Planets, Pines, and Fountains

September 1, 2023, 9:00 pm

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Zubin Mehta (Photo: Chris Lee, courtesy of the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives)

Next time on The New York Philharmonic This Week, we hear selections from the Orchestra’s storied discography. Holst’s The Planets, conducted by then-Music Director Zubin Mehta, will be followed by another treasure from the archives: a reading from Edwin Hubble’s essay The Explorations of Space by Dr. Hubble himself, which originally aired in a 1945 New York Philharmonic broadcast. We’ll continue with Respighi’s Roman Festivals and Pines of Rome, both conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli.


Gustav Holst: The Planets, Op. 32
Zubin Mehta, conductor

Ottorino Respighi: Feste romane (Roman Festivals)
Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor

Ottorino Respighi: Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome)
Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor