The Planets discography
This is a discography of The Planets, Op. 32, an orchestral suite by Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916, and first performed by the Queen's Hall Orchestra conducted by Adrian Boult on 29 September 1918. It includes the composer's own recordings made in 1922–23 and 1926.
|1922||Gustav Holst||London Symphony Orchestra||Columbia||Recorded 27 October 1922 (Jupiter only) at Petty France Studios. Acoustic recording.|
|1923||Gustav Holst||London Symphony Orchestra||Columbia||Recorded 23 August (Mercury, Venus), 24 August (Uranus), 30 October (Mars, Saturn), 6 November (Neptune) at Petty France Studios. Acoustic recording.|
|1925||Gustav Holst||London Symphony Orchestra||Columbia||Recorded 19 February (Saturn), 15 September (Jupiter) at Petty France Studios. Acoustic recording.|
|1926||Gustav Holst||London Symphony Orchestra, Women's Chorus||Columbia||Complete work recorded on 22 June, 2 July, 14 September and 22 October at Petty France Studios. Electrical recording. Released in December 1926; re-issued on LP in 1972 and on CD from 1991 onwards.|
|1926||Albert Coates||Symphony Orchestra||HMV||Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Uranus only. Reissued on CD in 1992 on Koch Historic.|
|1942||Ernest MacMillan||Toronto Symphony Orchestra||RCA Victor||Never officially released on CD by Sony; however was released on CD by Analekta in 2006 on Portrait: Sir Ernest MacMillan. Only four movements were recorded (Mars, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter).|
|1943||Leopold Stokowski||NBC Symphony Orchestra||Cala Records||From an NBC radio broadcast in Studio 8H, New York City, the earliest American performance on disc.|
|1945||Adrian Boult||BBC Symphony Orchestra||HMV||The first of Boult's five recordings of the work.|
|1954||Adrian Boult||Philharmonic Promenade Orchestra||Nixa||The orchestra was the London Philharmonic Orchestra recording pseudonymously for contractual reasons.|
|1954||Malcolm Sargent||London Symphony Orchestra||Decca||Kingsway Hall. Engineer Kenneth Wilkinson|
|1956||Leopold Stokowski||Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra||Capitol||The work's first stereo recording, originally issued as an LP and reissued on CD by EMI.|
|1958||Malcolm Sargent||BBC Symphony Orchestra||HMV||Reissued on CD on the EMI Classics for Pleasure label.|
|1960||Adrian Boult||Vienna State Opera Orchestra||Whitehall|
|1961||Herbert Karajan||Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra||Decca||Reissued in 2007 in a 24-bit, 96kbit/s remastered edition.|
|1965||Malcolm Sargent||BBC Symphony Orchestra||IMP||Royal Festival Hall, London, February 3, 1965. Issued on IMP CD in 1995.|
|1967||Adrian Boult||New Philharmonia Orchestra||HMV|
|1970||Bernard Haitink||London Philharmonic Orchestra||Philips|
|1970||Bernard Herrmann||London Philharmonic Orchestra||Decca||Released on Phase 4 Stereo in 1970.|
|1970||William Steinberg||Boston Symphony Orchestra||Deutsche Grammophon||Recorded in Symphony Hall, Boston, September and October 1970.|
|1971||Leonard Bernstein||New York Philharmonic Orchestra||CBS||Released on LP in 1973 and reissued on CD in 1985 and 1997. Bernstein's final Young People's Concerts broadcast featured this work.|
|1971||Zubin Mehta||Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra||Decca|
|1973||André Previn||London Symphony Orchestra||EMI||Kingsway Hall. Engineer Christopher Parker.|
|1974||George Hurst||Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra||Contour||Recorded at Southampton Guildhall. Producer Brian Culverhouse, engineer Brian Couzens.|
|1975||James Loughran||Hallé Orchestra||CfP/EMI||This recording won a Gold Disc for EMI and came eighth in the top 30 most played classical recordings over the past three quarters of a century on the BBC (December 2009).|
|1975||Walter Susskind||Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra||VOX||Reissued in 2004 by MFSL as a hybrid multichannel SACD.|
|1975||Eugene Ormandy||Philadelphia Orchestra||RCA||Reissued in 1993.|
|1978||Adrian Boult||London Philharmonic Orchestra||EMI||Recorded May–July 1978 and released for Boult's 90th birthday.|
|1978||Neville Marriner||Concertgebouw Orchestra||Philips|
|1979||Georg Solti||London Philharmonic Orchestra||Decca|
|1979||Alexander Gibson||Scottish National Orchestra||Chandos||Recorded in Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, 2 and 3 July 1979.|
|1979||Seiji Ozawa||Boston Symphony Orchestra||Philips||Recorded in December, 1979. Reissued in 1992, 2005 and 2010.|
|1980||Lorin Maazel||Orchestre National de France||CBS Records||Released in 1981. Notable for the use of a children's choir in Neptune.|
|1981||Herbert Karajan||Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra||Deutsche Grammophon|
|1981||Simon Rattle||Philharmonia Orchestra||EMI|
|1986||Andrew Davis||Toronto Symphony Orchestra||HMV||Recorded in The Centre in The Square, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada on 20 January 1986.|
|1986||André Previn||Royal Philharmonic Orchestra||Telarc Digital||Recorded in Watford Town Hall, London on 14 and 15 April 1986.|
|1986||John Williams||Boston Pops Orchestra||Philips||Boston Symphony Hall|
|1986||Charles Dutoit||Montreal Symphony Orchestra||Decca / Penguin Classics||Recording by Decca and reissued in 1998 by Penguin Classics. Later used for a multi-disciplinary (skating, ballet/dance, music) vision. This recording was awarded the 1987 Gramophone Award for Engineering .|
|1987||Eduardo Mata||Dallas Symphony Orchestra||Proarte|
|1987||Charles Groves||Royal Philharmonic Orchestra||Sanctuary Classics||Recorded in July, 1987 at Watford Town Hall.|
|1987||Richard Hickox||London Symphony Orchestra||IMP Classics||Recorded at EMI Studios, Abbey Road Studio 1 on 8 and 9 July 1987.|
|1987||Geoffrey Simon||London Symphony Orchestra||Delta Entertainment||Recorded at All Saints, Tooting. reissued in 1998.|
|1988||William Boughton||Philharmonia Orchestra||Nimbus||Recorded in the Royal Albert Hall, London, 11 and 12 January 1988.|
|1988||Adrian Leaper||Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra||Naxos||Recorded from 26–30 November 1988 in Bratislava and released in 1989. Includes Suite de Ballet, Op. 10 by Holst.|
|1988||Charles Mackerras||Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra||Virgin Classics||Recorded at The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool in June 1988. Released on CD 1989.|
|1989||James Levine||Chicago Symphony Orchestra||Deutsche Grammophon||Released in 1991.|
|1989||Hilary Davan Wetton||London Philharmonic Orchestra||Collins Classics|
|1989||Colin Davis||Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra||Philips|
|1990||Zubin Mehta||New York Philharmonic Orchestra||Teldec|
|1991||James Judd||Royal Philharmonic Orchestra||Denon||Recorded at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London on 1–2 December 1991. Released on CD 1992.|
|1992||Ross Pople||London Festival Orchestra||ASV|
|1992||Evgeny Svetlanov||Philharmonia Orchestra||Collins Classics||Reissued 1995 by Edgestone Classics (EC029). The Svetlanov website indicates another recording by him with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra.|
|1993||Vernon Handley||Royal Philharmonic Orchestra||Tring||Recorded October 1993, released 1994.|
|1993||Andrew Davis||BBC Symphony Orchestra||Teldec||Recorded at St Augustine's Church, London in December 1993.|
|1994||José Serebrier||Melbourne Symphony Orchestra||ASV|
|1994||John Eliot Gardiner||Philharmonia Orchestra||Deutsche Grammophon||Released in 1995.|
|1995||Adrian Leaper||Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria||Arte Nova Classics||Live recording 25 January 1995 at the Teatro Pérez Galdós, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.|
|1996||Leonard Slatkin||Philharmonia Orchestra||BMG Classics||Released in 1997 on CD.|
|1996||Yan Pascal Tortelier||BBC Philharmonic||BBC Music Magazine||Recorded July 13, 1996 in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.|
|1997||Roy Goodman||New Queens Hall Orchestra||Carlton Classics|
|1997||Yoel Levi||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra||Telarc Digital||Recorded in Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia, April 3–4, 1997.|
|1998||Andrew Litton||Dallas Symphony Orchestra||Delos|
|1998||Djong Victorin Yu||Philharmonia Orchestra||Exton / Octavia Records Inc.|
|2001||David Lloyd-Jones||Royal Scottish National Orchestra||Naxos||Recorded February 17 and 18, 2001 in Glasgow and released in 2002 on CD and 5.1 surround sound (Dolby+DTS) DVD. Includes Pluto, the Renewer by Colin Matthews and The Mystic Trumpeter by Holst.|
|2001||Mark Elder||Hallé Orchestra||Hyperion||Recorded in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, on 27 and 28 March 2001. Includes Pluto, the Renewer by Colin Matthews, commissioned by the Hallé Concerts Society and first performed by the Hallé under Kent Nagano on 11 May 2000. This recording also includes both the original and modified ending versions of Neptune.|
|2002||Dennis Russell Davies||Bruckner Orchester Linz||Chesky Records||Recorded October 2–4, 2001 in the Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria. Released on SACD in 2002, and later as a digital download via Chesky's HDtracks site.|
|2002||Roger Norrington||Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra||Hänssler||Live recording, Liederhalle, Stuttgart, 27, 28 and 29 June 2001.|
|2003||Vernon Handley||Royal Philharmonic Orchestra||RPO||Released in 2004.|
|2003||Colin Davis||London Symphony Orchestra||LSO Live||Live recording for the orchestra's own label in 2003.|
|2004||Owain Arwel Hughes||Royal Philharmonic Orchestra||Warner Classics||Recorded 26 and 27 April 2004, Watford Colosseum. Released on CD 2005. Includes Pluto, the Renewer by Colin Matthews.|
|2005||Yutaka Sado||NHK Symphony Orchestra||Avex|
|2005||Rico Saccani||Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra||BPO Live|
|2006||Simon Rattle||Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra||EMI||Includes Pluto, the Renewer by Colin Matthews (see 2001 Mark Elder recording, above).|
|Skidmore College Orchestra||Musopen||Jupiter (8:28): Mars (8:18):|
|2009||Paavo Järvi||Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra||Telarc|
|2009||Vladimir Jurowski||London Philharmonic Orchestra||LPO||Recorded live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London on 22 May 2009. Released on CD 2010.|
|2011||Andrew Davis||BBC Philharmonic||Chandos|
|2012||André Previn||London Symphony Orchestra||Cobra Entertainment LLC|
Concert Band version
|1989||Eric Banks||London Symphonic Wind Orchestra||EMI Music Japan||Recorded at Abbey Road Studios on 11–12 April 1989.
Wind orchestra version of the complete seven-movement suite transcribed by Cy Payne.
|1994||Frederick Fennell||Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra||King Records, Japan||Recorded at Iruma Shimin Kaikan Hall (Saitama, Japan) on 3–4 November 1994. Released in 1995.
Concert band version by Takuzo Inagaki.
|1994||Daniel Sieber||« Belalp » Jubilee Wind Orchestra||Tonstudio AMOS||Recorded at Zentrum Missione, Naters on 26–27 November 1994.
Concert band version by Pierre-Alain Bidaud, Jean-Pierre Hartmann and Daniel Sieber.
|1996||James Watson||Black Dyke Mills Band||Doyen||Brass band version by Stephen Roberts.|
|1998||Eddie Green||University of Houston Wind Ensemble||Mark Custom||Concert band version by Merlin Patterson.|
|1998||United States Air Force Heritage of America Band||Mars (7:58): Venus (8:21): Mercury (4:23): Jupiter (8:00): Uranus (5:19):|
|2003||Commander Yoshiiku Aoki||Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Band, Tokyo||Universal Music Japan||Live recording at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall on 3 February 2003.
Concert band version by Tatsuya Konishi.
|2005||Ton van de Kieft||Noordenwind||Molenaar Edition||Live recording at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam on 1 July 2005.
Concert band version by Geert Schrijvers.
|1984||Richard Markham, David Nettle||Psyche||Two-piano transcription.|
|1998||Len Vorster, Robert Chamberlain||Naxos||Two-piano transcription.|
|2000||Anthony Goldstone, Caroline Clemmow||Olympia||Two-piano transcription.|
|2001||John York, Fiona York||Black Box||One piano, four hands transcription. Reissued 2011 on Nimbus Records.|
|2004||Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Susan Bradshaw||Delos||Two-piano transcription.|
|1976||Isao Tomita||RCA||Released in 1976/1991. Free arrangement and abridgement for electronic synthesiser.|
|1985||Kevin Peek with Rick Wakeman and Jeff Wayne||Progressive rock version called Beyond the Planets.|
|1996||Peter Sykes||Raven||Version for organ.|
|2009||Hugh Banton||Fie||Organ transcription.|
|2010||Buzz Ensemble||Fidelio||Version for brass and organ.|
|2010||Stefan Moser||H and M||Version for organ.|
- Stuart, Philip. The LSO Discography. 2009. Available at CHARM website, accessed 28 March 2013.
- All the music from The Planets conducted by the composer, including alternate takes and original couplings, was issued together for the first time in 2014: Sanders, A. Review of Explore Multimedia ExM008. Classical Recordings Quarterly. Autumn 2014, No 78, p59-60.
- The Planets (Multi-disciplinary) version only reference was found here: at Amazon