Adrian Boult Birthday, Date of Birth

Adrian Boult

Sir Adrian Cedric Boult, CH (; 8 April 1889 – 22 February 1983) was an English conductor. Brought up in a prosperous mercantile family, he followed musical studies in England and at Leipzig, Germany, with early conducting work in London for the Royal Opera House and Sergei Diaghilev's ballet company. His first prominent post was conductor of the City of Birmingham Orchestra in 1924. When the British Broadcasting Corporation appointed him director of music in 1930, he established the BBC Symphony Orchestra and became its chief conductor. The orchestra set standards of excellence that were rivalled in Britain only by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), founded two years later.

Forced to leave the BBC in 1950 on reaching retirement age, Boult took on the chief conductorship of the LPO. The orchestra had declined from its peak of the 1930s, but under his guidance its fortunes were revived. He retired as its chief conductor in 1957, and later accepted the post of president. Although in the latter part of his career he worked with other orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and his former orchestra, the BBC Symphony, it was the LPO with which he was primarily associated, conducting it in concerts and recordings until 1978, in what was widely called his "Indian Summer".

Boult was known for his championing of British music. He gave the first performance of his friend Gustav Holst's The Planets, and introduced new works by, among others, Elgar, Bliss, Britten, Delius, Rootham, Tippett, Vaughan Williams and Walton. In his BBC years he introduced works by foreign composers, including Bartók, Berg, Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Webern. A modest man who disliked the limelight, Boult felt as comfortable in the recording studio as on the concert platform, making recordings throughout his career. From the mid-1960s until his retirement after his last sessions in 1978 he recorded extensively for EMI. As well as a series of recordings that have remained in the catalogue for three or four decades, Boult's legacy includes his influence on prominent conductors of later generations, including Colin Davis and Vernon Handley.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Monday, April 8, 1889
Place of Birth
Chester
Age
132
Star Sign

The April 8, 1889 was a Monday under the star sign of . It was the 97 day of the year. President of the United States was Benjamin Harrison.

If you were born on this day, you are 132 years old. Your last birthday was on the Thursday, April 8, 2021, 4 days ago. Your next birthday is on Friday, April 8, 2022, in 360 days. You have lived for 48,216 days, or about 1,157,202 hours, or about 69,432,178 minutes, or about seconds.

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8th of April 1889 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on April 8, 1889

DESIGNING A RACER.; AN AMERICAN 70-FOOT YACHT WILL PROBABLY MEET THE VALKYRIE.

Date: 09 April 1889

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Obituary 1 -- No Title

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CITY AND SUBURBAN NEWS; NEW-YORK. BROOKLYN. STATEN ISLAND. WESTCHESTER COUNTY. NEW-JERSEY.

Date: 09 April 1889

Dower Right in W. J. Price's Estate Sustained; Supreme Court Decision

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DESERTING M'ALLISTER.; THERE IS TALK OF DEPOSING HIM FROM HIS SOCIAL DICTATORSHIP.

Date: 09 April 1889

Centennial Ball Scandal a Blow to His Social Leadership

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ARMY AND NAVY NEWS.

Date: 09 April 1889

Court-martialed for Assaulting Gov. Beaver

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A NEWSPAPER AT HOME; "THE TIMES" AT LAST IN ITS NEW QUARTERS. THE ROOMS WHERE ITS BUSINESS IS TO BE CONDUCTED AND EDITORIAL AND MECHANICAL WORK PERFORMED.

Date: 08 April 1889

NEW YORK TIMES'S Building; Business, Editorial, and Mechanical Work Rooms Described

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CITY AND SUBURBAN NEWS; NEW-YORK. BROOKLYN. LONG ISLAND. NEW-JERSEY.

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NEWS ABOUT ATHLETES.

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GOOD NEWS FOR THE CHILDREN.

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short Supply

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A HARRISON MACHINE?

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In Interest of a "Machine"; Retrospect

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