Adrian Boult was a hugely important British conductor, and has a vast discography running from 1920 to 1978. He began recording acoustically for the Gramophone Company, followed by Edison Bell, then electrically for Vocalion, before extensive associations with EMI, Decca and Lyrita.

Humperdinck – Hansel and Gretel – excerpts
British Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Humperdinck – Hansel and Gretel – Overture – Boult
Humperdinck – Hansel and Gretel – Hexenritt – Boult
Humperdinck – Hansel and Gretel – Traum Pantomime – Boult

(mp3 files – click to play, or right click the link, then select “Save as”)

His Master’s Voice D 591, D 617
Matrices Cc 624-II, 625-II, 1069-III, Cc 1070-II (3-0690, 3-0691, 3-0718, 3-0719)
Recorded 3rd November 1921 (Overture) and 6th March 1922, Hayes, Room 1

Wagner – Der fliegende Holländer – Overture
Festival Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Wagner – Flying Dutchman – Overture – Boult
(mp3 file – click to play, or right click the link, then select “Save as”)

Vocalion K-05296
Matrices M.0325, M.0326
Recorded 9th March 1927, Kingsway Hall, London

Wagner – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Procession of Masters
Festival Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Wagner – The Mastersingers – Procession of Masters – Boult
(mp3 file – click to play, or right click the link, then select “Save as”)

Vocalion K-05302
Matrix M.0393
Recorded 5th May 1927, Kingsway Hall, London

 

Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Nocturne
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult
Aubrey Brain, horn

His Master’s Voice DA 1318
Matrices 0B 4168-II, 4169-I (30-10615/6)
Recorded 6th April 1933

Elgar – Imperial March Op.32
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Mediafire link for Holst – Planets – excerpts – Macmillan
(This is a zip file – left click the link, download the file, then unzip when downloaded)

Victor album DM929, 11-8303/6 (auto-coupling)
(Standard coupling on 11-84121/5)
Matrix 2EA-1054-1A
Recorded 16th April 1937This was used as a filler side for the Victor set of Ernest Macmillan’s recording of four movements from Holst’s The Planets