Cellist Bernard Greenhouse Dies At 95
by Anastasia Tsioulca – posted on NPRMusic.org on May 13, 2011
Bernard Greenhouse, one of the founding members of the Beaux Arts Trio and a prominent cellist of the recorded era, passed away this morning at the age of 95. His death was peaceful, said Paul Katz, a former student of Greenhouse who serves on the faculty of the New England Conservatory and is the former cellist of the Cleveland Quartet.
Founded in 1955 by pianist Menahem Pressler, violinist Daniel Guilet and Greenhouse, the Beaux Arts Trio became one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. Philips recorded several hundred albums with the Beaux Arts Trio during Greenhouse’s tenure. Their recordings of Haydn’s complete piano trios won Gramophone’s Record of the Year award in 1979, and their album of the Dvorak “Dumky” Trio won the 1964 Grand Prix du Disque. Greenhouse played in the quartet for thirty-two years before leaving the group in 1987. (more…)