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The Friday OT: The Planets Suite by Gustav Holst, 1st Mov; Mars, bringer of war

The players are The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Susanna Mälkki for the 2015 Proms, and they nail it:

Be prepared. YouTube here.


    Imagine if one of those male horn players accidentally played a single random wrong note? The following fury from that female Finn would be frightening.


      The orchestra can’t complain about not knowing what the conductor wants from them. Malkki isn’t world-class by chance.


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