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The English conductor Adrian Boult was born in Chester on 8 April 1889 and died in London on 22 February 1983. He was championing British music early in his career, a cause for which his subsequent career gave him a unique opportunity: conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra for 20 years, and musical director of the BBC from 1930 to 1942.
Book review. Hugely Atmospheric - Jessica Duchen's new novel 'Ghost Variations', highly recommended by Alice McVeigh
CD Spotlight. Genuine Profundity - Annie Fischer plays Mozart and Bartók, appreciated by Béla Hartmann. 'Her phrasing makes even the most complex and profound passages instantly understandable ...'
CD Spotlight. Nostalgic and Enthralling - A Joan Sutherland portrait, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... a fitting tribute to the singing legend from Australia ...'
An Ever-Active Hive - Robert Anderson examines the latest score from Acuta Music
A Golden Treasury - Havergal Brian on European and American music, read by Patric Standford
CD Spotlight. Fifty Years - Celebrating Lyrita's recordings of British music, by George Balcombe. '... a meticulous reproduction of orchestral sound ...'
Ensemble. Perfectly Measured - Bill Newman listens to Aldo Ciccolini
A Stressful Collaboration - Gerard Schurmann describes his involvement with the music score for 'Lawrence of Arabia'
Rui dos Reis - Jennifer Paull interviews and investigates the Portuguese composer-pianist
A straight line career path - Conductor Kenneth Montgomery talks to Maria Nockin about his life, his music and upcoming events
Episodes from a memory bank - Basil Cameron. Bill Newman looks back at undeservedly neglected musicians.