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Sir John Barbirolli - Marchmont Street Sir John Barbirolli - Marchmont Street

Plaque: Sir John Barbirolli - Marchmont Street

Erection date: 18/11/2011

Inscription

Marchmont Association
Sir John (Giovanni Battista) Barbirolli C. H. (1899 - 1970) conductor & cellist, lived in a house on this site, 1913 - 1929. 

Site: Sir John Barbirolli - Marchmont Street (1 memorial)

WC1, Marchmont Street

Why, you ask, is this plaque attached to a low, free-standing, purpose-built pillar thing rather than to the building?  Because the building, The Brunswick Centre, is listed, grade II, and English Heritage refused permission for the plaque to be attached to it.   Strange, since throughout Bloomsbury there are many listed Georgian-style terrace houses with English Heritage plaques attached.  Perhaps the plaques are now seen as "traditional" and thought inappropriate for a modernist building.

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Sir John Barbirolli - Marchmont Street

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Sir John Barbirolli, C. H.

Conductor Laureate, Hallé Orchestra, and cellist.  Born Southampton Row, as G...

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Sir John Barbirolli - Marchmont Street

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Marchmont Association

Aims to promote the on-going improvement of Marchmont Street and the surround...

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