Sir John Barbirolli – Sibelius Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 (1967/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:11 minutes | 1,13 GB | Genre: Classical
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29 July 2020 marks the 50th anniversary Sir John Barbirolli’s passing. He died at the age of 70, having been born in 1899 in London to parents of Italian and French origin.
A great British conductor notable for the warmth and generosity of his interpretations, and for his attention to detail, Barbirolli is especially closely associated with Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra, of which he became Permanent Conductor in 1943. He transformed the Hallé’s fortunes and remained closely associated with the orchestra for 27 years.
Barbirolli began his career as a cellist, going on to establish himself as a conductor in the UK in his twenties. He received his first contract with the New York Philharmonic as early as 1927 and went on to become Arturo Toscanini’s successor at the orchestra, remaining with it for seven seasons (1936-1943).
1. Hallé Orchestra – Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82: I. Tempo molto moderato – Allegro moderato – Presto
2. Hallé Orchestra – Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82: II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto
3. Hallé Orchestra – Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82: III. Allegro molto – Un pocchettino largamente
4. Hallé Orchestra – Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105: I. Adagio
5. Hallé Orchestra – Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105: II. Un pocchettino meno adagio – Vivacissimo – Adagio
6. Hallé Orchestra – Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105: III. Allegro molto moderato
7. Hallé Orchestra – Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105: IV. Vivace – Presto – Adagio