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.
Well I would have thought that the Barbirolli was more than a cooincidence but I did not know about the Manchester connection.ReplyDelete
Hello dear Chrissy!ReplyDelete
Very interesting sculpture of an important man! :)
I like a lot the "hands expression"!
Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Interesting sculpture, very eye-catching.ReplyDelete
It is said, that humans are intelligent because of having fingers. A great proof. Please have a good Friday.ReplyDelete
A three-headed statue - can only be for a virtuoso like sir johnReplyDelete