Barbirolli (Rothwell), Evelyn


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(b Wallingford, 1911, d London, 2008).

Eng. oboist and teacher. 2nd wife of Sir John Barbirolli whom she married 1939. Oboist, CG Touring Orch. 1931–2, Scottish Orch. 1933–7, Glyndebourne Opera Orch. 1934–8, LSO 1935–9. Thereafter soloist and recitalist, member of various ens. Gave f.p. in modern times of Mozart's oboe concerto (K314), Salzburg, 1948. Author of several books on ob. technique. Prof. of ob., RAM, 1971–87. OBE 1984.

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