Bridge Records Catalog

Berl Senofsky at Expo '58 Brussels

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The extraordinary American violinist Berl Senofsky (1926-2002), was thrust into the international spotlight in June of 1955, taking the grand prize of the 1955 Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Competition. One of the jury members, Zino Francescatti, wrote that "Senofsky is a complete artist: great musicality, beautiful tone, astounding technique." This CD documents Senofsky's 1958 return to Belgium for a triumphant recital at the Brussels World's Fair, Expo '58.



A happily unearthed treasury from 1958 Belgium adds to the cult status of Philadelphia violinist Berl Senofsky. We owe producers Dr. Noel Lester, RoseAnn Lester, and Becky and David Starobin a debt of thanks for this addition to the Senofsky legend.” - Audiophile Audition

"I could easily hear the delicacy of Senofsky’s tone, especially in quiet passages. Long notes sounded full and well-rounded. Double and triple stops were executed cleanly and clearly heard in the recording." — WTJU 91.1FM

This is, quite simply, a wonderful release and a revelation to those of us who are now just discovering this wonderful musician’s playing.” - The Art Music Lounge

"Historical disc a welcome addition to any collection." — JWR

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Maurice Ravel
Piece en forme de Habanera

Bela Bartok
Roumanian Dances

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Eugene Ysaye
Sonata No. 6 in E major for solo violin, Op. 27, No. 6

Paul Creston
Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 19

Henryk Wieniawski
Grand Duo Polonaise, Op. 8

Johann Sebastian Bach
Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Johannes Brahms
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100, Mvt III
Hungarian Dance No. 7

Berl Senofsky, violin
Marie Louise Bastyns, piano