Bernard Greenhouse: A Selected Discography

Compiled by Sonia Archer-Capuzzo and Mac Nelson for the Cello Music Collection
of the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Most numerous among the recordings of Bernard Greenhouse are those he made with the Beaux Arts Trio, the legendary ensemble of which he was the founding cellist in 1955 with pianist Menahem Pressler and violinist Daniel Guilet (later followed by violinist Isidore Cohen). With the Beaux Arts Trio, Greenhouse performed and recorded the entire standard piano trio repertoire before retiring from the group in 1987. However, Greenhouse’s career on the international chamber music stage represents only one dimension of his richly varied musical life. He was also a virtuoso cello soloist, a tireless musical collaborator, and the long-time cellist of New York’s Bach Aria Group. In order to demonstrate the breadth and depth of his recorded legacy, we have organized this discography in three sections: (1) Greenhouse As Soloist and Collaborator; (2) Recordings with the Bach Aria Group; and (3) Recordings with the Beaux Arts Trio.

Greenhouse As Soloist and Collaborator

78 RPM Recordings:
Publication Date Composer Title/Selection Record Label Publisher Number
194? Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello (with Oscar Shumsky, violin) Concert Hall B4, 1219, 1220, 1221, 1222
194? Falla Harpsichord Concerto (with Ralph Kirkpatrick, harpsichord; Samuel Baron, flute; Mitchell Miller, oboe; Harold Freeman, clarinet, and Alexander Schneider, violin) Mercury MDM 5
10014
10015
194? Saint-Saëns The Swan (on Student Music Library Series with Sergius, Kagen, piano) Columbia CO 30322, 30353
E 10-5
194? Marcello
Squire
Golterman
Nina
Pergolesi
Sonata in E Minor Sonata in G Minor Serenade, Bouree Andante on Student Music Library Series with Sergius, Kagen, piano) Concert Hall E4, 35898, 35899, 35900
1950? Bach Cantata No. 131: Aus der Tiefe (with the Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert Shaw, conductor, William Hess, tenor; Paul Matthen, bass; Robert Bloom, oboe; Sylvia Marlowe, harpsichord) RCA Victor DM 1425, 12-1332, 12-1333, 12-1334
Long Playing (LP) 33.3 RPM Recordings:
Publication Date Composer Title/Selection Record Label Publisher Number
1947 Vivaldi Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 3 (with Alexander Schneider, Eddie Bachman, violins; Ralph Kirkpatrick, Harpsichord; Dumbarton Oaks Chamber Orchestra) Mercury MG 1002
1950 Bach Suites BMV 1008 in D Minor and BMV 1010 in E-flat Major Renaissance X-16
195? Berger Duo for Cello and Piano (with Anthony Makas, piano) Columbia ML 4846
195? Dvorak Cello concerto in Bminor, op. 104 (Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Has Swarowsky, conductor) Concert Hall M-2322
195? Rachmaninoff “Oh, Cease Thy Singing, Maiden Fair” on Tales from the Vienna Woods and other Lily Pons Favorites (with soprano Lily Pons and Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra Columbia ML 2138
195? Valentini Boccherini Sonata No. 4 in E Major Sonata No. 6 in A Major (with Anthony Makas, Pianoforte) Renaissance REX 11
1952 Foote Night Piece for Flute and String Quartet (with Julius Baker, flute; Sylvan Shulman, Bernard Robbins, Violins; and Harold Coletta, viola) Decca DL 4013
1953 Herbert Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, Op. 30, No. 2 (with the American Recording Society Orchestra; Max Schoenberr, Conductor) American Recording Society ARS-24
1956 Stravinsky Septet for Piano, Winds, and Strings (wih Ralph Kirkpatrick, piano; Alexander Schneider, violin; Karen Tuttle, viola; John Barrows, horn; David Oppenheim, clarinet; and Loren Glickman, bassoon) Columbia ML 5107
1960 Weber, Ben Serenade, Op. 39 for Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Harpsichord on Six Americans: Contemporary American Works for the Harpsichord (with Sylvia Marlow, harpsichord; Claude Monteauz, flute; and Harry Shulman, Oboe) Decca DL 10036
1961 Bach The three sonatas for harpsichord and viola da gamba, BMV 1027-1029 (with Slvia Marlowe, harpsichord) Decca DL 10036
1966 Stevens, Halsey
Gross, Robert
Lessard, John
Epode for Solo Cello
Sonata for Cello and Piano
Sonata for Cello and Piano
Composer Recordings CRI 208
1967 Bach Sonata for Cello and Piano (with Anthony Makas, piano) Westminster XWN-19126
W-19126
1967 Strauss Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6 (with Eugene List, piano) Amadeo AVRS 6427
1974 Schubert String Quintet, D. 956 (with the Julliard Quartet) Columbia M 32808
LP, Sound Cassette (SC), and Compact Disc (CD) Recordings:
Publication Date Composer Title/Selection Record Label Publisher Number
195?(LP)
1965(LP)
1965(SC)
1999(CD)
Carter Sonata for Violoncello and Piano (with Anthony Makas, piano)

(CD title: American Masters)

American Recording Society
Desto
Desto
Phoenix USA
ARS-25
D419
DST 6419
PHCD 141
195?
1998(CD)
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello (with Oscar Shumsky, violin)
(CD title: The Art of Arthur Shumsky)
Concert Hall
Society
Biddulph
CHS 1123
LAB 136
1965 (LP)
1998 (CD)
Bacon Sonata for Violin and Cello (with Menahem Pressler, piano on CD entitled Remembering Ansel Adams and Other Works) Composer Recordings CRI SD 201
CD 779
1967(LP)
2002(CD)
Haydn
Boccherini
Cello Concerto in D Major
Cello Concerto in B flat Major (with conductor David Josefowitz and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra)
Concert Hall
Skyline Studios
SMSC-2315
SKY1103
1980(LP)
1980(SC)
Pieterson, George Clarinet Trios (with George Pieterson, clarinet and Menahem Pressler, piano) Philips 9500 670
7300 826
1982(LP)
1982(SC)
Brahms The String Sextets (with the Cleveland Quartet and Pinchas Zukerman, viola) RCA ARL2-4054
ARK 4054
1988(SC)
1988(CD)
Schubert String Quintet, D. 956 (with the Julliard Quartet) Columbia
Masterworks
MT 42383
MK 42383
1990(CD) Berlioz ”La Captive (Orientale)”, Op. 12 and “Le Jeune Pâtre Breton,” Op. 13, No. 4 (with mezzo-soprano Janice Taylor and pianist Dalton Baldwin on Songs of Hector Berlioz) Dorian Recordings DOR-90128
2006(CD) Brahms String Sextets, Op. 18 and Op.36 (with the Julliard Quartet; Walter Trampler, viola; and Leslie Parnas, cello) Doremi Records DREM5705
Recordings with the Bach Aria Group:
Publication Date Composer Title/Selection Record Label Publisher Number
1954(LP) Bach Cantatas and Arias (with the Robert Shaw Chorale; Frank Brieff, conductor; Eileen Farrell and Jan Peerce, soloists) RCA LM 6023
1958(LP) Bach Arias and Duets from Church Cantatas (William H. Scheide, director) MGM E-115
1959(LP) Bach Arias for Voice and Instruments (William H. Scheide, director) Decca DL 9411
1960(LP) Bach Cantata No. 58: Ach Gott, Wie Manches Herzeleid; Arias from Cantatas Nos. 33, 114, 182, 202; Mass in F Decca DL 9411
196?(LP) Bach Bach Aria Group (William H. Scheide, director; Brian Priestman, conductor) Desto DC-7139
DC-7140
1995(CD) Bach Cantatas, Arias and Choruses (with Lois Marshall, soprano; Maureen Forrester, alto; Richard Lewis, tenor; Norman Farrow, Bass-baritone; Samuel Baron, flute; Robert Blum, oboe; Oscar Shumsky, violin; Yehudi Wyner, organ; Brian Priestman, conductor; William H. Scheide, director) Vox Box DX 5127
2000(CD) Bach The Art of Robert Bloom (Vol. 1) Selected Arias with Oboe Obbligato (Recorded 1950-1980, principally in New York) Boston Records BR 1036CD
2000(CD) Bach The Art of Robert Bloom (Vol. 2) Selected Arias with Oboe Obbligato Boston Records BR 1037CD
2006(CD) Bach Casals Festival at Prades (Vol. 2) (Recorded in the 1950s with soloists Yehudi Menuhin, Christian Ferras and Joseph Fuchs, violins; Lillian Fuchs and ERNST Wallfisch, violas; Pablo Casals and Paul Tortelier, violoncello; Rudolf Serkin, Wilhelm Kempff, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, piano’ Victoria d los Angeles, Maria Stader, soprano; Végh Quartet; Festival Orchestra; Collegium Musicum of London; Végh Chamber Orchestra, Pablo Casals, conductor) Music & Arts CD-1187
Recordings with the Beaux Arts Trio:
Publication Date Composer Title/Selection Record Label Publisher Number
1957(LP) Mendelssohn
Haydn
Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
Trio No. 1 in G Major
MGM E-3420
1957(LP) Ravel
Fauré
Trio in A Minor
Trio in D Minor, Op. 49
MGM E-3455
195?(LP) Dvořák Trio in E Minor, Op. 90 “Dumky” Concert Hall M-2323
All recordings listed hereafter were made for Philips Records unless otherwise indicated:
Publication Date Composer Title/Selection Record Label Publisher Number
1977(LP)
1977(SC)
1987(CD)
Beethoven Concerto in C for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 56 (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Bernard Haitink, conductor) Philips Records 9500.382
7300.604
420 231-2
1980(LP)
1980(SC)
1982(CD)
Beethoven Piano Trio No. 6 “Archduke” Philips Records 9500.895
7300.895
412 891-2
1981(SC)
1983(LP)
Beethoven Piano Trio in E-flat(after the Septet, Op. 20), Op. 38 Philips Records 7337.131
6514.315
1983(LP)
1983(SC)
Beethoven Piano Trio in D (after Symphony No.2); Trio Movement in E-flat Philips Records 410.3761
410.3764
1991(CD) Beethoven Complete Piano Trios Philips Records 432 381-2—432 388-2
1968(LP)
1968(SC)
1987(CD)
Brahms Piano Trios Philips Records 6770.007
7650.007
416 838-2, 416 839-2, 416 840-2
1974(LP)
1996(CD)
Brahms Piano Quartets(Complete, with Walter Trampler, viola)
Complete Piano Quartets
Philips Records 6747.068
2PH2 454017
1969(LP)
1996(CD)
Dvořák Complete Piano Trios Philips Records 6703.015
454 259-2
1972(LP)
2004(CD)
Dvořák Piano Quartets (with Walter Trampler, viola) Philips Records 6500 452
470 6622
1970(LP) Haydn Piano Trios(H.XV) Nos. 25-27 Philips Records 6500.023
1972(LP) Haydn Piano Trios Nos. 18,19,and 22
Piano Trios Nos. 20, 24,and 32
Piano Trios Nos. 29,30,and 31
Piano Trios Nos. 21,23,and 28
Philips Records 6500.521
6500.522
6500.400
6500.401
1975(LP) Haydn Piano Trios Nos. 13, 16,and 17
Piano Trios Nos. 14 and 15
Philips Records 9500.035
9500.034
1977(LP) Haydn Piano Trios Nos. 2,6 and 8
Piano Trios (H.XV) Nos. 5,10, and 11
Piano Trios (H.XV) Nos. 7, 9 and 12

Philips Records 9500.325
9500.327
9500.326
1978(LP) Haydn Piano Trios (H.XV) Nos. C1,F1,and 36
Piano Trios (H.XV) Nos. 34, 35, 38 and 40
Philips Records 9500.472
9500.473
6500.400
6500.401
1979(LP) Haydn Piano Trios (H.XIV) No.6
Piano Trios (H.XV) Nos. 37 and 39
Piano Trios in C Major(H.XV C1)
Piano Trios in G Major (H.XV:41)
Philips Records 9500.657
9500.658
1991(CD) Haydn Piano Trios (Complete) Philips Records 432 061-2—432 073-2
1967(LP) Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49; Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 66 Philips Records 6580.211
1986(CD) Mendelssohn
Dvořák
Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49
Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 90 “Dumky”
Philips Records 6580.211
416 297-2
1967(LP)
1967(SC)
2000(CD)
Mozart Piano Trios
Piano Quintets, Quartets, and Trios
Philips Records 6770.017
7650.177
464 820-2
1966(LP) Ravel Piano Trio in A Minor; Violin Sonata in G (Arthur Grumiaux, violin) Philips Records 6570.177
1966(SC)
1984(CD)
Ravel
Chausson
Piano Trio in A Minor
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 3
Philips Records 7310.177
411 141-2
1987 (CD) Rachmaninoff The “Elegiac” Piano Trios Philips Records 420 175-2
1976(LP)
1976(SC)
1987(CD)
Schubert Piano Quintet in A, Op. 114 “Trout” (with Samuel Rhodes, viola and Georg Hortnagel, double-bass) Philips Records 9500.071
7300.481
420 716-2
1966(LP)
1966(SC)
2006(CD)
Schubert Piano Trios (Complete) Philips Records 6770.001
7650.015
475 7571
1972(LP)
1976(SC)
1987(CD)
Schumann The Complete Piano Trios of Robert and Clara Schumann Philips Records 6700.051
1975(LP) Schumann Piano Quartet, Op. 47; Piano Quintet, Op. 44 (with Samuel Rhodes, viola and Dolf Bettelheim, violin) Philips Records 9500.065
1975(SC)
1997(CD)
Schumann Complete Piano Trios; Piano Quartet, Op. 47;Piano Quintet Op. 44 Philips Records 7300.792
456 323-2, 456 324-2—456 325-2
1975(LP) Shostakovich
Ives
Shostakovich
Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67
Piano Trio
Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67 (on Piano Music, Chamber Works)
Philips Records 9500.071
7300.481
420 716-2
1971(LP) Smetana
Chopin
Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50
Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 8
Philips Records 6500.133
1971(LP) Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 Philips Records 6500.132
2003(CD) Beaux Arts Trio: Philips Recordings 1967-1974 Philips Records B0001506-02
2004(CD) A 50 Year Celebration Philips Records B0003140-02