John Barbirolli

Conductor and cellist. Born 2 December 1899. Died 29 July 1970
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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Edward Elgar
Softly and gently (The Dream of Gerontius, Op 38)
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Softly and gently (The Dream of Gerontius, Op 38)
Hector Berlioz
L'île inconnue (Les Nuits d'été)
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L'île inconnue (Les Nuits d'été)
Edward Elgar
Sea Slumber Song (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
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Sea Slumber Song (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
Maurice Ravel
Shéhérazade: L'indifférent
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Shéhérazade: L'indifférent
Gustav Mahler
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)
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Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)
Edward Elgar
Where corals lie (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
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Where corals lie (Sea Pictures, Op 37)
Giacomo Puccini
Vogliatemi bene, un bene piccolino (Madama Butterfly)
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Vogliatemi bene, un bene piccolino (Madama Butterfly)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze
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Sheep May Safely Graze
Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: I. Adagio - Moderato
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Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: I. Adagio - Moderato
Joseph Haydn
Concerto For Cello In D Major, Adagio
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Concerto For Cello In D Major, Adagio

Concerto For Cello In D Major, Adagio

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London Sympony Orchestra
Hector Berlioz
Villanelle (Les Nuits d'été, Op 7)
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Villanelle (Les Nuits d'été, Op 7)
Hector Berlioz
Les Nuits d'été: V. Au cimetière
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Les Nuits d'été: V. Au cimetière
John Ireland
A London Overture
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A London Overture
Giacomo Puccini
Un bel dì vedremo (Madam Butterfly)
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Un bel dì vedremo (Madam Butterfly)
Edward Elgar
Pomp and Circumstance March No 5 in C major, Op 39
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Pomp and Circumstance March No 5 in C major, Op 39
Jacqueline du Pré
Cello Concerto In E Minor
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Cello Concerto In E Minor
Maurice Ravel
Pavane de la belle au bois dormant (Ma mère l'oye)
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Pavane de la belle au bois dormant (Ma mère l'oye)
Edward Elgar
Enigma Variations, Op 36 (Variation 11, 'G.R.S')
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Enigma Variations, Op 36 (Variation 11, 'G.R.S')
Felix Mendelssohn
The Hebrides, Op 26
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The Hebrides, Op 26
Edward Elgar
Ist Movement: Adagio - Moderato (Cello Concerto in E minor)
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Ist Movement: Adagio - Moderato (Cello Concerto in E minor)
Hector Berlioz
Les Nuits d'été, op. 7: ii. Le Spectre de la Rose
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Les Nuits d'été, op. 7: ii. Le Spectre de la Rose
Frederick Delius
Irmelin (Prelude)
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Irmelin (Prelude)
Edward Elgar
Symphony No.1 - Lento Allegro
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Symphony No.1 - Lento Allegro
Gustav Mahler
Um Mitternacht (Rückert-Lieder)
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Um Mitternacht (Rückert-Lieder)
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor (4th mvt, 'Adagietto')
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Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor (4th mvt, 'Adagietto')
Gustav Mahler
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Ruckert-Lieder)
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Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Ruckert-Lieder)
Johannes Brahms
Academic Festival Overture
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Academic Festival Overture

Academic Festival Overture

Orchestra
New Philhamonia Orchestra
Edward Elgar
Sospiri, Op.70
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Sospiri, Op.70
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 2 - "A London Symphony"
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Symphony No. 2 - "A London Symphony"
Edvard Grieg
Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 3
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Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 3
Edward Elgar
Sea Pictures Op.37 , No.s 3,4 & 5
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Sea Pictures Op.37 , No.s 3,4 & 5
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic dance Op.64 no.1
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Symphonic dance Op.64 no.1
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Symphony No.5 - Scherzo
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Symphony No.5 - Scherzo
Jean Sibelius
Karelia Suite: I. Intermezzo
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Karelia Suite: I. Intermezzo
Edward Elgar
Enigma Variations, Op 36 (Variation 9, 'Nimrod')
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Enigma Variations, Op 36 (Variation 9, 'Nimrod')
Maurice Ravel
Petit Poucet (Ma mère l'oye)
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Petit Poucet (Ma mère l'oye)
George Frideric Handel
Omra mai fu (Serse)
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Omra mai fu (Serse)
Edward Elgar
Softly and Gently (The Dream of Gerontius)
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Softly and Gently (The Dream of Gerontius)
Johann Strauss II
Champagne Polka
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Champagne Polka
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Concerto for oboe and strings
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Concerto for oboe and strings
Giacomo Puccini
Vogliatemi bene (Madam Butterfly)
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Vogliatemi bene (Madam Butterfly)
Gustav Mahler
Symphony no.2 in C minor "Resurrection" ..., 4th mvt; Urlicht
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Symphony no.2 in C minor "Resurrection" ..., 4th mvt; Urlicht
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Proms 1969: Prom 20
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Royal Albert Hall
1969-08-09T01:32:20
9
Aug
1969

Proms 1969: Prom 20

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1969: Prom 19
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Royal Albert Hall
1969-08-08T01:32:20
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Aug
1969

Proms 1969: Prom 19

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1968: Prom 21 - Viennese Music
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Royal Albert Hall
1968-08-10T01:32:20
10
Aug
1968

Proms 1968: Prom 21 - Viennese Music

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1968: Prom 20
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Royal Albert Hall
1968-08-09T01:32:20
9
Aug
1968

Proms 1968: Prom 20

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1967: Prom 23
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Royal Albert Hall
1967-08-16T01:32:20
16
Aug
1967

Proms 1967: Prom 23

Royal Albert Hall

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