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Take A Trip Through The Galaxy With Gustav Holst's 'The Planets'10:50
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People are silhouetted against the sky at dusk as they watch the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Edgerton, Kansas. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
People are silhouetted against the sky at dusk as they watch the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Edgerton, Kansas. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Here & Now music opinionator Fran Hoepfner joins host Peter O'Dowd to discuss why Gustav Holst's "The Planets" is the perfect piece right now to explore places far, far away.

The seven-movement orchestral suite was inspired by astrology, written during World War I and premiered in the wake of a pandemic.

This segment aired on February 16, 2021.

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