Boult, Adrian (Sir)

Boult, Adrian (Sir)

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.

  • Great Symphonies (5 CDs)

    Great Symphonies

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    Beethoven’s Ninth and Mendelssohn’s “Italian” are two of the great symphonies to appear in this collection, which also features works by Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Brahms, among others. With renowned conductors including Sir Adrian Boult and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky at the helm, these expertly remastered recordings represent an excellent addition to any symphony-lover’s collection.
  • Sir Adrian Boult

    Sir Adrian Boult

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    ELGAR Symphony No.2 BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, 24 JULY 1977 - WAGNER Tannhäuser: Overture & Venusberg Music BBC Chorus BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult STUDIO 1, BBC MAIDA VALE, LONDON, 8 DECEMBER 1968
  • Sir Adrian Boult

    Sir Adrian Boult

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    Brahms Symphony No.4 - Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’ BBC Symphony Orchestra Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Adrian Boult

    Sir Adrian Boult

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    Brahms Symphony No.3 - Elgar Symphony No.1 - BBC Symphony Orchestra
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    Sir Adrian Boult

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    Brahms: Symphony No.1 - Elgar: Enigma Variations BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Adrian Boult

    Sir Adrian Boult

    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

    Symphony No.8
    Job: A Masque for Dancing

    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON, 12 OCTOBER 1972

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.