One of the twentieth century's best-loved conductors, Sir Adrian Boult often wrote and broadcast on music during the course of his long life. His style of expression, whether writing, speaking or conducting, was always concerned with directness of communication. Boult on Music assembles the most important of Sir Adrian's broadcast essays and talks, exploring many aspects of his art. He discusses composers he knew and worked with, like Elgar and Vaughan Williams, as well as such figures as Schubert and Bach. He examines the craft of his conducting colleagues, like Toscanini, Wood, Nikisch and Beecham, and of fellow musicians like Menuhin and Casals. He also turns his attention to the problems and practicalities of the conductor's task.