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Title: John Barbirolli. A Biography
Description: London England, Hamish Hamilton, 1971. First Edition, Binding: Cloth, Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0241018196 Hardback Hardback. First Edition. John Barbirolli. Previous owners name to inside cover. Foxing to edge. Founding the Barbirolli Chamber Orchestra (1925 he established himself within four years as a crack concerto conductor in recording studios, accompanying Kreister, Artur Rubinstein and Heifetz among others. it was rhe commendation of these artists, rather than his assignments at Covent Garden opera and on London orchestral platforms, that led to jhis startling appointment first as principle conductor (1936-37), then as permanent conductor and musical director (1938-42), of the New York Philarmonic-Symphony Orchestra. At Carnegie Hall he thus became direct successor to music's demigod, Arturo Toscanini. Barbirolli's main monument, however, is like to be the Halle orchestra (Manchester). In mid-war the historic Halle was on its beam ends. He was invited to rebuild and restore its fame. By the mid-1960s he had conducted 69 orchestras in 30 countries. And there were more to come. Then..emaciating illness and pain. He had always worked prodigiously. Dogged by death, he went on working prodigiously until his last day. As emerges from the book's last chapters, 'Moto Perpetuo - E. Mortal', John Barbirolli's farewell years were a marvel of fortitude and dedication. Illustrated. 446 pp.

Keywords: Non Fiction Conductor Orchestra John Barbirolli

Price: GBP 12.00 = appr. US$ 17.14 Seller: The London Bookworm
- Book number: 082397

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