Music: Artist at Home

The recital, reported New York Times Music Critic Howard Taubman. was "admirable"—but it got Taubman sore. The artist: 32-year-old, Philadelphia-born Violinist Berl Senofsky. The locale: the Metropolitan Museum's small Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium (700 seats). Wrote Taubman next day: "There is something gravely wrong here. Berl Senofsky is an American violinist who beat all comers to win first prize in the Brussels 1955 competition, and he gets to play in New York as guest of the Metropolitan's Young Artists Series. Leonid Kogan, a Russian violinist [TIME, Jan. 27], who won the Brussels prize...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!