Barker, Thomas Alfred 30.nov.1894-27.sep.1959 England, Derby - London Hampstead
violinist, conductor, studied at the Bouvdan College, studied violin with Adolph Brodsky at the Royal Manchester College of Music, 1928-1939 conductor of the Halle Orchestra, 1934-1940 of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, 1935-1940 of the BBC Radio Northern Orchestra (even when the orchestra was conducted by another, his name was also mentioned as 'leader' of the orchestra), founder/conductor for 4 years of his own orchestra in Bridlington, he toured Russia appearing before the Empress and conducting the Koussevitzky Orchestra in Moscow, as violinist he gave recitals in London, Paris, Koln, Zurich, Florence and Rome, 1944-1959 conductor of the BBC Theatre Orchestra, died at North Western Hospital Hampstead while residing at 81 Canfield Gardens in London Finchley ; 1926 in Manchester he married Janet Theresa Dow ; they had 2 children

Title Parts

[] Russian melody. Violin. b1921
[] Pierrette. Violin. b1921
[] Serenade. Violin. b1921
[] Four Concert solos for the violin with piano accompaniment
pub Hawkes & Son, London 18oct1921
copyright transferred to Alfred Barker 5nov1948
[] 1 - Poem
[] 2 - Russian melody
[] 3 - Pierrette
[] 4 - Serenade
[] Poem. Violin and orchestra. b1935
[] Hungarian rhapsody. Violin. 1936
[] Variations on a theme of Paganini. Violin. 1936
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