5 Questions About Gustav Holst’s ‘The Planets’

What inspired Holst’s ‘The Planets’?

Are there any contemporary musical works that have been inspired or influenced by Holst’s ‘The Planets’?

Where has Holst’s ‘The Planets’ been performed?

Have there been any artistic interpretations or responses to Holst’s ‘The Planets’?

What inspired Neptune’s composition?



Neil Arthur Williams (2014). Pop Goes The Planets . Staffordshire: Birthplace Museum Cheltenham. 28 – 36

Faber. (2007). Compositions, The Music of Gustav Holts. Available: http://www.gustavholst.info/compositions/listing.php?work=18. Last accessed 24th Apr 2018.

Ivan Hewett. (2012). Gustav Holst: so much more than ‘The Planets’.Available: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalmusic/9365408/Gustav-Holst-so-much-more-than-The-Planets.html. Last accessed 24th Apr 2018.



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