Another note for the diary. Tony Palmer has made a documentary about Gustav Holst that will be broadcast on BBC4 on the 24th April.
There is more to Holst than The Planets – but while I think Holst’s Beni Mora suite rather beguiling, Palmer tells us that:
…at a meeting with the bosses of the Royal College of Music (where Holst had studied and taught), I suggested we should consider a Holst piece called Beni Mora. I was told it was rather dreary and not worthy of inclusion.
I rather think that Holst, through the medium of Palmer’s documentary, will prove it otherwise…