Adrian Boult (1889-1983)
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The 18 greatest conductors of all time
18. Adrian Boult (1889-1983)
Rising to fame as conductor of the City of Birmingham Orchestra in 1924, Boult famously moved very little on the podium. In 1978, meeting Mark Elder backstage after a concert, Boult said to the young conductor, "I see you're one of the sweaty ones."