GMN
GMNYour Arts Network
Home Classical Jazz Opera Ballet Theater World Shop Contests Forums

 Websites
GMN Premium
ClassicalPlus
JazzPlus

CD SHOP
 Special Offers
 Best Sellers
 GMN CDs
 Classical
 Jazz
 Opera
 World
 Ballet
 Theater
 Gift Subscriptions

 Forums
Visit our NEW! Discussion Forums
(Registration Required)

SUBSCRIBE
 
FREE Newsletter
'

Want to save money on your broadband? Quick, grab a lifeline from PlusNet. Super-fast up to 20Mb broadband only £9.99 per month. Moving is free - terms apply. PlusNet broadband.
SEARCH
The GMN Shop
Content Archive
The MediaPlayer
Free Music
Grove Dictionary
All Searches



MEMBERS
 Sign In
 New User Sign Up
 Select a Player


Holst, Gustav
 Biography
 Listen To Music
 List/Buy Works

Biography
Holst, Gustav(us Theodore von)

(Born; Cheltenham, 21 Sept 1874; Died; London, 25 May 1934). English composer. He studied at the RCM with Stanford, and in 1895 met Vaughan Williams, to whom he was close for the rest of his life. From 1905 he taught at St Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith.

Like Vaughan Williams, he was impressed by English folksong, but also important was his reading in Sanskrit literature (chamber opera SAmacr;vitri, composed1908; Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, 1912) and his experience of the orchestral music of Stravinsky and Strauss (he had played the trombone professionally). In The Planets (1916) he produced a suite of seven highly characterful movements to represent human dispositions associated with the planets in astrology, and his interest in esoteric wisdom is expressed too in his cantata The Hymn of Jesus (1917). But his very varied output also includes essays in a fluent neo-classicism (A Fugal Concerto for flute, oboe and strings,1923; Double Violin Concerto, 1929), a bare Hardy impression (Egdon Heath, 1927) and operas.

Operas: SAmacr;vitri (1916); The Perfect Fool (1923); At the Boar's Head (1925); The Wandering Scholar (1934)

Choral-orchestral music: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (1912); The Hymn of Jesus (1917); Ode to Death (1919); First Choral Symphony (1924); A Choral Fantasia (1930)

Other choral music: The Evening-Watch (1924); 8 Canons (1932); partsongs; folksong arrs.

Orchestral music: St Paul's Suite (1913); The Planets (1916); Egdon Heath (1927); Brook Green Suite (1933); Hammersmith (1930); Lyric Movement, va, chamber orch (1933)

Songs: 4 Songs (anon., 15th century), S/T, vn (1917); 12 Songs (H. Wolfe) (1929)

Groves Dictionaries, MacMillan Publishers Limited, UK

 Classical News
Festival Preview - Pigtales in Aspen
A pig with hair to make Goldilocks blush and who is more concerned with true love than becoming sausages. There's meat in Gruber's opera premiered to be premiered in Aspen...

Goodbye to Berlin
Claudio Abbado conducts his Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for the final time in Vienna to great ovations and celebrations of a top-rank conducting career...

GMN artists prominent at Proms 2002
The BBC Promenade Concerts for 2002 have been announced and, as usual, feature a feast of musical luninaries, with many of the concert highlights coming from GMN's illustrious family...

More Classical News

 Featured Item


Read more


gmnyour arts network
 GMN.com 
 GMN ClassicalPlus   GMN JazzPlus 
Become an Affiliate Contact Us Advertising News Links
Home Register Terms of Use Privacy Policy Information Center Help

Copyright © 1999 - 2001 Global Music Network Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Music downloads, audio and video provided for personal, non-commercial use only and may not be re-distributed.

Thu, Nov 23, 2017 9:52:58 AM US EST
back to top
0.0390625 Seconds
v4.0b - www.gmn.com - True
Easynet