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Berl Senofsky in Concert at Expo '58, Brussels


Release Date: 08/09/2016 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9470   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Maurice RavelBéla BartókEugčne Ysa˙eJózef Wieniawski,   ... 
Performer:  Marie Louise BastynsBerl Senofsky
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Marie Louise Bastyns (Piano), Berl Senofsky (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1958 
Venue:  American Theatre, at the World's Fair in 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2.
Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27: no 6 in E major by Eugčne Ysa˙e
Performer:  Berl Senofsky (Violin), Marie Louise Bastyns (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1924; Belgium 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1958 
Venue:  American Theatre, at the World's Fair in 
Length: 7 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3.
Grand duo polonais, for violin & piano in G major, Op. 8 by Józef Wieniawski
Performer:  Berl Senofsky (Violin), Marie Louise Bastyns (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1958 
Venue:  American Theatre, at the World's Fair in 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
4.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Berl Senofsky (Violin), Marie Louise Bastyns (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1958 
Venue:  American Theatre, at the World's Fair in 
Length: 15 Minutes 25 Secs. 
5.
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100: III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante) by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Berl Senofsky (Violin), Marie Louise Bastyns (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1958 
Venue:  American Theatre, at the World's Fair in 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 7 in A major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Berl Senofsky (Violin), Marie Louise Bastyns (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1958 
Venue:  American Theatre, at the World's Fair in 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7.
Suite for violin & piano, Op. 18 by Paul Creston
Performer:  Berl Senofsky (Violin), Marie Louise Bastyns (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1958 
Venue:  American Theatre, at the World's Fair in 
Length: 9 Minutes 16 Secs. 
8.
Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14 by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer:  Berl Senofsky (Violin), Marie Louise Bastyns (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1958 
Venue:  American Theatre, at the World's Fair in 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Wonderful remaster February 17, 2017 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "This is a recording of Berl Senofsky's recital at the Expo '58, Brussels. He had won the Queen Elisabeth International Competition prize at the age of 29 -- the unanimous selection of judges David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin, and Zino Francescatti. This recital recorded just three years later, hints at what those prize-winning performances were like. The recording has been lovingly remastered with minimal tinkering (that I can hear). It's a rich, warm, analog sound that places Senofsky front and center in the audio mix. 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. Senofsky plays in an old-fashioned style, but with a more restrained vibrato than most prewar artists. It's a sound that's both of its time and one that transcends it through the beauty of his expressiveness. Especially fine, I think, are the Ysäye Sonata No. 6, Op. 27, and Bach's Chaconne from the Partita No. 2, BWV 1004. Not to take anything away from the performances with pianist Marie Louise Bastyns, but when Senofsky played alone, I was enthralled." Report Abuse
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