Arrangements for 2 Organs & Percussion: Holst - The Planets; Dukas - The Sorcerers Apprentice | Cybele HDKLASSIK3D001901

Arrangements for 2 Organs & Percussion: Holst - The Planets; Dukas - The Sorcerers Apprentice


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Label: Cybele

Cat No: HDKLASSIK3D001901

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 13th September 2019



Vol.2 of the series Arrangements for 2 Organs and Percussion with arrangements by the organist Jörg Endebrock unites two famous compositions.

The orchestral suite The Planets, written from 1914–16, remains Gustav Holst’s most successful composition. And justifiably so: his work takes a wide variety of musical influences from its time and moulds them into a style at once irresistibly new and unmistakably personal: hints of early Stravinsky, plus Vaughan Williams, Dukas and Debussy, but also Elgar and English folk music, are audible throughout. This style results in a work that is simultaneously musically sophisticated and popular. According to a verified anecdote, during the dress rehearsal of Jupiter before its première, the cleaning ladies in the concert hall broke out dancing. This style would go on to influence a whole generation of film score composers, particularly in the science fiction genre.

Notwithstanding the oft-mentioned differences between German and French (musical) culture, several of the most prominent settings of Goethe originated in France, including dramatic works by Berlioz, Gounod and Massenet. Paul Dukas’s 1897 symphonic poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (L’Apprenti sorcier) is not a setting but is nonetheless Goethe-inspired music in the form of a scherzo for orchestra. The piece is equal parts brilliant and malicious, and is a favourite among orchestras; it is often played, especially in the USA.

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