Sir Adrian Boult
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1889-04-08
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Biography

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 ...

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Biography

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.

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Sir Edward Elgar
Chanson de matin (Op.15`2) arr. for chamber orchestra...
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Ralph Vaughan Williams
Symphony No 6 in E Minor, Allegro
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Symphony No 6 in E Minor, Allegro Symphony No 6 in E Minor, Allegro Symphony No 6 in E Minor, Allegro Symphony No 6 in E Minor, Allegro
Wagner
Tannhauser Overture
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Tannhauser Overture Tannhauser Overture Tannhauser Overture Tannhauser Overture
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 Over the hills and far away - children's march vers. for orchestra Over the hills and far away - children's march vers. for orchestra Over the hills and far away - children's march vers. for orchestra
Hubert Parry, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
Overture to an Unwritten Tragedy
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London Philharmonic Orchestra, Arnold Bax, Sir Adrian Boult
Mediterranean arr. for orchestra [orig. for piano]
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Mediterranean arr. for orchestra [orig. for piano] Mediterranean arr. for orchestra [orig. for piano] Mediterranean arr. for orchestra [orig. for piano] Mediterranean arr. for orchestra [orig. for piano]
Sir Adrian Boult
The Dream of Gerontius (Proficiscere, anima Christiana)
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The Dream of Gerontius (Proficiscere, anima Christiana) The Dream of Gerontius (Proficiscere, anima Christiana) The Dream of Gerontius (Proficiscere, anima Christiana) The Dream of Gerontius (Proficiscere, anima Christiana)
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Past BBC Events

Prom 08 Proms 1972
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Royal Albert Hall
1972-07-29T18:27:38
29
Jul

Prom 08 Proms 1972

29 July 1972
Prom 18 Proms 1971
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Royal Albert Hall
1971-08-11T18:27:38
11
Aug

Prom 18 Proms 1971

11 August 1971
Prom 10 - Arthur Bliss Eightieth Birthday Concert Proms 1971
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Royal Albert Hall
1971-08-02T18:27:38
2
Aug

Prom 10 - Arthur Bliss Eightieth Birthday Concert Proms 1971

2 August 1971
Prom 09 Proms 1970
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Royal Albert Hall
1970-07-27T18:27:38
27
Jul

Prom 09 Proms 1970

27 July 1970
Prom 21 Proms 1969
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Royal Albert Hall
1969-08-11T18:27:38
11
Aug

Prom 21 Proms 1969

11 August 1969


Biography

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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