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From his humble beginnings as a cellist to his later status as one of Britain's most renowned conductors, the life and career of Sir John Barbirolli is explored in this CBC Home Video release. After first gaining critical acclaim as a substitute for Sir Thomas Beecham during a 1927 London Symphony Orchestra Concert, Barbirolli would later move on to become principal conductor the New York Philharmonic, conductor-in-chief of the Hallé Orchestra of Manchester, and husband to famed oboist Evelyn Rothwell.
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