Sad news: Bernard Greenhouse is dead

The cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio from its foundation in 1955 to his retirement 32 years later, has died at Cape Cod, aged 95.

With pianist Menahem Pressler and violinist Daniel Guilet (succeeded in 1968 by Isidore Cohen), he formed part of the busiest piano trio on record, the most popular and authoritative. Menahem is the last surviving member of the group’s heyday.

Here’s a youtube clip of Casals’ Song of the Birds that Bernard made just three months ago and here’s the trio in full flight, playing the Ravel trio. Respect.

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