apart from The Planets and a handful of other works, his music was generally neglected until the s, since when recordings of much of his output have been available. His distinctive compositional style was the product of many influences, including Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, English folk songs and modern composers such as Maurice Ravel.

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The following year he conducted them in concerts at Lucerne before assuming the conductorship of the London Philharmonic. Steinberg made numerous recordings for Capitol Records, all but two of them with the Pittsburgh Symphony. In February Steinberg and the Pittsburgh Symphony moved to Everest Records , but by mutual agreement this contract was terminated after three releases since Everest abandoned their classical recording program.

These were audiophile 35mm film master recordings, a technique pioneered by Everest Records at that time. A casualty of this decision was a planned recording of Mahler's Sixth Symphony with the London Philharmonic, which was to have been made in conjunction with Steinberg's performance given as part of the Mahler centenary in London. Light had attended a Steinberg concert in Danbury, Connecticut a few years before and told the conductor he'd like to record the orchestra.

After the Everest contract lapsed, Steinberg subsequently made a number of technically acclaimed records for Command on 35mm film recording stock. The Command releases, hailed as "outstanding examples of contemporary recording," were made in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh.

Light preferred the sound of this high-ceilinged auditorium with its open stage to that of Syria Mosque for recording. Steinberg's recording of the Brahms Symphony No.

I suppose it must be so high to make room for the Lincoln inscription. But the engineers said, 'The microphones hear very well, and we will use a lot of them. So we recorded in Memorial Hall.

I am the only conductor in history who memorized the Gettysburg Address while rehearsing Brahms' Second Symphony. Steinberg's Command recordings eventually included complete cycles of the Beethoven and Brahms Symphonies, along with a diverse list of other works. The Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce named Steinberg Man of the Year for for his contributions to the city's cultural life, and for leading the Pittsburgh Symphony on a triumphant tour of Europe and the Middle East. William Steinberg was noted throughout his career for his straightforward yet expressive musical style, leading familiar works with integrity and authority such that they sounded fresh and vital.

Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Peter Power Pop , Jun 1, Location: Clemmons, NC. I give full marks to Steinberg in the Blu-Ray reissue. Paavo Jarvi on Telarc recorded in DSD and Handley, which as been issued on at least 7 or 8 labels, are both top contenders in my book.

It also includes Elgar's Enigma Variations. I've owned many fine recordings of both these pieces over the decades, but I may never buy another. ScottA , Jul 16, Location: The Netherlands.

Peter Power Pop , Jun 1, Location: Clemmons, NC. I give full marks to Steinberg in the Blu-Ray reissue. Paavo Jarvi on Telarc recorded in DSD and Handley, which as been issued on at least 7 or 8 labels, are both top contenders in my book.

It also includes Elgar's Enigma Variations. I've owned many fine recordings of both these pieces over the decades, but I may never buy another. ScottA , Jul 16, Location: The Netherlands. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Show Ignored Content. Share This Page. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? The orchestral playing is superb. Related albums. Release 02 Jan. Einleitung, oder Sonnenaufgang 2. Von den Hinterweltlern 3. Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften 5.

Das Grablied 6. Von der Wissenschaft 7. Mars, the Bringer of War Venus, the Bringer of Peace William Steinberg's Zarathustra always has been a personal favorite. He whips up the Dance Song in the second half to a truly Nietzschean frenzy. Every performance sounds a bit tame after this, and unlike so many other versions, he never gives the impression that it's all down hill after the famous opening. If you love this work, than you simply must hear this recording. As to The Planets, Steinberg's reading has rightly become a classic.

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. The Planets, Op. The Planets gets a well-considered reading Sonically this recording is warm and wide-ranging with timbres clear and true.