Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
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Gassed, killed, bankrupted, inspired: great composers in the First World War
15. Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Originally ruled unfit for military service, Holst was offered music work at the end of the War with British troops in Salonika awaiting demobilisation. Because his surname looked too German, he had to change “von Holst” to “Holst”.