|01||The Early Years: London, New York And Manchester||19990404|
Recordings from the 1930s and 40s, when Barbirolli became established, first as a concerto accompanist and then, controversially, as conductor of the New York Philharmonic in succession to Toscanini. With music by Beethoven, Respighi and Vaughan Williams.
|02||Building A Sound: Manchester, London And Rome||19990411|
Andrew Green remembers Barbirolli's appointment as conductor and artistic director of the ailing Halle Orchestra, with music by Verdi and Puccini.
|03||The International Maestro||19990418|
A look at Barbirolli's new direction in the 60s, with the resumption of his international career. Music includes the Brahms Tragic Overture played by the Vienna Philharmonic, the Adagietto from Mahler's Symphony No 5 played by the New Philharmonia, and one of the Ruckert-Lieder sung by Janet Baker, who talks affectionately about her work and friendship with Barbirolli.
|04 LAST||Barbirolli And English Music||19990425|
A 1950s performance of Delius's `A Song of Summer', the closing moments of Elgar's `Dream of Gerontius', Barbirolli's final recording of Elgar's `Introduction and Allegro', and part of Vaughan Williams's Eighth Symphony.