Antonio Janigro: the rare Cello Recordings

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Antonio Janigro: the rare Cello Recordings
Antonio Janigro (cello), with Gunhild Stappenbec, Paul Badura-Skoda (piano) / Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della RAI, Zagreb Soloists, etc

[ Profil Hanssler / 4 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 20 March 2020

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"The Italian conductor and cellist Antonio Janigro (1918-1989) lives on in the memory. As an outstanding cello virtuoso he set benchmarks with his recordings. The 4 CD's of this box set provide a representative cross section of his rare cello recordings.

In 1954 he founded the Zagreb Soloists, which developed over time into one of the

world's best string orchestras. Its reputation grew at such a mercurial pace that the ensemble was given permission, even at the height of the Cold War, to perform on international stages. Janigro was also conductor of the Radio Zagreb Symphony Orchestra (1954-64) and of the Orchestra Dell'Angelicum di Milano. A s successor to Karl Ristenpart he headed the Chamber Orchestra of Saarland Radio.

Antonio Janigro compiled a wide repertoire both as a soloist and with the Zagreb Soloists, encompassing works by Vivaldi, Corelli and Boccherini as well as the great works of the Viennese Classical School by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven through to Brahms. He simultaneously ensured that works by contemporary composers were welI represented in his concert programmes and as a result premiered some very interesting works by the likes of Krzysztof Penderecki, Gyorgy Ligeti and Milko Kelemen, who was involved in this very collection, both as composer and arranger."

"The final piece is possibly the best-known Janigro performance of the entire set, Fritz Reiner's Chicago recording of Don Quixote, one of the work's classic recordings." MusicWeb

"Profil's remastering has been expertly carried out by Torben Widdermann, and the attractive bloom to the sound is a strong positive. Janigro was one of those all-round musicians who excel in anything they turn their hands to. This welcome release showcases his artistry to the full, and it receives my wholehearted recommendation." MusicWeb


Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Op. 101. Hob. VIIb:2 [25:48]
Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della RAI/Rudolf Kempe
Mozart: Divertimento in B Flat Major, K. 137 "Salzburg Symphony No. 2" [9:13]
Zagreb Soloists
Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat major, G482 [21:24]
Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti di Napoli della RAI/Franco Caracciolo
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 3 No. 9, RV 230 (Arr. for Cello & Orchestra) [10:47]
Zagreb Soloists
Corelli: Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 4 in D major [8:21]
Zagreb Soloists/Gunhild Stappenbec
Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 7 in B Major, Op. 97 "Archduke"42:58£8.40
Paul Badura-Skoda (piano), Jean Fournier (violin)
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69 [25:49]
Jan Natermann (piano)
Johann Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar: Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra; transcr., J S Bach - arr. Milko Kelemen [10:25]
Zagreb Soloists
Dvoƙák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 [37:26]
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester/Erich Kleiber
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1 [13:54]
Jan Natermann (piano)
Kelemen: Concertante Improvisations for Strings [7:47]
Antonio Janigro (cello)
Zagreb Soloists
Hindemith: Trauermusik (version for Cello and Strings) [9:45]
Stefano Passaggio (viola)
Zagreb Soloists
Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38 [26:33]
Jörg Demus (piano)
Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35 [43:00]
Milton Preves (viola), John Weicher (violin)/Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner