John Barrows

John Barrows JOHN BARROWS was born in Glendale, California in 1913. In 1938, following studies at Yale, Barrows began his distinguished career with the Minneapolis Symphony. During the war years he served as assistant leader of the Army Air Forces Band. After military service he lived in New York and played with the City Opera (1946 – 49) and the City Ballet (1952 – 55). He also with the Casals Festival Orchestra from 1958 to 1961. In 1952 he was a co-founder of the famed New York Woodwind Quintet. As one of American’s leading chamber musicians, he performed regularly in the Fine Arts Quartet’s summer series in Milwaukee.

He was the original horn player for Woody Herman’s performances of Stravinsky’s Ebony Concerto and worked with many jazz artists including Billie Holiday and Miles Davis.

He taught at Yale (1957 – 61), New York University (1958 – 61), and in 1961 he became Professor of Horn at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he remained until his death in 1974. Barrows’s elegant style was an inspiration to numerous composers, most notably Alec Wilder who said that his playing made the music sound better than he thought it could.

The recordings presented here have been digitally restored from original LP sources and are released on CD for the first time. The discs were first cleaned on a Keith Monks Mk II record-cleaning machine. They were played on a Linn Sondek LP12 turntable with a Linn Ittok arm and Alpha Genesis 2000 moving coil cartridge through an Audio Research SP11 Mk II tube preamplifier. A custom built computer and Diamond Cut Audio Restoration software were used in the 24 bit / 96.0 kHz digital conversion and restoration.

John Barrows Audio CD

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John Barrows Downloadable MP3 Album

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01 Mozart Hor Quintet in e-flat, k407 fine arts quartet 1 of 3-Allegro

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02 Mozart Hor Quintet in e-flat, k407 fine arts quartet 2 of 3-Andante

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03 Mozart Hor Quintet in e-flat, k407 fine arts quartet 3 of 3-Allegro

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04 Brahms Horn Trio in e-flat, opus 40 1 of 4-Andante

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05 Brahms Horn Trio in e-flat, opus 40 2 of 4-Scherzo Allegro

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06 Brahms Horn Trio in e-flat, opus 40 3 of 4-Adagio Mesto

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07 Brahms Horn Trio in e-flat, opus 40 4 of 4-Finale Allegro

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08 Rossini wind quartet no1 in f 1 of 3-Allegro Moderato

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09 Rossini wind quartet no1 in f 2 of 3-Andante

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10 Rossini wind quartet no1 in f 3 of 3-Rondo

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11 Rossini wind quartet no6 in f 1 of 2-Andante

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12 Rossini wind quartet no6 in f 2 of 2-Allegretto

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