Side View of John Barbirolli statue art at Manchester Town Hall, Lancashire, England, UK
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:34.3 MB (1 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:3000 x 4000 px | 25.4 x 33.9 cm | 10 x 13.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:6 December 2014
Location:Albert Square , Manchester, England, UK
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.