Bert was a good neighbor, a good man, and a good friend. Our children grew up together and our families have all remained friends for many years. Berts death is a loss for us all. Our deepest sympathy for Claudia and her children and grandchildren.
Herb and Lynda Gomberg
BIAL--Bert. The New York Philharmonic deeply mourns the passing of bassoonist/contrabassoonist Bert Bial (1957-95). Beloved by his colleagues, he was also the Philharmonic's official photographer, documenting both milestones and daily life. A collection of his photos, "Focus on the Philharmonic," was published on the Orchestra's 150th anniversary. The Philharmonic extends condolences to his wife, children, and granddaughters. Music Director Jaap van Zweden President & CEO Deborah Borda
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Published in New York Times on May 23, 2020.