The Planets by Gustav Holst
Mars: the Orchestra's View
The Space introduces you to the virtual orchestra of the Universe of Sound. The Philharmonia and Principal Conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, have recorded Holst’s The Planets and a new companion work by Joby Talbot, on a 37 camera shoot, believed to be the largest classical recording session yet undertaken.
Watch the first movement, Mars, the Bringer of War, and hear what the players of the orchestra think.
Commentary provided by:
Nathaniel Anderson-Frank, 1st Violin
Amy Harman, Bassoon
Alistair Mackie, Trumpet
Andy Smith, Timpani
Katy Woolley, Horn
Richard Slaney, Producer
Go to the Philharmonia’s Universe of Sound website for more information.