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John Barbirolli (1899–1970)

John Barbirolli was born on December 2, 1899 in Bloomsbury, London, England as Giovanni Battista Barbirolli. He was married to Evelyn Rothwell and Marjorie Parry. He died on July 29, 1970 in Marylebone, London. See full bio »

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 2012 Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal (performer: "Con onor muore (Butterfly, Pinkerton)")
 2009 Lyubov v bolshom gorode ("Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35")
 2008 Bronson (performer: "Coro a bocca chiusa" - as Sir John Barbirolli )
 1992 Jennifer 8 (performer: "Humming Chorus")
 1992 Husbands and Wives (performer: "Symphony No. 9 in D ('Andante Comodo')" (1909-10) - as Sir John Barbirolli)
 1986 The Gospel According to Vic (arranger: "Manon" - uncredited)
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters (performer: "Madama Butterfly" - as Sir John Barbirolli)
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 1947 A City Speaks (Documentary) (conductor)
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 1968 Contrasts (TV Series)
- The Changing Face of the Proms (1968) ... Himself (as Sir John Barbirolli)
 1965 Monitor (TV Series documentary)
 1957 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary)
- Flashback (1957) ... Himself
- John Barbirolli (1957) ... Himself
 1955 ITV Opening Night at the Guildhall (TV Movie)
Himself - Conductor, The Hallé Orchestrsa
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 1995 Great Performances (TV Series)
 1994 Remembering Jacqueline du Pré (Video documentary)
 1972 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
- Sir John Barbirolli: Glorious John (1972) ... Himself

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Sir John Barbirolli

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[speaking the day before his death] "I must go on until I drop. There is no other way for me."


He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1949 King's Honours List for his services to music. See more »

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