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“Berl Senofsky in Concert” – Works of RAVEL, RACHMANINOFF, BARTOK, BACH, BRAHMS & Others – Bridge

“Berl Senofsky in Concert” – Works of RAVEL, RACHMANINOFF, BARTOK, BACH, BRAHMS & Others – Bridge

A happily unearthed treasury from 1958 Belgium adds to the cult status of Philadelphia violinist Berl Senofsky. “Berl Senofsky in Concert” = RAVEL: Piece en forme de Habanera; BARTOK: Roumanian Dances; RACHMANINOFF: Vocalise; YSAYE: Sonata No. 6 in E Major; CRESTON: Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 19; WIENIAWSKI: Polonaise No. 1 in D, Op. 4; BACH: Chaconee from Violin Partita No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1004; BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100: Allegretto grazioso; Hungarian Dance No. 7 – Berl Senofsky, v./ Marie Louise Bastyns, p. – Bridge 9470, 59:51 (8/8/16) [Distr. by Albany] ****:  Recorded at the American Theater, Brussels (6 October 1958), this recital from the World’s Fair Expo ’58 features esteemed American violinist Berl Senofsky (1926-2002), who in 1955 became First Prize Winner of the 1955 Queen Elisabeth International Competition. For this recital, Senofsky has as his collaborator Belgian pianist Marie Louise Bastyns, a pupil of Carlo Zecchi. For Senofsky acolytes, the opportunity to add to his sadly limited recorded discography should motivate their purchase of this distinctive recital. Senofsky demonstrates both the broad range of both in musically international taste and his command of his instrument. The Ravel Habanera oozes […]