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Ernest Bloch

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Abodah (6)
America: An Epic Rhapsody (3)
At Sea (1)
Baal Shem: Suite 'Three Pictures of Chassidic Life' (2)
» Nigun
Baal shem (arr. Hong-Mei Xiao) (1)
Baal shem (arr. M Kugel for viola and string orchestra) (1)
Baal shem (version for violin and piano) (3)
Baal shem (22)
» Vidui
Cello Sonata (2)
Circus Pieces (4) (1)
Concertino for Flute and Viola (1)
Concerto Grosso no.1 (5)
Concerto Grosso no.2 (1)
Concerto Symphonique in B minor (1)
Episodes (4) (2)
Evocations, symphonic suite (1)
From Jewish Life (arr. cello, strings & harp by Christopher Palmer) (1)
From Jewish Life (14)
Hiver-Printemps (2)
In Memoriam (1)
In the Night (2)
Israel (symphony for orchestra and five soloists) (1)
Jewish Poems (3) for large orchestra (4)
Macbeth (2)
Meditation And Processional no.1 (1)
Meditation And Processional no.2 (1)
Meditation and Processional for viola and piano (1)
Meditation hebraique (3)
Melody (4)
Night (2)
Nocturnes (3) (6)
Nuit exotique (2)
Paysages (Landscapes) (1)
Piano Quintet no.1 (1)
Piano Quintet no.2 (1)
Piano Sonata (1)
Pieces (2) for String Quartet (1)
Pieces (2) for viola and piano (1)
Pieces (5) for string quartet (1)
Poeme mystique (1)
Poems (2) (1)
Poems of Autumn (3)
Poems of the Sea (4)
Proclamation (1)
Psalm 22 (1)
Psalms (2) for Soprano and orchestra (3)
Sacred Service (Avodath Hakodesh) (1)
Schelomo (Hebraic Rhapsody for cello and orchestra) (40)
Scherzo fantasque (2)
Sinfonia breve (1)
String Quartet no.2 (1)
String Quartet no.3 (1)
Suite Hebraique (11)
Suite Symphonique (1)
Suite for cello and piano (transcr. from Suite for viola by G. Rejto and A. Baller) (1)
Suite for solo cello no.1 (4)
Suite for solo cello no.2 (1)
Suite for solo cello no.3 (2)
Suite for solo viola (3)
Suite for solo violin no.1 (3)
Suite for solo violin no.2 (2)
Suite for viola and orchestra (3)
Suite for viola and piano (3)
Suite modale (1)
Symphony for trombone and orchestra (1)
Symphony in C sharp minor (2)
Symphony in E flat major (2)
Violin Concerto in A minor (4)
Violin Concerto (3)
Violin Sonata no.1 in A minor (9)
Violin Sonata no.2 'Poeme mystique' (6)
Visions and Prophecies (1)
Voice in the Wilderness (7)

Ernest Bloch (July 24, 1880 – July 15, 1959) was a 20th-century Swiss-born American composer.

Bloch was born in Geneva to Jewish parents and began playing the violin at age 9. He began composing soon after. He studied music at the conservatory in Brussels, where his teachers included the celebrated Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. He then travelled around Europe, moving to Germany (where he studied composition from 1900–1901 with Iwan Knorr at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt), on to Paris in 1903 and back to Geneva before settling in the United States in 1916, taking American citizenship in 1924. He held several teaching appointments in the U.S., with George Antheil, Frederick Jacobi, Quincy Porter, Bernard Rogers, and Roger Sessions among his pupils. In 1917 Bloch became the first teacher of composition at Mannes College The New School for Music, a post he held for three years. In December 1920 he was appointed the first Musical Director of the newly formed Cleveland Institute of Music, a post he held until 1925. Following this he was director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music until 1930.

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(Deutsche Grammophon)

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Violin Plus One



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Ruggiero Ricci: Discovered Tapes - Sonatas


(Rhine Classics)

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Ivry Gitlis: The Early Years, Birth of a Legend


(Rhine Classics)

The Art of Josef Gingold
The Art of Josef Gingold



Leonard Rose: Milestones of a Cello Legend
Leonard Rose: Milestones of a Cello Legend



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Antal Dorati: Milestones of a Legend



Vegh and his Quartet
Vegh and his Quartet


(Budapest Music Center)