Conductor Hans Graf
Cello Li-Wei Qin
Debussy Images pour orchestre: Gigues and Rondes de printemps
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
Holst The Planets
Holst was fascinated by astrology, and in 1913 wrote to a friend:' Recently the character of each planet suggested lost to me'. The result is astonishingly vivid music for each of the human traits embodied by each planet's namesake deity - war, peace, jollity, old age - before the ultimate fade-out into the infinite. This piece has justly been a favourite from its first performance. Sopranos and Altos from VOICES NZ join the APO for this work.
Intoxicating from the very first bars...