BBC Proms 1974, August 13: Sir Adrian Boult conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Béla Dekany, leader) & the BBC Singers (ladies) in Holst’s Planets and – encore – Eric Coates’s Dambusters March. Jan 3, 2023 | Videos | 1 comment Sir Adrian still had his fifth recording of The Planets to make, LPO for HMV. The first half of this Prom was conducted by the not-yet-knighted Colin Davis: Beethoven Leonore No.1 and Bartók Piano Concerto 3 (Stephen Kovacevich). Sad news – Béla Dekany, former leader of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (appointed in 1969, sharing with Eli Goren, covering the Boulez, Rozhdestvensky and Pritchard years), has died at the age of 96. 1 Comment canderson on January 3, 2023 at 3:35 pm http://www.colinscolumn.com/eloquence-releases-sir-adrian-boult-the-decca-legacy-three-volumes-1-british-music-2-baroque-sacred-music-3-19th-20th-century-music/ Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.