(performer: "Swan Lake Ballet Suite" - as Sir Adrian Boult)
(TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Mars, Bringer of War")
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 ...
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.