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date: 21 October 2019

Barbirolli, Sir John [formerly Giovanni Battista]locked

(1899–1970)
  • Michael Kennedy

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Barbirolli, Sir John [formerly Giovanni Battista] (1899–1970), conductor and cellist, was born Giovanni Battista at 12 Southampton Row, London, on 2 December 1899, the elder son and second of the three children of an émigré Italian violinist, Lorenzo Barbirolli (1864–1928), and his Parisian wife, ...

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