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Adrian Boult (1889–1983)

Adrian Boult was born on April 8, 1889 in Chester, Cheshire, England. He is known for his work on Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Scoop (2006) and BBC: The Voice of Britain (1935). He died on February 23, 1983 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. See full bio »

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 1962 Lawrence of Arabia (conductor - as Sir Adrian Boult)
 1953 Elizabeth Is Queen (Documentary) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1951 Murder in the Cathedral (musical director - as Sir Adrian Boult)
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 2006 Scoop (performer: "Swan Lake Ballet Suite" - as Sir Adrian Boult)
 1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- It's the Arts (1969) ... (performer: "Nimrod" - uncredited)
 1963 Billy Liar (performer: "Scherzo from Concerto Symphonique No. 4, Op. 102" - uncredited)
 1955 Quatermass II (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Mars, Bringer of War")
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 1970 Sir Adrian Boult Conducts a Programme of English Music with London Philharmonic Orchestra (TV Movie)
Himself - Conductor (as Sir Adrian Boult)
 1965 Overture and Beginners (Documentary short)
 1945 Battle for Music
Himself (as Sir Adrian Boult)
 1935 BBC: The Voice of Britain (Documentary)
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 1972 Music on 2 (TV Series)
- Music Scrapbook (1972) ... Himself

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Other Works:

He conducted the first performance of Gustav Holst's "The Planets", but omitted "Venus and Neptune" from the score. (The complete work was first performed by conductor Albert Coates). But the complete "Planets" became Boult's signature piece as a conductor, not Coates', and over the years Boult recorded it no fewer than five ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Adrian Boult

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He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1937 King's Honours List and Companion of Honor in the 1969 Queen's Honours List for his services to music.

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