Sir John Barbirolli

Real Name:
Giovanni Battista Barbirolli
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English conductor and cellist. Born 2 December 1899 in Holborn, London, England, UK. - Died 29 July 1970 in London, England, UK.
Original cellist in the newly formed The London Chamber Orchestra in 1921. Music Director of The New York Philharmonic Orchestra (1936-1943). He then helped save from dissolution Hallé Orchestra in 1943 becoming its conductor. He retired from Hallé in 1968, though he was given the title of Conductor Laureate for Life. Guest Conductor of many other orchestras.
Among Barbirolli's state awards were a British knighthood in 1949 and Companion of Honour in 1969; the Finnish Grand Star and Collar of Commander 1st Class of the Order of the White Rose in 1963; from Italy the Order of Merit in 1964; and from France, Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, 1966, and Officier de l'Ordre national du Mérite, 1968.
A commemorative blue plaque was placed on the wall of the Bloomsbury Park Hotel in Southampton Row in May 1993 to mark Barbirolli's birthplace. Barbirolli Square in Manchester is named in his honour and features a sculpture of him.
He was married to Evelyn Rothwell from 1939 to his death.
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D.B. 7217, D.B. 7218, D.B. 7219 Sir John Barbirolli - Concerto In A Major (K.V. 488) album art Arthur Rubinstein, The London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli* Arthur Rubinstein, The London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli* - Concerto In A Major (K.V. 488) (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice D.B. 7217, D.B. 7218, D.B. 7219 UK 1931 Sell This Version
H170, D.B.7242, D.B.7243, D.B.7244, D.B.7245 Sir John Barbirolli - Concerto No.1. In B Flat Minor, Op.23 (Pianoforte And Orchestra) album art Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Arthur Rubinstein, The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Sir John Barbirolli Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Arthur Rubinstein, The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Sir John Barbirolli - Concerto No.1. In B Flat Minor, Op.23 (Pianoforte And Orchestra) (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice H170, D.B.7242, D.B.7243, D.B.7244, D.B.7245 UK 1932 Sell This Version
D.B.2074, D.B.2075, D.B.2076 Sir John Barbirolli - Concerto In A Minor (A Moll), Op.16 album art Wilhelm Backhaus And The New Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By John Barbirolli*, Edvard Grieg Wilhelm Backhaus And The New Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By John Barbirolli*, Edvard Grieg - Concerto In A Minor (A Moll), Op.16 (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice D.B.2074, D.B.2075, D.B.2076 UK 1933 Sell This Version
DB 2199, DB 2200, DB 2201, DB 2202 Sir John Barbirolli - Concerto A-Dur, La Majeur (K. 219) album art Mozart*, Heifetz*, London Philharmonic Orchestra*, John Barbirolli* Mozart*, Heifetz*, London Philharmonic Orchestra*, John Barbirolli* - Concerto A-Dur, La Majeur (K. 219) (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice DB 2199, DB 2200, DB 2201, DB 2202 UK 1934 Sell This Version
D.B.2612, D.B.2613, D.B2614, D.B2615 Sir John Barbirolli - Concerto No 2 F-Moll Fa Mineur Op. 21 album art Alfred Cortot And The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Sir John Barbirolli / Chopin* Alfred Cortot And The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Sir John Barbirolli / Chopin* - Concerto No 2 F-Moll Fa Mineur Op. 21 (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice D.B.2612, D.B.2613, D.B2614, D.B2615 UK 1936 Sell This Version
D.B.3201, D.B.3202, D.B.3203, D.B.3204 Sir John Barbirolli - Chopin Op. 11 Concerto No 1 In E Minor For Pianoforte And Orchestra album art Chopin*, Arthur Rubinstein And The London Symphony Orchestra (Conducted By) John Barbirolli* Chopin*, Arthur Rubinstein And The London Symphony Orchestra (Conducted By) John Barbirolli* - Chopin Op. 11 Concerto No 1 In E Minor For Pianoforte And Orchestra (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice D.B.3201, D.B.3202, D.B.3203, D.B.3204 UK 1937 Sell This Version
AM 356 Sir John Barbirolli - Concerto In D Major (Opus 35) album art Tschaikowsky* / The London Philharmonic Orch.*, John Barbirolli* Tschaikowsky* / The London Philharmonic Orch.*, John Barbirolli* - Concerto In D Major (Opus 35) (Album) Victor Red Seal AM 356 US 1937 Sell This Version
AM 460 Sir John Barbirolli - Iberia (Images, No. 2) album art Debussy*, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of New York*, John Barbirolli* Debussy*, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of New York*, John Barbirolli* - Iberia (Images, No. 2)(2xShellac, 12" + Shellac, 12", S/Sided, Etch + Alb) Victor Red Seal AM 460 US 1938 Sell This Version
M-423 Sir John Barbirolli - Sibelius Symphony No. 2 In D Major album art John Barbirolli* Conducting The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York* John Barbirolli* Conducting The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York* - Sibelius Symphony No. 2 In D Major (Album) Columbia Masterworks M-423 US 1940 Sell This Version
DM-275 Sir John Barbirolli - Concerto No. 2, In D Minor For Violin And Orchestra (Opus 22) album art Wieniawski* - Jascha Heifetz And The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By John Barbirolli* Wieniawski* - Jascha Heifetz And The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By John Barbirolli* - Concerto No. 2, In D Minor For Violin And Orchestra (Opus 22) (Album) Victor Red Seal DM-275 Canada 1940 Sell This Version
M-490, M-MM-490, MM 490 Sir John Barbirolli - Concerto In B Flat K.595 album art Mozart*, Robert Casadesus With The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York*, John Barbirolli* Mozart*, Robert Casadesus With The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York*, John Barbirolli* - Concerto In B Flat K.595 (Album) Columbia M-490, M-MM-490, MM 490 US 1942 Sell This Version
X-226 Sir John Barbirolli - Opus 55 Theme And Variations (From Suite No. Three In G album art The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, John Barbirolli* The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, John Barbirolli* - Opus 55 Theme And Variations (From Suite No. Three In G(2xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia Masterworks X-226 US 1942 Sell This Version
ML 2003 Sir John Barbirolli - Concerto No. 1 In G Minor For Violin And Orchestra album art Max Bruch - Nathan Milstein, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by - Sir John Barbirolli Max Bruch - Nathan Milstein, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by - Sir John Barbirolli - Concerto No. 1 In G Minor For Violin And Orchestra (Album) Columbia ML 2003 US 1948 Sell This Version
C.7702 to C.7705 Sir John Barbirolli - Enigma Variations, Op. 36 album art The Hallé Orchestra*, John Barbirolli* - Elgar* The Hallé Orchestra*, John Barbirolli* - Elgar* - Enigma Variations, Op. 36(4xShellac, 12", Album) His Master's Voice C.7702 to C.7705 UK 1948 Sell This Version
ML 4121 Sir John Barbirolli - Serenade In C & Theme And Variations album art Eugene Ormandy Conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra / John Barbirolli* Conducts The New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Tchaikovski* Eugene Ormandy Conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra / John Barbirolli* Conducts The New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Tchaikovski* - Serenade In C & Theme And Variations(LP) Columbia Masterworks ML 4121 US 1949 Sell This Version
C.3895, C.3896, C.3897 Sir John Barbirolli - Sibelius: Symphony No 7 album art Sir John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra Sir John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra - Sibelius: Symphony No 7(3xShellac, 12", Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice C.3895, C.3896, C.3897 UK 1949 Sell This Version
D.B. 9469 / D.B. 9470 / D.B. 9471 Sir John Barbirolli - Symphony No. 83 in G Minor ("La Poule") album art Hallé Orchestra Cond. By Sir John Barbirolli Hallé Orchestra Cond. By Sir John Barbirolli - Symphony No. 83 in G Minor ("La Poule")(3xShellac, 12", Album, Aut) His Master's Voice D.B. 9469 / D.B. 9470 / D.B. 9471 UK 1950 Sell This Version
ML 2186 Sir John Barbirolli - Concerto No. 27 In B-flat Major For Piano And Orchestra (K. 595) album art Mozart*, Robert Casadesus With Sir John Barbirolli Conducting The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York* Mozart*, Robert Casadesus With Sir John Barbirolli Conducting The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York* - Concerto No. 27 In B-flat Major For Piano And Orchestra (K. 595)(10") Columbia Masterworks ML 2186 US 1951 Sell This Version
BLP 1004, BLP.1004 Sir John Barbirolli - "L'Arlesienne" Suite/"Swan Lake" Ballet Suite album art Bizet*, Tchaikovsky*, Sir John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra Bizet*, Tchaikovsky*, Sir John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra - "L'Arlesienne" Suite/"Swan Lake" Ballet Suite (Album, MiniAlbum) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice BLP 1004, BLP.1004 UK 1952 Sell This Version
LHMV-1011 Sir John Barbirolli - Sibelius: Symphony No. 7, in C/ Rubbra Symphony No. 5 in B-flat album art Sir John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra, Jean Sibelius, Edmund Rubbra Sir John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra, Jean Sibelius, Edmund Rubbra - Sibelius: Symphony No. 7, in C/ Rubbra Symphony No. 5 in B-flat(LP, Mono) His Master's Voice LHMV-1011 US 1952 Sell This Version
ALP 1038 Sir John Barbirolli - Symphonies Nos. 83 & 96 "The Hen"And The "Miracle album art Haydn*, Sir John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra Haydn*, Sir John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra - Symphonies Nos. 83 & 96 "The Hen"And The "Miracle(LP, Mono) His Master's Voice ALP 1038 UK 1953 Sell This Version
RL 3044 Sir John Barbirolli - Brahms- Symphony No. 2 in D Major - Opus 73 album art Brahms* ; Sir John Barbirolli Conducting The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York* Brahms* ; Sir John Barbirolli Conducting The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York* - Brahms- Symphony No. 2 in D Major - Opus 73(LP, Mono) Columbia RL 3044 US 1953 Sell This Version
ALP 1178, ALP.1178 Sir John Barbirolli - Symphony In C Major ("The Great") album art Schubert*, Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli Schubert*, Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli - Symphony In C Major ("The Great") His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice ALP 1178, ALP.1178 UK 1954 Sell This Version
LBC1084 Sir John Barbirolli - Symphony No. 2 In D Major album art Sir John Barbirolli Conducting The Hallé Orchestra : Sibelius* Sir John Barbirolli Conducting The Hallé Orchestra : Sibelius* - Symphony No. 2 In D Major (Album) His Master's Voice LBC1084 Canada 1954 Sell This Version
LBC 1018 Sir John Barbirolli - Symphony No. 5 / "Jupiter" Symphony, No. 41 album art Sir John Barbirolli / Hallé Orchestra / Vienna Philharmonic* / Karl Böhm Sir John Barbirolli / Hallé Orchestra / Vienna Philharmonic* / Karl Böhm - Symphony No. 5 / "Jupiter" Symphony, No. 41 (Album) RCA Victor LBC 1018 US 1955 Sell This Version