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Art of Berl Senofsky vol.1
Maria Theresia von Paradis, Antonio Vivaldi, Franz [Vienna] Schubert
Art of Berl Senofsky vol.1
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
 
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Berl Senofsky never had the international career expected after winning a prestigious competition in 1955, and the few records he made are long out of print. But these concert recordings between 1941 and 1992 reveal a mast...  more »

      
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Berl Senofsky never had the international career expected after winning a prestigious competition in 1955, and the few records he made are long out of print. But these concert recordings between 1941 and 1992 reveal a master violinist who can stand comparison with the best, his blend of technical virtuosity and emotional power heard throughout these varied items. He transforms the slight Paradis Sicilienne, the Gluck Orfeo transcription, and the Godowsky waltz into candied gems. The Paganini Caprices are dazzling, the Vivaldi goes far beyond mere baroque doodling, and the Schubert sonatina flows like melted gold. The sound is fine in the more recent items, better than expected in the older ones. An important disc, enabling us to rediscover the art of a great violinist. --Dan Davis

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Phenomenal performances REVIEW:Berl Senofsky is one of
12/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Berl Senofsky is one of America's musical treasures. Though he won first prize in both the prestigious Naumburg and Queen Elisabeth of Brussels Competitions, he never became as well known as many less talented artists. This CD, all live performances, is a testament to his phenomenal virtuosity and musicality. If you are looking for violin playing which combines the warmth and spontaneity of a Kresler with the technical perfection of a Heifetz, this is it. While dates of the performances are not included, one may infer that they were recorded over a forty-year period. Not to be missed! America's musical treasures. Though he won first prize in both the prestigious Naumburg and Queen Elisabeth of Brussels Competitions, he never became as well known as many less talented artists. This CD, all live performances, is a testament to his phenomenal virtuosity and musicality. If you are looking for violin playing which combines the warmth and spontaneity of a Kreisler with the technical perfection of a Heifetz, this is it. While dates of the performances are not included, one may infer that they were recorded over a forty-year period. Not to be missed! END"
A masterpiece, Not just the music - also the man
Ronald Kyle | Baltimore Md. USA | 04/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A thousand words are not enough to describe the artistry in Senofsky and the violin, He brings life to the ears and hearts of many in his flawless ability to play unlimited renditions giving you the feeling that he was the composer. when you listen to him its hard to believe that anyone could sustain such feeling within himself to make a string instrument sing so well. Not only is this man an artist he is the master who deserves much more recognition. As a man he is also a masterpiece, No wonder he plays like no other."