Sir John Barbirolli Collection

Scope and Content

This collection consists mainly of conducting scores, some with his markings (including the score of Elgar's Symphony no. 1). Barbirolli studied the cello at Trinity College of Music from 1911-1912, and from 1929 to 1936 was chief conductor of the College Orchestra. In 1937 he succeeded Toscanini as conductor of the New York Philharmonic, then returned to England in 1942 to become conductor of the Halle. Later in life he was Trinity's President.

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