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Description: Novello's Original Octavio Edition, Orpheus, C. Von Gluck, pianoforte by Berthold Tours, Signed by Sir John Barbirolli, with conductor notes, given to Raymond Leppard by a friend in 1971.
From the personal collection of Maestro Raymond Leppard (1927-2019).

Book signed in pencil "Barbirolli, Halle" on the interior cover and "Barbirolli" on the title page.

Wikipedia: Sir John Barbirolli (1899 – 1970), was a British conductor and cellist. He is remembered above all as conductor of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, which he helped save from dissolution in 1943 and conducted for the rest of his life. In the 1950s he conducted productions of works by Verdi, Wagner, Gluck, and Puccini at Covent Garden with such success that he was invited to become the company's permanent musical director, an invitation he declined.

Note to Maestro Leppard:
8. Au. 71
Dear Ray:
Alas all John's heavily marked scores are no in the British Museum (where they can be studied but not removed- even by me!) This was an extra Orfeo score but it has a few markups in it. It comes to you as a small thank you for the other night. I felt it was a lovely occasion and your music "?" was more than worthy of it and it's object. With love and faithful thanks.

1 1/2"H x 7 1/"W x 10 1/4"D

  • Dimensions: 1 1/2"H x 7 1/"W x 10 1/4"D

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