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Sir Adrian Boult

The Complete Conductor - From Tchaikovsky to Gershwin

CD 1 59.52
Gustav Holst 1874–1934
The Planets Op.32/H125
1 I. Mars, the Bringer of War: Allegro 6.56
2 II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace: Adagio 7.55
3 III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger: Vivace 3.42
4 IV. Jupiter, the bringer of Jollity: Allegro giocoso 7.44
5 V. Saturn, the bringer of Old Age: Adagio 8.11
6 VI. Uranus, the Magician: Allegro 5.44
7 VII. Neptune, the Mystic: Andante 6.26
Ladies of the BBC Symphony Chorus (7)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Recorded: 2–5.I.1945, Corn Exchange, Bedford
Producer: Walter Legge • Balance engineer: Arthur Clarke P 1989*
Recorded under the auspices of the British Council
Sir Edward Elgar 1857–1934
8 Introduction and Allegro Op.47 12.40
Solo quartet: Paul Beard, Barry Squire violins
Bernard Shore viola • Ambrose Gauntlett cello
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Recorded: 24.III.1937, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood • Balance engineer: Arthur Clarke P 1989*

CD 2 77.50
Gustav Holst 1874–1934
The Planets Op.32/H125
1 I. Mars, the Bringer of War 7.20
2 II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace 8.52
3 III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger 4.05
4 IV. Jupiter, the bringer of Jollity 8.03
5 V. Saturn, the bringer of Old Age 9.12
6 VII. Uranus, the Magician 6.27
7 VIII. Neptune, the Mystic 7.15
Ladies of the Ambrosian Singers (7)
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded: 21–22.VII.1966, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Peter Andry • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1967/1998*
Robert Simpson 1921–1997
Symphony No.1 (1951)
8 I. 9.39
9 II. 6.06
10 III. 10.46
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: 24 & 27.I.1956, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood • Balance engineer: Robert Beckett P 2002*
Recorded under the auspices of the British Council

CD 3 76.54
Gustav Holst
The Planets Op.32/H125
1 I. Mars, the Bringer of War 8.02
2 II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace 7.26
3 III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger 3.48
4 IV. Jupiter, the bringer of Jollity 7.59
5 V. Saturn, the bringer of Old Age 8.23
6 VI. Uranus, the Magician 6.27
7 VII. Neptune, the Mystic 6.21
Ladies of the Geoffrey Mitchell Choir (7)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: 12 & 30.V, 4.VI and 31.VII.1978, Kingsway Hall & No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1979/2002*
Herbert Howells 1892–1983
Concerto for String Orchestra
8 I. Allegro, assai vivace – Lento, doloroso – Vivo, come prima 10.06
9 II. Quasi lento (teneramente) – Lento assai (appassionato) 8.41
10 III. Allegro vivo (ritmico e giocoso) – Ancora poco meno mosso – 9.33
Brioso – Come prima – Lento, dolente ma dolce
Denis Simons, Robert Growcott violins
John Chambers viola • Alexander Cameron cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: 17 & 19.XI.1973, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1974/1999*

CD 4 74.17
Gustav Holst
A Choral Symphony Op.41/H155 (Keats)
1 Prelude: Invocation to Pan 2.55
2 I. Song and Bacchanal 9.56
3 II. Ode on a Grecian Urn 12.53
4 III. Scherzo: Fancy – Folly’s Song 5.27
5 IV. Finale 18.49
Dame Felicity Palmer soprano
London Philharmonic Choir chorus master John Alldis
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: 5, 7 & 9.III.1974, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker
P 1974/1985*
Sir Arthur Bliss 1891–1975
Music for Strings
6 I. Allegro moderato, energico 8.05
7 II. Andante, molto sostenuto – Poco allegretto (flowing) – Tempo I 9.17
8 III. Allegro molto – Allegro con spirito – Allegro molto – Presto 6.38
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: 20.XI.1973 & 20.II.1974, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1974/1999*
Recorded in the presence of the composer

CD 5 58.09
Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry 1848–1918
Symphony No.5 in B minor
1 I. Stress: Slow – Allegro – Tempo I – 6.10
2 II. Love: Lento 5.06
3 III. Play: Vivace – Tranquillo – Vivace – 4.11
4 IV. Now: Moderato – Tranquillo 7.40
5 Blest Pair of Sirens (Milton) 10.55
6 Symphonic Variations 13.18
7 Elegy for Brahms 10.23
London Philharmonic Choir chorus master John Alldis (5)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: 21–23.XII.1966 (5), 4, 9, 19.X & 20.XII.1978, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1967 (5), 1979/1987*

CD 6 72.19
Sir William Walton 1902–1983
1 Crown Imperial – Coronation March (1937) 8.36
2 Orb and Sceptre – Coronation March (1953) 6.51
Recorded: 10.I.1977, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1977/1995*
3 Portsmouth Point Overture 5.54
Recorded: 27.VII.1967, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Anthony C. Griffith • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1967/2002*
Jeremiah Clarke 1674–1707
4 Trumpet Voluntary (arr. Henry J. Wood) 2.44
Rodney Webb trumpet
Recorded: 3.VIII.1967, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Anthony C. Griffith • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling P 1967/2013*
Trad arr. Stanford Robinson 1904–1984
5 The British Grenadiers 3.35
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: 3.VIII.1967, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Anthony C. Griffith • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling P 1967/2013*
Henry Walford Davies 1869–1941
6 Royal Air Force March Past 3.10
Kenneth Alford 1881–1945 after Henry Purcell 1659–1695
7 Lilliburlero – March 1.47
Kenneth Alford 1881–1945
8 Colonel Bogey – March 4.10
Eric Coates 1886–1957
9 Dambusters March 4.05
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: 4.VIII.1967, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Anthony C. Griffith • Balance engineer: Neville Boyling P 1967/2013*
George Butterworth 1885–1916
10 A Shropshire Lad – Rhapsody 8.28
Hallé Orchestra
Recorded: 5.III.1942, Houldsworth Hall, Manchester
Producer: Walter Legge • Balance engineer: Arthur Clarke P 2013*
Dame Ethel Smyth 1858–1944
11 Entente cordiale – Interlude (Two interlinked French folk melodies) 4.35
12 Fête galante – Minuet 4.46
Light Symphony Orchestra
Recorded: 3.III.1939, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Joseph Batten • Balance engineer: Arthur Clarke P 2013*
Sir William Walton
13 Crown Imperial – Coronation March (1937) 8.17
Berkeley Mason organ
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Recorded: 16.IV.1937, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood • Balance engineer: Arthur Clarke P 2013*
14 Portsmouth Point Overture 5.15
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Recorded: 3.XII.1936, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Lawrance Collingwood • Balance engineer: Arthur Clarke P 2013*

CD 7 69.12
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
Orchestral Suite No.3 in G Op.55
1 I. Elégie: Andantino molto cantabile 8.53
2 II. Valse mélancolique: Allegro moderato 5.45
3 III. Scherzo: Presto 4.26
IV. Tema con variazioni (Rodney Friend solo violin)
4 Tema (Andante con moto) – 0.53
5 Variazione I (Tempo del tema) – 0.52
6 Variazione II (Molto più mosso) – 0.37
7 Variazione III (Tempo del tema – 0.55
8 Variazione IV (Tempo del tema) – 1.12
9 Variazione V (Allegro risoluto) – 1.14
10 Variazione VI (Allegro vivace) – 0.32
11 Variazione VII (Moderato) – 0.48
12 Variazione VIII (Largo) – 1.00
13 Variazione IX (Allegro molto vivace) – 1.03
14 Variazione X (Allegro vivo e un poco rubato) – 2.19
15 Variazione XI (Moderato mosso) – 1.46
16 Variazione XII: Finale (Polacca: Moderato assai) 6.00
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: 12, 14 & 17.VI.1974, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Robert Gooch P 1975/1989*
17 Capriccio italien Op.45 16.28
18 Marche slave Op.31 9.57
19 Mazeppa – Gopak (Act II) 3.51
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: 25, 28.IV & 1.V.1974, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1975/1995*

CD8 76.45
Mikhail Glinka 1804–1857
1 Ruslan and Ludmila – Overture 5.45
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
2 Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture 19.11
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: 22–23.X.1966, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Anthony C. Griffith • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1968/1989*
The Nutcracker – Suite Op.71a
3 I. Ouverture miniature 3.00
II. Danses caractéristiques
4 a. Marche: Tempo di marcia viva 2.21
5 b. Danse de la fee dragée: Andante non troppo 1.46
6 c. Danse russe – Trepak: Tempo di Trepak, molto vivace 1.09
7 d. Danse arabe: Allegretto 2.59
8 e. Danse chinoise: Allegro moderato 1.11
9 f. Danse des mirlitons: Moderato assai 2.36
10 Pas de deux (No.14a from the complete ballet Op.71) 4.21
11 III. Valse des fleurs 6.17
The Sleeping Beauty Op.66 – Suite
12 I. Introduction – March (Prologue, No.1) 6.03
13 II. Waltz (Act I, No.6) 4.18
III. Divertissement (Act III)
14 a. Pas de caractère (Puss in Boots and the White Cat) (No.24) 1.47
15 b. Polacca (No.22) 4.09
16 c. Pas de deux (Variation 2 – Aurora) (No.28) 1.41
17 d. Pas d’action (Aurora’s Variation) (Act I, No.8c) 2.53
18 e. Pas d’action (Adagio) (Act I, No.8) 5.10
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: 8–11.VIII.1967, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Brian B. Culverhouse • Balance engineer: Peter Bown P 1967/2013*

CD9 74.12
1 1812 Overture Op.29 16.57
Recorded: 28.II.1967, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Anthony C. Griffith • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1968/1989*
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 1844–1908
The Snow Maiden
2 Dance of the Tumblers (Act III) 3.59
Recorded: 22–23.X.1966, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Anthony C. Griffith • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1968/1989*
Mlada
3 Procession of the Nobles (Act III) 4.43
Capriccio espagnol Op.34
4 I. Alborada – 1.13
5 II. Variazioni – 4.24
6 III. Alborada – 1.14
7 IV. Scena e canto gitano – 5.11
8 V. Fandango asturiano 3.27
Recorded: 25, 28.IV & 1.V.1974, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Christopher Bishop • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1975/1995*
Igor Stravinsky 1882–1971
9 Circus Polka 3.08
Recorded: 27.VII.1967, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Anthony C. Griffith • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1968/2013*
Bedrˇich Smetana 1824–1884
The Bartered Bride
10 Overture 7.00
11 Polka (Act I) 4.23
12 Furiant (Act II) 2.08
13 Dance of the Comedians (Act III) 4.21
14 Má vlast – Vltava 11.59
Recorded: 22–23.X.1966, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Anthony C Griffith • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker P 1966/2013*
London Philharmonic Orchestra

CD10 60.39
Amilcare Ponchielli 1834–1886
1 La Gioconda – Dance of the Hours 8.34
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari 1876–1948
2 I gioielli della Madonna – Intermezzo 3.22
Manuel de Falla 1876–1946
3 El amor brujo – Ritual Fire Dance 3.31
Camille Saint-Saëns 1835–1921
4 Danse macabre 6.27
Josef Franz Wagner 1856–1908
5 Under the Double Eagle – March 3.09
Carl Teike 1864–1922
6 Alte Kamaraden 3.51
George Gershwin 1898–1937
7 Cuban Overture 10.19
John William Steffe 1830–1890
8 The Battle Hymn of the Republic 3.36
John Philip Sousa 1854–1932
9 The Stars and Stripes Forever – March 4.04
10 The Washington Post – March 3.03
11 El Capitan – March 2.16
12 The Liberty Bell – March 3.27
Charles Zimmerman 1861–1916
13 Anchors Aweigh – March 2.41
Richard Rodgers 1902–1979
14 Victory at Sea – Guadalcanal March 2.13
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded: 28 (2), 29 (1 & 14).VII, 3 (3, 4, 7, 9) & 4 (5, 6, 8–13).VIII.1967, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Producer: Anthony C. Griffith • Balance engineer: Christopher Parker (1, 2, 14), Neville Boyling
P 1967/2013*
Compilation producer: Richard J. Bradburn
Design: Jeremy Tilston for WLP Ltd.
Photos (cover and page 31): C Derek Allen
P as shown. Digital remastering P as shown.
This compilation P & C 2013 Warner Classics,
Warner Music UK Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company.

Sir Adrian Boult’s advocacy of English music perhaps overshadowed his protean abilities to secure stylish performances in a much wider range of repertoire. The first half of this collection focuses on Holst and Parry, music for which he cared deeply, but the second half shows a more playful side to his musical personality, in Russian Romantic dances, suites and overtures, and in the lighter repertoire of marches and intermezzi that was once staple fare and can still charm and entertain in equal measure. The final CD is a pot-pourri of popular orchestral works including marches from a variety of countries in Europe and the U.S.A. Many of these recordings are making their first appearance on CD.

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