Bloch, Ernest

   US composer. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Bloch received his musical education in European schools and finally settled in the United States in 1916, where the rest of his life was spent in composing, conducting and teaching.
   Among modern musicians, Bloch is distinguished by the Jewish themes in much of his music. He himself declared that it was the Hebrew spirit that interested him, ‘the sacred race-emotion that lies dormant in our souls’. Among his well-known works are Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra (1916), Violin Concerto, Symphony in C Sharp Minor (1896), Macbeth (1907), Israel Symphony, Trois Poèmes Juifs (1913) and Avodat Hakodesh (‘Sacred Service’, 1933), a synagogue composition for the sabbath composed from 1930 to 1933.

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

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  • BLOCH, ERNEST — (1880–1959), composer. Bloch, who was born in Geneva, revealed his musical gifts as a child and was only ten when he wrote down a vow that he would become a composer and then, in ritual fashion, burned the inscribed paper over a mound of stones.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BLOCH (ERNEST) — BLOCH ERNEST (1880 1959) Compositeur américain d’origine suisse à qui la musique hébraïque doit ses lettres de noblesse au XXe siècle. Natif de Genève, Ernest Bloch y travaille la rythmique avec Émile Jaques Dalcroze. Puis, il étudie le violon… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bloch,Ernest — Bloch (blŏk, blôk, blôKH), Ernest. 1880 1959. Swiss born American composer noted for his chamber music, such as Quintet for Piano and Strings (1923), and for works with Jewish themes, including Israel Symphony (1916). * * * …   Universalium

  • Bloch, Ernest — born July 24, 1880, Geneva, Switz. died July 15, 1959, Portland, Ore., U.S. Swiss born U.S. composer. He conducted and lectured at the Geneva Conservatory before moving in 1916 to the U.S., where he served as director of the San Francisco… …   Universalium

  • Bloch, Ernest — (1830 1959)    American composer of Swiss origin. He was professor of composition at the Geneva Conservatory. In 1917 he settled in the US, where he served as director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His works include Trois poemes… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Bloch, Ernest — ► (1880 1959) Compositor suizo, representante de la escuela moderna. Compuso la sinfonía Israel (1916), la rapsodia Schelomo (1916) y la ópera Macbeth (1910), entre otras. * * * (24 jul. 1880, Ginebra, Suiza–15 jul. 1959, Portland, Ore., EE.UU.) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Ernest Bloch — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Ernest Bloch fotografiado con unos niños Este artículo se refiere al compositor. Para el filósofo del mismo nombre, ver Ernst Bloch. Ernest Bloch (24 de julio de 1880 – 15 de julio de 1959) fue u …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ernest Bloch — mit Kindern Ernest Bloch (* 24. Juli 1880 in Genf; † 15. Juli 1959 in Portland, Oregon) war ein schweizerisch amerikanischer Komponist jüdischer Abstammung. Leben Ernest Bl …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bloch — Bloch, Conrad E. Bloch, Ernest Bloch, Ernst Bloch, Felix Bloch, Marc * * * (as used in expressions) Bloch, Ernest Bloch, Felix Bloch, Marc (Léopold Benjamin) Marcel Bloch …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Ernest Bloch — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bloch. Ernest Bloch Ernest Bloch, né à Genève le 24 juillet 1880 et mort le 15 juillet …   Wikipédia en Français

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