Thursday, 27 December 2012

Giovanni Battista Barbirolli, three heads are better than one

Giovanni Battista Barbirolli is better known to Mancunian and classical music fans the world over as John Barbirolli. He was born in London to Italian - French parents in 1899 and became a cellist and conductor. John saved the Manchester Hallé Orchestra from dissolution in 1943 and led it triumphantly until his death in 1970. There is a bust of him outside the Bridgewater Hall and also this spectacular three sided statue inside the Town Hall.


  1. Well I would have thought that the Barbirolli was more than a cooincidence but I did not know about the Manchester connection.

  2. Hello dear Chrissy!
    Very interesting sculpture of an important man! :)
    I like a lot the "hands expression"!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  3. Interesting sculpture, very eye-catching.

  4. It is said, that humans are intelligent because of having fingers. A great proof. Please have a good Friday.

  5. A three-headed statue - can only be for a virtuoso like sir john


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