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John Barbirolli

1899 - 1970

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Sir John Barbirolli (né Giovanni Battista Barbirolli; 2 December 1899 – 29 July 1970) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Barbirolli has received more than 225,071 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). John Barbirolli is the 38th most popular conductor (up from 39th in 2019), the 1,572nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,770th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Conductor.

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Among conductors, John Barbirolli ranks 38 out of 97Before him are James Levine, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Fritz Reiner, George Szell, Leif Segerstam, and Antal Doráti. After him are Eliahu Inbal, Charles Munch, Colin Davis, José Antonio Abreu, Václav Neumann, and Riccardo Chailly.

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Among people born in 1899, John Barbirolli ranks 91Before him are Hans Swarowsky, Wolf Messing, Lotte Reiniger, Nicolas Frantz, Eugene Ormandy, and Wilhelm Röpke. After him are Marcel Dalio, Gustaf Gründgens, Benjamin Péret, Princess Antonia of Luxembourg, Mart Stam, and Soraya Tarzi. Among people deceased in 1970, John Barbirolli ranks 87Before him are Kiyoo Kanda, George Szell, Friedrich Kellner, Tarjei Vesaas, Vasyl Sukhomlynsky, and Eiji Tsuburaya. After him are Yusof Ishak, Lucien Goldmann, Albert Lamorisse, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Vera Brittain, and Franz Schlegelberger.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Barbirolli ranks 1,572 out of 7,765Before him are William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire (1720), John Muir (1838), David Coulthard (1971), Frances Shand Kydd (1936), Margaret Douglas (1515), and William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708). After him are Oliver Hart (1948), Maurice Wilkes (1913), Rupert Sheldrake (1942), Mary Ann Cotton (1832), Rafael Merry del Val (1865), and Roger Hunt (1938).

Among CONDUCTORS In United Kingdom

Among conductors born in United Kingdom, John Barbirolli ranks 4Before him are Leopold Stokowski (1882), John Eliot Gardiner (1943), and Simon Rattle (1955). After him are Colin Davis (1927), Thomas Beecham (1879), Jeffrey Tate (1943), Henry Wood (1869), Adrian Boult (1889), Antonio Pappano (1959), John Pritchard (1921), and Malcolm Sargent (1895).