Sir Adrian Boult: Lord of the Proms (10CD)

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Sir Adrian Boult

Sir Adrian Boult: Lord of the Proms

 

Unique Recordings of the Great British Conductor

 


 

 

Busoni:

Doktor Faust

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Faust), Richard Lewis (Mephistopheles), Ian Wallace (Wagner), Heather Harper (Duchess of Parma) & John Cameron (Duke of Parma)

London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

Chopin:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Friedrich Gulda (piano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Elgar:

Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1-5, Op. 39

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55

Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Pablo Casals (cello)

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

Alfredo Campoli (violin)

Holst:

The Planets, Op. 32

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Annie Fischer (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Annie Fischer (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Paganini:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Schumann:

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Sibelius:

The Tempest - Overture, Op. 109 No. 1

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No. 6 in E minor

The Lark Ascending

Jean Pugnet (violin)

 


 

Sir Adrian Boult

The recordings presented in this 10CD set feature the great British conductor Sir Adrian Boult and come from the period between 1945 and 1956. The orchestras are the London Symphony, the BBC Symphony, the Philharmonic Promenade, the London Philharmonic and the Philharmonia, and the artists include legendary soloists such as Yehudi Menuhin, Friedrich Gulda, Pablo Casals, Annie Fischer and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Much of the music is of British origin with major works by Elgar, Vaughan-Williams, and Holst, but the set also features Boult conducting music by Busoni, Mozart, Paganini, Schumann, and Chopin.

In 1930 the eminent British conductor Sir Adrian Boult was asked by the BBC to form a new orchestra. Under his direction, the BBC Symphony Orchestra soon rose to prominence, and in 1942 Boult was asked to assume responsibility for the BBC Promenade Concerts. He presided over the Proms until 1950.