From the Library: Happy Birthday Gustav Holst!

Today on Radio Riel’s Main stream, we salute the Eng­lish com­pos­er Gus­tav Holst who was born on Sep­tem­ber 21, 1874 in Chel­tenham, Eng­land.  Holst is prob­a­bly best known for his com­po­si­tion “The Plan­ets”, as well as his Eng­lish Folk Songs Suites, how­ev­er we intend for today’s pro­gram to take you beyond these ubiq­ui­tous works into his pieces that are not as well known.  The pro­gram also includes music from two oth­er sets of com­posers: the com­posers that Holst him­self claimed had the great­est influ­ence on him (Mendelssohn, Grieg and Wag­n­er) and the com­posers that were his con­tem­po­raries, such as his close friend Ralph Vaugh­an-Williams.

Radio Riel pro­duces this pro­gram in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gram now at Today’s music orig­i­nates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world.

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