Barjansky, Alexander, Russian cellist; b. Odessa, Dec. 16, 1883; d. Brussels, Jan. 6, 1961. After training in Russia, he pursued his career in Western Europe. He played various new works for cello, among them the premiere of Delius’s Cello Concerto (London, Jan. 31, 1921). Barjansky’s wife publ. a book about him as Portraits and Backgrounds (London, 1940).
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