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Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 57: …To Holst’s Planets With Joshua Zinn

Take an interstellar journey to one of classical music’s most influential works.


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Climb aboard the great Classroom space coaster for a trip to Gustav Holst’s The Planets! Composer, MusicLab intern, and self-described professional nerd Joshua Zinn is our captain on this journey through one of classical music’s most influential and popular works. Who was Holst? How did he write the music for Star Wars before the movie existed!? How does one actually pronounce “Uranus”? All of these questions and more will be answered!

Audio production by Todd “Titan” Hulslander with copiloting from Dacia Clay.

All music in this episode is from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”.