Composer of The Immortal Hour, Rutland Boughton was born on 23 January 1878 in Aylesbury, England, and is remembered for, amongst other things, an attempt to create an English Bayreuth at Glastonbury. His long life ended in London on 24 January 1960. Peter Dale wrote about Boughton here in October 1999, where you can hear extracts from Boughton's 3rd symphony and his oboe concerto.
A selection of M&V articles about Rutland Boughton
Ensemble. Cogent Achievements - Peter Maxwell Davies' tenth symphony and other British music, heard by Roderic Dunnett
CD Spotlight. Unjustly Neglected - Orchestral tone poems by Boughton and Bainton impress Robert Anderson. '... performed with conviction and sensitivity ...'
CD Spotlight. Murder Accomplished - Rutland Boughton's 'The Queen of Cornwall' impresses Robert Anderson. '... a brave attempt ...'