C1202. OTTO KLEMPERER Cond. Los Angeles Phil.: Symphony #5 in c (Beethoven); Die Meistersinger – Overture (Wagner) (both recorded 1 Jan., 1934); w.Bernardo Segall (Pf.): Totentanz (Liszt), recorded 11 Feb., 1945. (Germany) Archipel 0055. Long out-of-print, final copies! - 7640104006558
“Born in Campinas, Brazil, Bernardo Segall made his professional début at age 9 in a program that included two of his own compositions. At 14, he won the Chiaffarelli Piano Contest and received an honorary bachelor's degree from São Paulo Conservatory. Two years later, he traveled to the United States, where he studied with Alexander Siloti and, at 21, made his American début at New York's Town Hall. During his career, Segall performed extensively in Europe and the Americas, and appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the NBC Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the São Paulo Philharmonic under such conductors as Arturo Toscanini, Leonard Bernstein and Otto Klemperer.
During the 1970s, Segall served on the faculty of the music department at USC, where he taught piano to advanced students and other instructors for much of the decade.”
- The Los Angeles Times, 1 Dec., 1993