Gustav Holst

 

Gustav Holst famed composer of the Planets was born on September 21st 1874 in Cheltenham England and died in London on May 21st 1934 in London. He was born to a family of Swedish extraction, his father Adolf von Host was an organist and Choir director (Holst dropped the von during the First Word War). His father gave him musical instruction from an early age; he was a sickly child prone to nervous attacks. He blossomed when in his early 20’s he entered the Royal College of Music in London it was there that he met Ralph Vaughn Williams who was to become his lifelong... Read More

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