It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Adrian Boult

Neither as colorful a public figure as fellow Briton Thomas Beecham, nor as stormy and commanding on the podium as some of his better-known international contemporaries, Adrian Boult nevertheless was one of Britain's foremost conductors for nearly 70 years. He championed contemporary music, introducing Holst's The Planets and Berg's Wozzeck to the British public, but his pioneering work with the BBC Orchestra, which he created and directed for 20 years, is often regarded as his signature achievement.

Born to a wealthy shipowner, Boult spent his grammar school days in London at Westminster School and took to music early. At Christ Church, Oxford, Boult flourished under the guidance of conductor Hugh Allen. In addition, Boult worked with Artur Nikisch during a stay at the Leipzig Conservatory (1912-1913). Boult also studied with composer Max Reger, but a serious illness that kept him out of World War I cut his continental sojourn short.

Boult made his debut at Queen's Hall with the London Symphony Orchestra in 1918. From that first concert Boult demonstrated support for British music, including Vaughan Williams' then virtually unknown "London" Symphony on the program. The concert led to an invitation from Holst to conduct the premiere of The Planets at a private concert at Queen's Hall. In 1919 Boult joined faculty of the Royal College of Music. In 1924 Boult accepted the directorship of the recently formed City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, which he molded into a first-rank ensemble.

In 1930 Boult received an invitation to organize and direct the newly formed BBC Symphony Orchestra. Boult took the group on numerous international tours and began its long, distinguished recording career. During the Second World War Boult and the orchestra took up residence in Bristol, but German raids drove them to Bedford. In 1950 Boult passed the BBC baton to Malcolm Sargent and assumed directorship of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which he took on a politically significant tour of the USSR in 1956. Following his retirement from the LPO in 1957, Boult rejoined the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for one year, and returned to the Royal College to teach a new generation of conductors from 1962 to 1966. He ceased conducting altogether in 1979, after several years of occasional appearances.

Boult's autobiography, My Own Trumpet, was published in 1973. Hundreds of his recordings have enjoyed a long (and profitable) life on LP and compact disc, most notably his various accounts of the symphonies of Vaughan Williams and Elgar, and Holst's Planets, but far beyond the boundaries of English music, his recordings of Wagner's and Brahms' orchestral music have found critical favor. Additionally, various archival releases, most notably two from Testament Records, have solidified Boult's reputation as a trailblazer. The most notable of these, issued by Testament Records in 2008, contains his 1947 BBC Symphony Orchestra performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with Kathleen Ferrier, the first performance of the piece ever given in England.
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Boult Conducts Coates

Composer: Eric Coates
Title: The Merrymakers, A Miniature Overture
Title: Summer Days Suite, For Orchestra
Title: From Meadow To Mayfair, Suite For Orchestra
Title: The Three Elizabeths, Suite For Orchestra
Title: The Three Bears, Phantasy For Orchestra
Title: The Dam Busters, March For The Film Score
Composer: Percy Grainger
Title: Children's March (Over The Hills And Far Away), Folk Song For Piano & Military Band (RMTB 4)
Composer: Frederick Delius
Title: Work(s)
Composer: William Walton
Title: Hamlet, Film Score
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Title: The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite, For Orchestra From The Incidental Music
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Title: Soirées Musicales, Song Collection For Voices & Piano
Composer: Gustav Holst
Title: Suite No. 1, For Military Band In E Flat Major, Op. 28/1, H. 105

Comments

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[107, 90, 120, 90, 116, 96, 109, 86, 64, 95, 116, 91, 83, 111, 80, 104, 125, 107, 98, 98, 70, 70, 96, 101, 122, 104, 80, 119, 68, 104, 127, 102, 84, 98, 71, 108, 89, 77, 113, 69, 96, 113, 84, 106, 119, 70, 114, 110, 124, 118, 104, 66, 110, 110, 98, 112, 117, 89, 89, 75, 84, 74, 96, 65, 104, 119, 79, 120, 86, 127, 126, 66, 86, 76, 112, 126, 106, 89, 69, 82, 115, 70, 67, 112, 78, 72, 96, 93, 127, 94, 112, 94, 79, 124, 82, 82, 106, 81, 87, 125, 68, 73, 105, 101, 103, 96, 85, 124, 95, 110, 117, 96, 94, 93, 117, 114, 69, 118, 93, 97, 103, 123, 108, 77, 120, 76, 66, 126, 71, 111, 70, 64, 81, 69, 76, 91, 88, 104, 97, 86, 93, 69, 86, 112, 107, 114, 103, 123, 119, 102, 93, 64, 75, 103, 67, 103, 77, 116, 114, 72, 115, 80, 123, 96, 82, 111, 89, 114, 96, 71, 115, 83, 77, 98, 71, 85, 110, 69, 100, 76, 107, 112, 77, 96, 110, 105, 117, 67, 84, 71, 69, 87, 102, 113, 80, 82, 71, 80, 81, 69, 64, 121, 117, 73, 119, 97, 85, 108, 83, 89, 78, 85, 104, 89, 106, 66, 101, 105, 88, 98, 103, 74, 99, 82, 111, 65, 105, 101, 68, 96, 116, 72, 121, 67, 82, 110, 127, 90, 70, 97, 110, 103, 110, 105, 74, 92, 107, 115, 77, 66, 104, 115, 79, 88, 82, 73, 99, 102, 108, 115, 85, 122, 87, 103, 100, 112, 71, 82, 72, 86, 110, 127, 127, 119, 126, 110, 90, 84, 97, 100, 97, 126, 121, 87, 84, 116, 111, 73, 92, 107, 72, 90, 121, 71, 112, 88, 108, 84, 102, 120, 93, 126, 104, 69, 79, 119, 83, 107, 99, 107, 101, 117, 77, 91, 111, 72, 105, 106, 81, 107, 97, 74, 99, 99, 104, 124, 77, 115, 103, 94, 97, 81, 127, 113, 87, 72, 73, 114, 123, 78, 126, 110, 114, 104, 105, 117, 89, 127, 69, 81, 79, 87, 89, 89, 89, 109, 101, 72, 64, 125, 84, 99, 91, 92, 122, 76, 80, 80, 109, 72, 125, 72, 99, 102, 82, 76, 110, 64, 72, 70, 87, 105, 120, 126, 96, 85, 94, 77, 95, 96, 112, 68, 117, 69, 127, 104, 90, 85, 77, 69, 119, 73, 77, 108, 116, 84, 122, 77, 80, 97, 86, 64, 106, 89, 96, 75, 109, 79, 116, 102, 94, 117, 103, 97, 84, 81, 75, 110, 109, 92, 125, 90, 103, 71, 102, 94, 64, 113, 114, 120, 93, 83, 103, 92, 104, 65, 107, 72, 95, 118, 70, 67, 125, 68, 64, 80, 89, 114, 116, 102, 98, 65, 108, 74, 119, 84, 83, 73, 81, 84, 114, 102, 115, 120, 76, 68, 66, 112, 103, 122, 80, 73, 80, 101, 117, 91, 85, 114, 84, 96, 123, 93, 117, 106, 127, 74, 123, 121, 93, 94, 101, 89, 69, 100, 68, 108, 115, 119, 65, 112, 102, 123]