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Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (Susskind) – ‘Holst: The Planets’  An SACD review by Mark Jordan

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (Susskind) – ‘Holst: The Planets’ An SACD review by Mark Jordan

Where would modern science fiction movie soundtracks be without Holst’s ‘The Planets’? Ripping off something else, I suppose. But this new Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab restoration of the wonderful recording by Walter Susskind and the Saint Louis Symphony serves to remind us that Holst’s most famous piece is far more than a mere showpiece. Susskind was one of the few conductors to recognize and respect the subtle, mystical soul of this music. His performance may be more for connoisseurs than for the casual fan, but it is the sort of the performance that could turn the latter into the former. And the recorded sound captured in this reissue is enough to turn any listener into a permanent fan of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. read more…

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