Music from the Heavens: Star Wars, Planets, and Ride of the Valkyries

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Escape the confines of Earth, and explore the universe through the music of John Williams, Gustav Holst, and Richard Wagner. John Axelrod conducts the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert that transports us to another dimension.

Williams' music for the 'Star Wars' films has become as iconic as the films themselves, while Holst's suite 'The Planets', with its evocative themes, and sub-titles such as 'Mercury, the Winged Messenger' combines mythology and space in similarly equal measure. Another type of winged messenger - this time from Norse mythology - is embodied in the Valkyries of Wagner's Ring Cycle. Their wild ride across the heavens concludes this voyage to worlds both literally and metaphorically 'far, far away'.

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