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Boult, Adrian Cedric, Sir, 1889 - 1983 (Knight, conductor)


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1889-1983. Ed. Westminster School and Christ Church College, Oxford (D. Mus 1914). Student at Leipzig Conservatory, 1912-13. Musical Director of City of Birmingham Orchestra, 1924-1930. First conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, 1930-1950. Associate conductor of the Proms, 1942-50. Musical Director of Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, 1950-1957. Promoter of new music. Teacher at the Royal College of Music.

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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


E. J. Dent and 'Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail', 1951 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCSC/2/5
Scope and Contents The file contains:- Typescript memoir [by J. B. Trend] written after Dent’s death, 23 Aug. 1957, including reference to Dent's religious beliefs; - Typescript translations of parts of Act II of Mozart's opera 'Die Entfuhrung' [by Edward Dent] for the Royal College of Music, Apr. 1951;- Draft of a letter from Carey to Adrian Boult concerning Dent’s life and lack of honours, and a typescript reply from Boult to Carey, 16 Aug. 1955, referring to a letter not enclosed (presumably...
Dates: 1951 - 1957

Letter from Adrian [Boult] to Edward Dent, 1937-08-25

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EJD/4/50
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter signed, written in response to Dent's circular about the Madame Busoni fund.

Dates: 1937-08-25

Letter from Adrian Boult to JTS, 1950-10-04

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JTS/2/21
Scope and Contents

1 typed letter signed with autograph manuscript addition.

Dates: 1950-10-04