SIR ADRIAN BOULT CONDUCTS BRAHMS & ELGAR - BOULT; BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sir Adrian Boult conducts Elgar & Brahms
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36
George Thalben-Ball (organ)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult
Sir Adrian Boult (1889–1983), one of the great British conductors of the 20th century, who studied under the legendary Arthur Nikisch in Berlin which make his Brahms interpretations so special.
This fiery 1976 Prom stereo broadcast of Brahms 1 is the only authorised live account available. He recorded the symphony three times in the studio.
The live stereo broadcast of Elgar’s Enigma Variations was sourced from the Royal Albert Hall Centenary Concert on 29 March 1971 and features the alternative organ part played by George Thalben-Ball, one of the most celebrated organists of his time.
The CD is completed by an extract of an interview Boult gave on the occasion of his 85th birthday where he talks about the art of interpretation.