Best known for his 'Planets' suite, this disc showcase other Holst favourites, including the 'Cotswolds' Symphony, Walt Whitman Overture, A Hampshire Suite, and ballet music for 'The Perfect Fool' opera.
"Jolly Cotswolds Symphony... shows the Holstian flair for colourful orchestration and has folksy influence... In 'The Perfect Fool' we hear the composer at his most inspired... The whole programme [is] most vividly played and recorded... Remarkable how well this fine Munich orchestra takes to English music.” (Penguin Guide 3 Stars)