John Barbirolli

1899 - 1970

John Barbirolli

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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Barbirolli has received more than 154,440 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 55th most popular conductor.

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Among conductors, John Barbirolli ranks 55 out of 80Before him are Marek Janowski, Felix Mottl, Riccardo Chailly, Pierre Monteux, Eliahu Inbal, and Victor de Sabata. After him are Armas Järnefelt, Lovro von Matačić, Jean Martinon, Henry Wood, Jeffrey Tate, and Paul Kletzki.

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Among people born in 1899, John Barbirolli ranks 129Before him are Zaki al-Arsuzi, Justas Paleckis, Aleksandr Deyneka, Qu Qiubai, Ramon Novarro, and Silvestre Revueltas. After him are Peter Wessel Zapffe, Leonid Leonov, Jón Leifs, Domingo Tejera, Udham Singh, and Francis Ponge. Among people deceased in 1970, John Barbirolli ranks 114Before him are Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg, Romaine Brooks, Alan Wilson, Ernest Marsden, Hugh Dowding, and Félix Gaillard. After him are Patriarch Alexy I of Moscow, Henri Queuille, Albert Ayler, Heino Eller, Orhan Kemal, and Rube Goldberg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Barbirolli ranks 2,128 out of 5,347Before him are James Herbert Brennan (1940), Ian Dury (1942), Douglas Mawson (1882), Sylvester McCoy (1943), Lambert Simnel (1477), and Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (1735). After him are Leslie Stephen (1832), Ine of Wessex (700), Frank Bridge (1879), Lindsay Duncan (1950), Frederick Abberline (1843), and Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton (1831).

Among CONDUCTORS In United Kingdom

Among conductors born in United Kingdom, John Barbirolli ranks 6Before him are John Eliot Gardiner (1943), Simon Rattle (1955), Leopold Stokowski (1882), Colin Davis (1927), and Thomas Beecham (1879). After him are Henry Wood (1869), Jeffrey Tate (1943), Adrian Boult (1889), Antonio Pappano (1959), and Daniel Harding (1975).