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July 5, 2012

The Planets

Their names come from Roman mythology. The ancients called them wandering stars, and assigned each its own personality. One is the bringer of war, while another brings peace. One is jolly and benevolent. Its neighbor is remote and mystical. Gustav Holst poured his passion for astrology into his greatest work, his orchestral suite called "The Planets." We'll hear a performance by Peter Oundjian and the Toronto Symphony.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • William Byrd
    Glenn Gould, piano
  • William Walton
    Sonata for String Orchestra
    The Scottish Ensemble
    Wigmore Hall, London, England
  • Thomas Ades
    O Albion, from Arcadiana
    The Belcea String Quartet
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Benjamin Britten
    Fourth movement from String Quartet No. 1
    The Belcea String Quartet
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • William Byrd
    Ave Verum Corpus
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • York Bowen
    Toccata, Op. 155
    Ang Li, piano
    Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Orlando Gibbons
    Glenn Gould, piano

hour 2

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