55:33 Proms 2016 – Gustav Holst – The Planets [Edward Gardner, National Youth Orchestra National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the CBSO Youth Chorus

Commenter: “Was assigned this as listening material for an assignment. I’m not usually one for orchestral music, and the length of the video made me think [twice]. But no. This was spectacular. Holst nailed the atmosphere in his composition, and these [young people] delivered on the performance. It felt cosmic, and I do mean that. I’m not making a fun joke because it’s “The Planets”. It genuinely felt cosmic in scale, like nothing I’ve ever heard before. Each planet had a personality, and it fit with their title. I felt that. Never before have I been able to so fully comprehend and enjoy an orchestral piece. This made total sense to me in a transcendental way.”