Holst: The Planets - Stern

Holst: The Planets - Stern

Reference Recordings  RR-146

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Orchestral

Holst: The Planets, The Perfect Fool

Kansas City Symphony
Michael Stern (conductor)

Reference Recordings proudly presents Holst's best known and beloved works in an outstanding interpretation from Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony. This release was recorded in the beautiful and acoustically acclaimed Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It was produced by David Frost, six-time winner of the Classical Producer of the Year GRAMMY® award. It was recorded by RRs engineering team, comprised of GRAMMY® winning engineer and Technical Director Keith O. Johnson, and multi-GRAMMY® nominated engineer Sean Martin. This is the seventh in Reference Recordings series with Kansas City Symphony. Previous albums are "Shakespeare's Tempest"; the Grammy® Award-winning "Britten's Orchestra"; an Elgar/Vaughan Williams project; "Miraculous Metamorphoses"; an all-Saint-Saëns album featuring the magnificent Organ Symphony, and the music of contemporary American composer Adam Schoenberg (nominated for two Grammy® Awards).


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Comments (4)

Comment by Dissonance - September 12, 2019 (1 of 4)

Every new SACD by Reference Recordings is a must-buy. There is coming also very interesting SACD recording by Thierry Fischer and Utah Symphony, featuring Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky and Lieutenant Kijé Suite (FR735SACD). The album is available for pre-order at Presto Classical.

Comment by john hunter - September 13, 2019 (2 of 4)

Thanks for the heads up.A first rate Nevsky is needed.

Comment by hiredfox - September 27, 2019 (3 of 4)

I wouldn't say a "must buy" although most are pretty good. There are two distinct series of recordings emanating from RR, traditionally they have used "Professor" Johnson and his PCM set to record for the label but more recently Sound Mirror have been commissioned to record in state-of-the-art 4 x 64 DSD. There is no question in my mind that the Sound Mirror recording quality is a class above especially as revealed on the SA-10.

Whether or not we should shape our preferences in these terms, the more life-like and revealing the recording of the nuances of performance the better the listening experience, at least it is for me.

Comment by john hunter - October 7, 2019 (4 of 4)

Couldn't agree more.
Always thought that the Prof's recording were somewhat overrated.
The frequent perspective changes I found somewhat annoying.