B1049. Sir ADRIAN BOULT C. H. My Own Trumpet. North Pomfret, VT, Hamish Hamilton, 1974. 213pp. Index; Lists of Performances; Photos; DJ.
“Forced to leave the BBC in 1950 on reaching retirement age, Boult took on the chief conductorship of the LPO. The orchestra had declined from its peak of the 1930s, but under his guidance its fortunes were revived. He retired as its chief conductor in 1957, and later accepted the post of president. Although in the latter part of his career he worked with other orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and his former orchestra, the BBC Symphony, it was the LPO with which he was primarily associated, conducting it in concerts and recordings until 1978, in what was widely called his ‘Indian Summer’.”
- Ned Ludd