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Sir Adrian Boult: From Bach to Wagner [11 CDs]

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Die Ruinen von Athen - Incidental Music Op. 113
>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
>Suppe, Franz v. : Dichter und Bauer (Poet and Peasant), overture to the operetta
>Wagner, Richard : Faust Overture
>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi
>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried Idyll
>Wolf, Hugo : Italian Serenade for Orchestra
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
>Brahms, Johannes : Variations on a Theme of Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a "St. Anthony"
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73
>Brahms, Johannes : Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80
>Brahms, Johannes : Tragic Overture, Op. 81
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
>Brahms, Johannes : Serenade for orchestra no 1 in D major, Op. 11
>Brahms, Johannes : Serenade for orchestra no 2 in A major, Op. 16
>Brahms, Johannes : Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
Conductor Ensemble
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Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Sir Adrian Boult was born on April 8, 1889 in Chester and died on February 22, 1983 in London; hence, next year we mark 30 years his passing. This unique collection of recordings from the catalog of EMI Classics covers a broad range of musical works. With a total of 11 CDs, 48 performances and 10 different composers, From Bach to Wagner is truly special. Included are performances of J.S Bach's Brandenburg Concertos No. 1-6, Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F, selections from Wagner's Tristand Isolde, and Brahms' Symphonies No. 1-4. Performing, 4 of some of the greatest orchestras in Europe such as the London Philharmonic, the New Philharmonia Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Boult spent a year studying in Leipzig where he gained experience conducting for both the Royal Opera House, where he assisted in the first production there of Wagner's Parsifal. In 1930, the BBC made him director of music where he established the BBC Symphony Orchestra and became its chief conductor. He then became chief conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and finally retired in 1957. He worked with the other London Orchestras, but he was generally associated with LPO, which this set of recordings exemplifies. His repertoire included a broad range of music from Baroque to modern, but his main focus was the period from Mozart to Brahms. Although he retired, he continued conducting concerts and recording until 1978.

The Observer, 7th October 2012
A fine collection of his late, ripe performances of mainstream classics, mostly with the LPO in the 1970s. A fascinating picture emerges of performance styles in transition: from Bach's Brandenburgs with jolly recorders to Wagner extracts full of fire and energy...but the pearl is Boult's unbeatably powerful and perfectly paced Schubert Ninth, thrilling and full-bodied.



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter"
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1788

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner"
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1782

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807

>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1825-1828

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Die Ruinen von Athen - Incidental Music Op. 113 :: Schmükt die Altäre
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1811.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1811

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Die Ruinen von Athen - Incidental Music Op. 113 :: no 4 Marcia alla turca
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1811.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1811

>Strauss I (Senior), Johann : Radetzky March, Op. 228
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1848

>Franz von Suppé (Composer/Conductor) (1819 - 1895) : Dichter und Bauer (Poet and Peasant), overture to the operetta
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Wagner, Richard : Faust Overture
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1840

>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi :: Overture
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1838-1840

>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman :: Overture
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Overture
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Entry of the Guests (Grand March)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Prelude to Act 1
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Prelude - Act 3
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Prelude - Act 1
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Prelude - Act 3
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Overture
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Prelude - Act 3
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold :: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla (orchestral version)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853-1854

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: The Ride of the Valkyries (concert version)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried :: Forest murmurs (concert version)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung :: Siegfried's funeral march
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung :: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey (concert version)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal :: Prelude - Act 1
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal :: Transformation Music - Act 1
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal :: Prelude - Act 3
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal :: Good Friday music (concert version)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal :: Transformation Scene - Act 3
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried Idyll
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1870

>Wolf, Hugo : Italian Serenade for Orchestra
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1892.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1855-1876

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations on a Theme of Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a "St. Anthony"
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1877

>Brahms, Johannes : Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1879

>Brahms, Johannes : Tragic Overture, Op. 81
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880-1881

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1883

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Brahms, Johannes : Serenade for orchestra no 1 in D major, Op. 11
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1857-1858

>Brahms, Johannes : Serenade for orchestra no 2 in A major, Op. 16
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1857-60.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1857-1860

>Brahms, Johannes : Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869