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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Arnold Bax, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
Mediterranean
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Mediterranean
Arnold Bax, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
The Garden of Fand
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The Garden of Fand
Arnold Bax, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
November Woods
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November Woods
Gustav Holst
The Planets - suite (Op.32), Neptune, the mystic [with female chorus]
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The Planets - suite (Op.32), Neptune, the mystic [with female chorus]
Ernest Moeran, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
Rhapsody No 2 in E major
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Rhapsody No 2 in E major
Gustav Holst
Mercury the Winged Messenger - from the Planets
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Mercury the Winged Messenger - from the Planets
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Wasps - Aristophanic suite (from incidental music): no.3 March past of the kitchen utensils
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The Wasps - Aristophanic suite (from incidental music): no.3 March past of the kitchen utensils
Gustav Holst
The Hymn of Jesus
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The Hymn of Jesus
Johannes Brahms
Concerto no. 1 in D minor Op.15 - Maestoso
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Concerto no. 1 in D minor Op.15 - Maestoso
Ralph Vaughan Williams
March past of the kitchen utensils; Entr'acte (The Wasps: Aristophanic Suite)
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March past of the kitchen utensils; Entr'acte (The Wasps: Aristophanic Suite)
George Frideric Handel
Tolomeo, re di Egitto: Act 1; Non lo diro col labbro ("Silent worship" aria)
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Tolomeo, re di Egitto: Act 1; Non lo diro col labbro ("Silent worship" aria)
Edward Elgar
Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op 20 (1st mvt)
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Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op 20 (1st mvt)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K 466 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K 466 (2nd mvt)
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
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1977: Prom 26
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Royal Albert Hall
1977-08-17T13:07:22
17
Aug
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 26

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1977: Prom 16
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e4xp6q
Royal Albert Hall
1977-08-06T13:07:22
6
Aug
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 16

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1977: Prom 12
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e3gfxj
Royal Albert Hall
1977-08-02T13:07:22
2
Aug
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 12

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1977: Prom 03
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/evwxj5
Royal Albert Hall
1977-07-24T13:07:22
24
Jul
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 03

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1976: Prom 32
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Royal Albert Hall
1976-08-17T13:07:22
17
Aug
1976

Proms 1976: Prom 32

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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