Born in Switzerland, Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) reached his zenith in America, not only as composer but also as teacher. He wrote music that was often deeply spiritual in nature, drawing heavily on Jewish sources. Many of his compositions are highly emotional, following neo-classical and neo-romantic leanings, as was common in the early 20th century.
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Bloch, Ernest (1880 - 1959)
Brief biography with notes on the compositional style of his orchestral music and suggested recordings.
Bloch, Ernest (1880 - 1959), Switzerland
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Classical Music Archives: Ernest Bloch
Biography from the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. Complete files offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.
Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - Bloch
Biography, list of orchestral works, citations in Library of Congress, selected discography, links.
Ernest Bloch: A Voice In The Wilderness
Essay emphasizes the Hebrew nature of the his works while debating his rank among the great composers. A brief biography of author Jeffrey Dane is also provided.
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