Sir John Barbirolli, CH

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John Barbirolli

Birthdate: (70)
Death: July 29, 1970 (70)
Immediate Family:

Son of Lorenzo Barbirolli and Louise Marie Barbirolli
Husband of Marjorie Beryl Barbirolli
Brother of Rosa Gibilaro and Pietro Barbirolli

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Sir John Barbirolli, CH

Barbirolli was an English 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.

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Sir John Barbirolli, CH's Timeline

December 2, 1899
July 29, 1970
Age 70