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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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 2
1990 Orchestral Works Aaron Copland; English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton 1
1991 Telemann Trumpet Concertos (English String Orchestra feat. conductor: William Boughton, trumpet: John Wallace) Georg Philipp Telemann; English String Orchestra, William Boughton, John Wallace 1
1991 The Planets / The Perfect Fool Gustav Holst; Philharmonia Orchestra, William Boughton 1
1994 The Eight Symphonies William Boyce; English String Orchestra, William Boughton 1
Pelleas and other Orchestral Music Sibelius; English String Orchestra, William Boughton 1
Works for String Orchestra Elgar; English String Orchestra, William Boughton 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 The Spirit of England William Boughton, English Symphony Orchestra, English String Orchestra 1
Popular Operatic Overtures Philharmonia Orchestra, William Boughton 1

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