RR - The Planets CD coverReference Recordings has released Holst’s best known and beloved works in an outstanding interpretation from Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony. Reference Recordings captured this hybrid SACD release in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. David Frost is the producer — a six-time winner of the Classical Producer of the Year GRAMMY® Award. RR’s engineering team recorded it, comprised of GRAMMY®-winning engineer and Technical Director Keith O. Johnson, and multi-GRAMMY® nominated engineer Sean Martin.

This is the seventh in Reference Recordings’ series with Kansas City Symphony. Previous albums include: Shakespeare’s Tempest, the Grammy® Award-winning Britten’s Orchestra, an Elgar/Vaughan Williams project, Miraculous Metamorphoses, an all-Saint-Saëns CD featuring the magnificent Organ Symphony, and the music of contemporary American composer Adam Schoenberg (nominated for two Grammy® Awards). Two additional projects, featuring one-movement symphonies by Barber, Scriabin, and Sibelius; and a live recording of works of Johannes Brahms, have been recorded and slated for future release.

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