Adrian Boult

Conductor. Born 8 April 1889. Died 24 March 1983
Adrian Boult
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1889-04-08
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Adrian Boult

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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Adrian Boult Performances & Interviews


Adrian Boult Tracks

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Ralph Vaughan Williams
Seventeen come Sunday (English Folk Song Suite orch Jacob)
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Seventeen come Sunday (English Folk Song Suite orch Jacob)
Edward Elgar
Bavarian Dance No 1
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Bavarian Dance No 1
Edward Elgar
Dream Children, Op 43
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Dream Children, Op 43
Ralph Vaughan Williams
March past of the kitchen utensils (The Wasps)
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March past of the kitchen utensils (The Wasps)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Ride of the Valkyries
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The Ride of the Valkyries
Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris)
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Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris)
Edward Elgar
The Wand of youth - suite no. 1 (Op.1a), Sun dance
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The Wand of youth - suite no. 1 (Op.1a), Sun dance
Hugh Bean
The Lark Ascending
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The Lark Ascending
Richard Wagner
Im Treibhaus (Wesendonck-Lieder)
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Im Treibhaus (Wesendonck-Lieder)
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]
Gustav Holst
The Planets - suite (Op.32), Jupiter, the bringer of jollity
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The Planets - suite (Op.32), Jupiter, the bringer of jollity
Gustav Holst
The Planets - suite (Op.32), Mars, the bringer of war
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The Planets - suite (Op.32), Mars, the bringer of war
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Pastoral Symphony [Symphony No. 3] (2nd mvt)
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Pastoral Symphony [Symphony No. 3] (2nd mvt)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Fantasia On a Theme By Thomas Tallis (Opening)
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Fantasia On a Theme By Thomas Tallis (Opening)
Hubert Parry
The Birds: Bridal March
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The Birds: Bridal March
Ernest John Moeran
Irish Rhapsody no. 2 in E major
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Irish Rhapsody no. 2 in E major
George Butterworth
The Banks of Green Willow
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The Banks of Green Willow
Gustav Holst
Uranus, the Magician (The Planets, Op 32)
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Uranus, the Magician (The Planets, Op 32)
Gustav Holst
Ballet Music: The Perfect Fool
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Ballet Music: The Perfect Fool

Ballet Music: The Perfect Fool

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THE NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Charles Villiers Stanford
Irish Rhapsody no. 4 Op. 141
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Irish Rhapsody no. 4 Op. 141
Gustav Holst
The Perfect Fool
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The Perfect Fool
Edward Elgar
Caractacus, Op 35 (Triumphal March)
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Caractacus, Op 35 (Triumphal March)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
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Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Partita for double string orchestra (1st & 2nd mvts)
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Partita for double string orchestra (1st & 2nd mvts)
Herbert Howells
Scherzo in Arden
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Scherzo in Arden
Gustav Holst
Neptune, the Mystic (The Planets, Op 32)
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Neptune, the Mystic (The Planets, Op 32)

Neptune, the Mystic (The Planets, Op 32)

Choir
Womens’ voices of the Ambrosian Singers
Conductor
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Johannes Brahms
Violin Concerto: third movement
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Violin Concerto: third movement
William Walton
Orb and Sceptre coronation march
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Orb and Sceptre coronation march
Edward Elgar
Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61 iii) Allegro molto
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Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61 iii) Allegro molto
Edward Elgar
Introduction and Allegro, Op 47
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Introduction and Allegro, Op 47
Gustav Holst
Mars, the Bringer of War (The Planets, Op 32)
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Mars, the Bringer of War (The Planets, Op 32)
Richard Wagner
Wesendonck-Lieder, No. 3 Im Treibhaus
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Wesendonck-Lieder, No. 3 Im Treibhaus
Kenneth Alford, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult
Lilliburlero
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Lilliburlero

Lilliburlero

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Kenneth J.Alford
Conductor
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George Frideric Handel
Silent Worship
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Silent Worship
Gerald Finzi
Nocturne (New Year Music), Op.7
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Nocturne (New Year Music), Op.7
Gerald Finzi
Prelude for String Orchestra, Op.25
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Prelude for String Orchestra, Op.25
George Frideric Handel
Messiah (Part 1: Comfort ye; Ev'ry Valley)
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Messiah (Part 1: Comfort ye; Ev'ry Valley)
Gustav Holst
Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (The Planets, Op 32)
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Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (The Planets, Op 32)
Richard Wagner
Good Friday Music (Parsifal)
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Good Friday Music (Parsifal)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Wasps (Overture)
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The Wasps (Overture)
Gerald Finzi
Romance for String Orchestra op 11
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Romance for String Orchestra op 11
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1977: Prom 26
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Royal Albert Hall
1977-08-17T12:26:50
17
Aug
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 26

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1977: Prom 16
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Royal Albert Hall
1977-08-06T12:26:50
6
Aug
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 16

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1977: Prom 12
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Royal Albert Hall
1977-08-02T12:26:50
2
Aug
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 12

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1977: Prom 03
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Royal Albert Hall
1977-07-24T12:26:50
24
Jul
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 03

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1976: Prom 32
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Royal Albert Hall
1976-08-17T12:26:50
17
Aug
1976

Proms 1976: Prom 32

Royal Albert Hall

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