Ernest Bloch

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... read moreSwiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) established his reputation in music on Hebraic themes in works such as the cello concerto Schelomo (1916). That year, Bloch first traveled to the United States, became a U.S. citizen, and ultimately composed his prize-winning cantata, America: An...

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Suite No. 1 For Solo Cello: I. Prelude
Ernest Bloch
3:32
Suite No. 1 For Solo Cello: Ii. Allegro
Ernest Bloch
2:27
Suite No. 1 For Solo Cello: Iii. Canzona
Ernest Bloch
3:44
Bloch Prayer From Jewish Life: Prayer From Jewish Life
Ernest Bloch
3:33
Prayer
Ernest Bloch
5:23

Biography

Active: 1900s-1950s
Country Of origin: Switzerland

A Swiss composer who moved to noise-based composition from neo-classical beginnings. Bloch was a composer of psychologically profound works who was greatly influenced by world music (Hebrew melody, Southeast Asian music, and Tibetan music) in creating a totally original music with a traditional fluidity of inflection. His later works, like the "Sinfonia Breve" (1952), written when he was 72, developed a bold, energetic dissonance. ~ Blue Gene Tyranny~ Rovi

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