Sir Adrian Boult
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1889-04-08
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Sir Adrian Boult

Sir Adrian Boult Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir Adrian Cedric Boult, CH (8 April 1889 – 22 February 1983) was an English conductor. Brought up in a prosperous mercantile family, he followed musical studies in England and at Leipzig, Germany, with early conducting work in London for the Royal Opera House and Sergei Diaghilev's ballet company. His first prominent post was conductor of the City of Birmingham Orchestra in 1924. When the British Broadcasting Corporation appointed him director of music in 1930, he established the BBC Symphony Orchestra and became its chief conductor. The orchestra set standards of excellence that were rivalled in Britain only by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), founded two years later.

Forced to leave the BBC in 1950 on reaching retirement age, Boult took on the chief conductorship of the LPO. The orchestra had declined from its peak of the 1930s, but under his guidance its fortunes were revived. He retired as its chief conductor in 1957, and later accepted the post of president. Although in the latter part of his career he worked with other orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and his former orchestra, the BBC Symphony, it was the LPO with which he was primarily associated, conducting it in concerts and recordings until 1978, in what was widely called his "Indian Summer".

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Johannes Brahms
Concerto no. 1 in D minor Op.15 - Maestoso
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Concerto no. 1 in D minor Op.15 - Maestoso
Percy Grainger
Over the hills and far away - children's march vers. for orchestra
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Over the hills and far away - children's march vers. for orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 20 (K.466) in D minor 2nd movement; Romanze
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Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 20 (K.466) in D minor 2nd movement; Romanze
Arnold Bax, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
Tintagel
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Tintagel
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor Op. 86 [after Bach's BWV 537]
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Fantasia and Fugue in C minor Op. 86 [after Bach's BWV 537]
Ralph Vaughan Williams
English Folk Song Suite
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English Folk Song Suite
Arnold Bax, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
The Garden of Fand (a Symphonic Poem)
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The Garden of Fand (a Symphonic Poem)
Gustav Holst
A Somerset Rhapsody
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A Somerset Rhapsody
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
Nimrod (Elgar's Enigma Variation No 9)
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Nimrod (Elgar's Enigma Variation No 9)
E.J. Moeran, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
Overture for a Masque
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Overture for a Masque
Hubert Parry, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy
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Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy
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Past BBC Events

Prom 26 Proms 1977
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Royal Albert Hall
1977-08-17T23:24:37
17
Aug
1977

Prom 26 Proms 1977

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 16 Proms 1977
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e4xp6q
Royal Albert Hall
1977-08-06T23:24:37
6
Aug
1977

Prom 16 Proms 1977

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 12 Proms 1977
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Royal Albert Hall
1977-08-02T23:24:37
2
Aug
1977

Prom 12 Proms 1977

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 03 Proms 1977
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/evwxj5
Royal Albert Hall
1977-07-24T23:24:37
24
Jul
1977

Prom 03 Proms 1977

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 32 Proms 1976
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Royal Albert Hall
1976-08-17T23:24:37
17
Aug
1976

Prom 32 Proms 1976

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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