Antonio Janigro

Havergal Brian

Selected and annotated by Malcolm MacDonald

Janigro, a young Spanish cellist, gave a first recital at the Grotrian Hall on December 4th. His playing is distinguished enough to make him an acceptable recruit to the select few cello virtuosos, of whom the majority are Spaniards. That the genius of the cello appears peculiarly suitable to Spanish temperament, there is no gainsaying. Janigro gave splendid exhibitions of cello playing in varied styles in a number of works, including Bach’s unaccompanied Suite in C, Adagio and Allegro (Schumann), Variations on a Theme by Mozart (Beethoven) and a Sicilienne (Fauré).

Musical opinion, February 1937