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Barbirolli, John, Sir

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1970 AD, at 70 years of age.

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.






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