Home » Musicians » Conductors » Barbirolli, John, Sir

Barbirolli, John, Sir

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1970 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Conductors

1899 – John Barbirolli was born in Southhampton Row, London, on 2nd of December.

1915 – He became the youngest member of the Queen’s Hall Orchestra.

1920 – Barbirolli joined the Beecham Orchestra at Covent Garden.

1926 – He gathered together a group of twelve players to form fhe Barbriolli String Orchestra.

1928-1936 – He conducted the International Season; at Covent Garden.

1937 – Barbirolli conducted the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

1939 – John Barbirolli married oboist Evelyn Rothwell.

1949 – In recognition of his devoted work Barbirolli received the honor of Knighthood.

1958 – John Barbirolli was awarded the Freedom of the City of Manchester.

1960-1967 – Barbirolli conducted Houston Symphony Orchestra.

1966 – John Barbirolli conducted a series of concerts with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra.

        – Recorded Puccini’s "Madama Butterflv" with a distinguished assembly of international stars and the Rome

Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

1970 – Sir John Barbirolli died 29th of July at the age of 70.