William Boughton

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William Boughton is an English conductor.

Boughton has guest conducted with many of the world’s leading orchestras from San Francisco to Helsinki. As founder, artistic and music director with the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO), Boughton developed the orchestra’s repertoire through the Viennese classics to contemporary music. Together, he and the ESO built an impressive discography of internationally acclaimed recordings with Nimbus Records, a number of which have reached the top ten in the US charts. He has also recorded with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestras.

Boughton is currently the music director for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 A Shropshire Lad / The Banks of Green Willow Butterworth, Parry, Bridge; English String Orchestra, William Boughton 4 1
1987 Love's Labours Lost Suite / Clarinet Concerto / Prelude / Romance Gerald Finzi; Alan Hacker, William Boughton, English String Orchestra 1
1988 Orchestral Favourites, Volume 7: Pomp and Circumstance Marches / The Wand of Youth / Bavarian Dances Elgar; English String Orchestra, William Boughton 3
1989 Enigma Variations / Cockaigne and Froissart Overtures Elgar; English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton 1
1989 The Wasps / The Lark Ascending / Florida Suite / Summer Evening Vaughan Williams, Delius; English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton, Michael Bochmann 2
1990 Orchestral Works Copland; English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton 1
1991 Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 / Chamber Symphony Shostakovich; English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton, Martin Jones, Graham Ashton 1
1991 The Planets / The Perfect Fool Gustav Holst; Philharmonia Orchestra, William Boughton 1
1991 Trumpet Concertos Telemann; English String Orchestra, William Boughton, John Wallace 1
1992 Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor / Saint‐Saëns: Cello Concerto no. 1 in A minor Dvořák, Saint‐Saëns; London Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton, Alexander Michejew 1
1992 Orchestral Favourites, Volume II: Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3 / Walton Music from Henry V / Wiren Serenade for Strings / Ireland Minuet from A Dowland Suite / Arensky Tchaikovsky Variations / Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile English String Orchestra, William Boughton 1
1992 Tippett: Corelli Fantasia / Little Music for Strings / L. Berkeley: Serenade / M. Berkeley: Coronach Sir Michael Tippett, Sir Lennox Berkeley, Michael Berkeley; English String Orchestra, William Boughton 1
1994 Six Grand Overtures, op. 18 Johann Christian Bach; English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton 1
1994 The Eight Symphonies William Boyce; English String Orchestra, William Boughton 1
1995 Orchestral Favourites, Volume 1: Pachelbel's "Canon" English String Orchestra, William Boughton 1
Orchestral Favourites, Volume III Ralph Vaughan Williams; English String Orchestra, William Boughton 1
Pelleas and other Orchestral Music Sibelius; English String Orchestra, William Boughton 1
Works for String Orchestra Vaughan Williams; English String Orchestra, William Boughton, Maurice Bourgue 1
Works for String Orchestra Elgar; English String Orchestra, William Boughton 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Stravinsky: Apollon musagète / Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra Stravinsky, Tippett; English String Orchestra, William Boughton 1
1989 The Spirit of England William Boughton, English Symphony Orchestra, English String Orchestra 1
1993 An English Suite Finzi, Parry, Bridge; English String Orchestra, William Boughton, Martin Jones 1
Popular Operatic Overtures Philharmonia Orchestra, William Boughton 1

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