BOULT & the BBC SO Vol. 2

This week we return to our series featuring Sir Adrian Boult’s prewar recordings with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, of which he was the first music director. This release focuses on music of the early Romantic period, and the kind of colorful, exciting overtures that used to be a staple as symphonic concert openers and in outdoor bandshell performances, but which has almost completely disappeared from the repertoire over the past several decades. 

With music from Auber, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Nicolai, Schumann, Suppé and Weber come a number of recordings by composers for which these were his only ever recordings - and, among this release, around half of all these recordings have never been reissued before!

We also celebrate the 142nd birthday this week of Leopold Stokowski, with a special automatic discount on all of our recordings of his conducting.