John Barbirolli
John Barbirolli

About The Artist

John (Giovanni Battista) Barbirolli was born in Holborn, London on 2 December 1899. His father, Lorenzo and grandfather, Antonio, were distinguished Italian violinists and both were members of the La Scala Orchestra in Milan where, in February 1887, they played in the first performance of Verdi's Otello. His mother, Louise Marie Ribeyrol, was born in Arcachon, on the south-west coast of France, close to the Pyrenees. Barbirolli was taught to play the violin at an early age but changed to the ... Read More

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