Friday, 9 May 2008

The Planets Birthplace

"Welcome to Cheltenham's musical gem - the Regency terrace house where Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets was born in 1874. The story of the man and his music is told alongside a fascinating display of personal belongings including his piano. The museum is also a fine period house showing the upstairs downstairs way of life in times past, including a working Victorian kitchen and laundry, elegant Regency drawing room and charming Edwardian nursery."

This unassuming, rather unimpressive house is the birthplace of Cheltenham's most famous son. His statue was unveiled in town a few weeks ago and I promised to show you the museum dedicated to him. The opening paragraph of todays post is taken from the Holst Museum website. Click on the link below for more on the museum and some photos of the inside of this town centre terrace - http://www.holstmuseum.org.uk/

9 comments:

Kris McCracken said...

Do you have a Holst fesitval?

Louis la Vache said...

Wonderful! Thank you for posting this! "Louis" played a trombone in band in High School, and there developed an appreciation for he music of Holst that he has never lost!

Tanya said...

That house is in great condition! I enjoyed your post and picture!

Chuck Pefley said...

I had no idea Holst came from Cheltenham. I fell in love with his "Planets" many years ago. Thanks for showing his birthplace.

brian said...

nice photo and post today.. i've listened to 'Planets' several times on youtube since seeing your other post... there are some cool videos on there with planet and space videos that go along with the music... =)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I would say his house is nice enough for any place in the world. that it is where you live is a bonus. Nice photography of a very nice old building.

Murphy_jay said...

Marley, have you visited this museum before?

Whenever I come across any famous residence, I can't resist but to pop in and have a look.

Jackie said...

I love "The Planets", but had no idea Holst was a Cheltonian! (or whatever you call yourselves!). Aren't the daily photo blogs educational?!

Neva said...

CDPB is very educational. I coach an academic team and my kids needed to learn about Holst...and his "The Planets" I love that I know who he is and now where he is from.....awesome!

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