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. Brother of Rosa Barbirolli.
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D.B. 7217, D.B. 7218, D.B. 7219 Concerto In A Major (K.V. 488) — Sir John Barbirolli 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
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H170, D.B.7242, D.B.7243, D.B.7244, D.B.7245 Concerto No.1. In B Flat Minor, Op.23 (Pianoforte And Orchestra) — Sir John Barbirolli 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
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D.B.2074, D.B.2075, D.B.2076 Concerto In A Minor (A Moll), Op.16 — Sir John Barbirolli 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
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C.2619, C.2620 Ballet Suite Tchaikovsky*, London Philharmonic Orchestra* Conducted By John Barbirolli* Tchaikovsky*, London Philharmonic Orchestra* Conducted By John Barbirolli* - Ballet Suite "The Swan Lake" Op. 20 (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice C.2619, C.2620 UK 1933 Sell This Version
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DB 2199, DB 2200, DB 2201, DB 2202 Concerto A-Dur, La Majeur (K. 219) — Sir John Barbirolli 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
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DB 2244, DB 2245, DB 2246 Concerto In  A Minor Op. 129 — Sir John Barbirolli Gregor Piatigorsky & The London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Barbirolli* / Schumann* Gregor Piatigorsky & The London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Barbirolli* / Schumann* - Concerto In A Minor Op. 129(3xShellac, 12", Album, Mono) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice DB 2244, DB 2245, DB 2246 UK 1934 Sell This Version
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DB 2244, DB 2245, DB 2246 Concerto En La Mineur , Op 129 — Sir John Barbirolli Gregor Piatigorsky & Le London Philharmonic Orchestra* Direction John Barbirolli* / Schumann* Gregor Piatigorsky & Le London Philharmonic Orchestra* Direction John Barbirolli* / Schumann* - Concerto En La Mineur , Op 129(3xShellac, 12", Album) Disque "Gramophone", Disque "Gramophone", Disque "Gramophone" DB 2244, DB 2245, DB 2246 France 1935 Sell This Version
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D.B.2612, D.B.2613, D.B2614, D.B2615 Concerto No 2 F-Moll Fa Mineur Op. 21 — Sir John Barbirolli 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
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AM 356 Op. 35 Concerto In D Major For Violin And Orchestra — Sir John Barbirolli Tschaikowsky* / The London Philharmonic Orch.*, John Barbirolli* Tschaikowsky* / The London Philharmonic Orch.*, John Barbirolli* - Op. 35 Concerto In D Major For Violin And Orchestra (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice AM 356 US 1937 Sell This Version
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D.B.3201, D.B.3202, D.B.3203, D.B.3204 Concerto No 1, In E Minor For Piano & Orchestra — Sir John Barbirolli Chopin*, Arthur Rubinstein And The London Symphony Orchestra (Conducted By) John Barbirolli* Chopin*, Arthur Rubinstein And The London Symphony Orchestra (Conducted By) John Barbirolli* - Concerto No 1, In E Minor For Piano & Orchestra (Album) Victor Red Seal D.B.3201, D.B.3202, D.B.3203, D.B.3204 UK 1937 Sell This Version
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DB.3435, DB.3436, DB.3437, DB.3438 Concerto In D Minor For Violin And Orchestra — Sir John Barbirolli Robert Schumann Played By Yehudi Menuhin And The New York Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Sir John Barbirolli Robert Schumann Played By Yehudi Menuhin And The New York Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Sir John Barbirolli - Concerto In D Minor For Violin And Orchestra(4xShellac, 12", Album, Mono) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice DB.3435, DB.3436, DB.3437, DB.3438 UK 1938 Sell This Version
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AM 460 Iberia (Images, No. 2) — Sir John Barbirolli 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
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M-423 Sibelius Symphony No. 2 In D Major — Sir John Barbirolli 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
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DM-275 Concerto No. 2, In D Minor For Violin And Orchestra (Opus 22) — Sir John Barbirolli 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
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M-490, M-MM-490, MM 490 Concerto In B Flat K.595 — Sir John Barbirolli 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
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X-226 Theme And Variations (From Suite No. Three In G), Opus 55 — Sir John Barbirolli The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, John Barbirolli* / Tchaikovsky* The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, John Barbirolli* / Tchaikovsky* - Theme And Variations (From Suite No. Three In G), Opus 55(2xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia Masterworks X-226 US 1942 Sell This Version
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MM 532, M-MM-532 Symphony No.1 In E Minor — Sir John Barbirolli Sibelius* : The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, John Barbirolli* Sibelius* : The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, John Barbirolli* - Symphony No.1 In E Minor(5xShellac, 10", Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks MM 532, M-MM-532 US 1943 Sell This Version
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C. 3380, C. 3381, C. 3382, C. 3383, C. 3384, C. 3385 Symphony No. 3 — Sir John Barbirolli Arnold Bax, Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli Arnold Bax, Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli - Symphony No. 3(6xShellac) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice C. 3380, C. 3381, C. 3382, C. 3383, C. 3384, C. 3385 UK 1944 Sell This Version
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C.7599, C.7600, C.7601, C.7602, C.7603 Symphony No. 5 In D Major  — Sir John Barbirolli Vaughan Williams* / John Barbirolli* & The Hallé Orchestra* Vaughan Williams* / John Barbirolli* & The Hallé Orchestra* - Symphony No. 5 In D Major (5xShellac, 12", Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice C.7599, C.7600, C.7601, C.7602, C.7603 UK 1945 Sell This Version
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ML 2003 Concerto No. 1 In G Minor For Violin And Orchestra — Sir John Barbirolli 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
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C.7702 to C.7705 Enigma Variations, Op. 36 — Sir John Barbirolli 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
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ML 4121 Serenade In C & Theme And Variations — Sir John Barbirolli 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
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C.3797, C.3798 Sylvia Ballet — Sir John Barbirolli The Hallé Orchestra* Conducted By John Barbirolli* The Hallé Orchestra* Conducted By John Barbirolli* - Sylvia Ballet (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice C.3797, C.3798 UK 1949 Sell This Version
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C.3921, C.3922 Peer Gynt - Suite No.1, Op.46 — Sir John Barbirolli Hallé Orchestra Conducted By Sir John Barbirolli Hallé Orchestra Conducted By Sir John Barbirolli - Peer Gynt - Suite No.1, Op.46 (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice C.3921, C.3922 UK 1949 Sell This Version
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C.3895, C.3896, C.3897 Sibelius: Symphony No 7 — Sir John Barbirolli 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