Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Barbiroli, John

Sir John Barbirolli (1899-1970), British conductor and cellist, studied at the Trinity College of Music and Royal Academy of Music; debut in 1916 at Queens Hall. Active in chamber music before founding the Barbirolli String Orchestra, 1924 conductor of Chenil Orchestra; 1925, of the National Opera Company. Guest conductor of London Symphony and New York Philharmonic, permanent conductor of Halle Orchestra of Manchester, also conductor-in-chief of the Houston Symphony, 1960-66. He was knighted in 1949.

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