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Sir John Barbirolli
Birth: Dec. 2, 1899
London
Greater London, England
Death: Jul. 29, 1970
London
Greater London, England

Orchestra Conductor. Born Giovanni Battista Barbirolli in London, he made his solo debut as a cellist at age 11 and joined the Queens Hall orchestra - one of London's finest at that time - in 1915. He succeeded Arturo Toscanini as conductor of the New York Philharmonic in 1937, and married the oboist Evelyn Rothwell in 1939. Despite war-time difficulties, he elected to return to England at the height of the war in 1943, to conduct - and rescue - the failing Halle Orchestra of Manchester. He conducted this orchestra for 27 years and raised it back to international standard. He was one of the "discoverers" of the Jacqueline du Pre and was the conductor for her definitive recorded performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto. It was his close friend, the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams who called him "Glorious John." He also was a close friend of Sir Edward Elgar in his later years and his recordings are still fimly within the recording catalogue. There are many music lovers who regard Barbirolli as the greatest conductor of Elgar. (His biographer, Michael Kennedy wrote that he was "one of the most lovable and fascinating musicians of the 20th century".) Sir John Barbirolli died in London, from a heart attack following a fight with cancer. He was cremated and his ashes buried in his parents grave at Kensal Green Catholic Cemetery. (bio by: Ernest Blamires) 
 
Burial:
St Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
Kensal Green
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
 
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Record added: Dec 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 19185
Sir John Barbirolli
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Sir John Barbirolli
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Sir John Barbirolli
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- Åke Frisk
 Added: Dec. 2, 2013
Forever loved, forever missed. Rest in Peace, Sir John Barbirolli.
- Quack_Quack
 Added: Aug. 7, 2013

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jul. 6, 2013
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