John Barbirolli
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1899-12-02
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John Barbirolli

John Barbirolli Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir John Barbirolli, CH (2 December 1899 – 29 July 1970), né Giovanni Battista Barbirolli, was a British conductor and cellist. He is remembered above all as conductor of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, which he helped save from dissolution in 1943 and conducted for the rest of his life. Earlier in his career he was Arturo Toscanini's successor as music director of the New York Philharmonic, serving from 1936 to 1943. He was also chief conductor of the Houston Symphony from 1961 to 1967, and was a guest conductor of many other orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic, with all of which he made recordings.

Born in London of Italian and French parentage, Barbirolli grew up in a family of professional musicians. After starting out as a cellist, he was given the chance to conduct, from 1926 with the British National Opera Company, and then with Covent Garden's touring company. On taking up the conductorship of the Hallé he had less opportunity to work in the opera house, but in the 1950s he conducted productions of works by Verdi, Wagner, Gluck, and Puccini at Covent Garden with such success that he was invited to become the company's permanent musical director, an invitation he declined. Late in his career he made several recordings of operas, of which his 1967 set of Puccini's Madama Butterfly for EMI is probably the best known.

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Proms 1969: Prom 20
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Royal Albert Hall
1969-08-09T16:46:33
9
Aug
1969

Proms 1969: Prom 20

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1969: Prom 19
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Royal Albert Hall
1969-08-08T16:46:33
8
Aug
1969

Proms 1969: Prom 19

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1968: Prom 21 - Viennese Music
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Royal Albert Hall
1968-08-10T16:46:33
10
Aug
1968

Proms 1968: Prom 21 - Viennese Music

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1968: Prom 20
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/egzp6q
Royal Albert Hall
1968-08-09T16:46:33
9
Aug
1968

Proms 1968: Prom 20

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1967: Prom 23
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e82fxj
Royal Albert Hall
1967-08-16T16:46:33
16
Aug
1967

Proms 1967: Prom 23

Royal Albert Hall

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