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There’s much more to know about the life and music of Gustav Holst than just his most famous orchestral suite, The Planets.
During a holiday in Spain, the writer Clifford Bax – brother of the composer Arnold Bax - introduced Holst to astrology, an interest that inspired his suite The Planets. Holst cast his friends' horoscopes for the rest of his life and referred to astrology as his ‘pet vice’.
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