The Conductor Files

Stephen Johnson delves into the BBC's written and sound arcHIVes to examine the musical achievements of three of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's chief conductors.

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Colin Davis20050206

Stephen Johnson continues his series highlighting the musical achievements of three of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's chief conductors, with the aid of the BBC's written and sound arcHIVes.

In the final programme he introduces works recorded by Colin Davis during his tenure with the Orchestra, in the economically difficult years of the late 1960s.

0101Adrian Boult20031102

In the first programme he introduces the man who saw the Orchestra through some of its stormiest years during the first twenty years of its existence, Adrian Boult.

0102Malcolm Sargent2003110920050123

In the second programme he introduces recordings made by Adrian Boult's flamboyant successor - Malcolm Sargent.

0103 LASTColin Davis2003111620050130

In the final programme he introduces works recorded by Colin Davis during his tenure with the Orchestra, in the economically difficult years of the late 1960s.