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Happy Birthday Sir Adrian!


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This Sunday is the 90th birthday of Sir Adrian Boult, founder-conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, friend of Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Holst and one of Britain's most loved and respected musicians.
This programme uses recordings of Sir Adrian's own voice from radio and film archives to link a programme of music conducted by him, including the march from ' Things to Come ' by BLISS, ballet music from ' The Perfect Fool' by HOLST, an excerpt from ' Job' by VAUGHAN WILLIAMS and Romance in F by BEETHOVEN in which the soloist is Yehudi Menuhin. Introduced by Owain Arwel Hughes Played by the LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Music sequences directed by BRIAN LARGE and ROY TIPPING
Executive producer HERBERT CHAPPELL Produced by RON ISTED
(Sir Adrian's Desert Island Discs tomorrow on Radio 4UK and 90th Birthday Concert on Sunday, Radio 3)


Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin.
Introduced By: Owain Arwel Hughes
Editor: Mike Goldsmith
Directed By: Brian Large
Producer: Herbert Chappell
Produced By: Ron Isted

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Happy Birthday Sir Adrian!

BBC Two England, 6 April 1979 22.15

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