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Gustav Holst
(1874 - 1934)

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1874 Born 21 September, in Cheltenham; his father was a music teacher of Scandinavian decent and his mother was English
1893 Enters Royal College of Music, where he meets Ralph Vaughn Williams
1898 Plays trombone for Carl Rosa opera company
1901 Marries Isobel Harrison
1905 Appointed director of music at St. Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith
1907 Becomes musical director of Morley College in London. His only child Imogen, is born
1920 First full performance of The Planets
1923 While conducting, falls from a stage and hits his head
1924 Delayed effects of concussion force him into temporary retirement
1927 Hometown of Cheltenham organises a Holst Festival
1934 Dies 25 May in London
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