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Classical Cellists, Swedish Classical Clarinetists, Swedish
Classical Organists, Swedish Classical Trombonists, Swedish
Classical Violists, Gustav Holst, Christian Lindberg, Fredrik Fors,
Ebbe Grims-Land, Johann Christian Friedrich H ffner, Alf Linder,
Hans Davidsson, Mats Lidstrm, Elfrida Andre, Fredrik Sixten, Jacob
Niclas Ahlstrm, Martin Frst, Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, Jonas Bylund,
Oskar Lindberg, Hildor Lundvik, Emil Sjgren, Gustaf Hgg, Jan Hkan
berg, Alice Tegnr. Excerpt: Gustav Theodore Holst (21 September
1874 25 May 1934) was an English composer. He is most famous for
his orchestral suite The Planets. Having studied at the Royal
College of Music in London, his early work was influenced by Grieg,
Wagner, Richard Strauss and fellow student Ralph Vaughan Williams,
and later, through Vaughan Williams, the music of Ravel. The
combined influence of Ravel, Hindu spiritualism and English folk
tunes enabled Holst to free himself of the influence of Wagner and
Strauss and to forge his own style. Holst's music is well known for
unconventional use of metre and haunting melodies. Holst composed
almost 200 works, including operas, ballets, choral hymns and songs
(see Selected works below). An enthusiastic educator, Holst became
music master at St Paul's Girls' School in 1905 and director of
music at Morley College in 1907, continuing in both posts until
retirement. He was the brother of Hollywood actor Ernest Cossart
and father of the composer and conductor Imogen Holst, who wrote a
biography of him in 1938. He was originally named Gustavus Theodor
von Holst, but he dropped the "von" from his name in response to
anti-German sentiment in Britain during World War I, making it
official by deed poll in 1918. Holst was born on 21 Septemb...
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