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Boult, Sir Adrian

(bōlt), 1889–1983, English conductor. Boult studied conducting in Leipzig with Arthur Nikisch (1912–13). In 1930 he became conductor of the newly formed BBC Symphony Orchestra, and he was conductor of the London Philharmonic from 1950 to 1957. Boult led the premieres of many works by British composers and is considered an authoritative interpreter of Elgar and Vaughan Williams. He wrote A Handbook on the Technique of Conducting (1968). Boult was knighted in 1937.


See his autobiography, My Own Trumpet (1973).

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