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BLOCH: America / Suite Hebraique


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BLOCH: America / Suite Hebraique

Swiss-born Bloch, a pupil of Eugène Ysaÿe, became an American citizen in 1924. He has a particular reputation as a Jewish composer, and during his life his compositional style underwent several changes. He was hugely prolific, and wrote masterpieces of orchestral, instrumental, vocal and chamber music. America, An Epic Rhapsody, vividly describes the history of the country using styles ranging from Native American folk-music and jazz to the dissonance of car horns. The Suite hébraïque, composed especially for Bloch’s seventieth birthday festival in Chicago, draws on traditional Jewish melodies to evoke a sense of nostalgia.

Bloch, Ernest
Whitman, Walt, lyricist(s)

  America: an Epic Rhapsody
1.   I. 1620: The Soil - The Indians - (England) - The Mayflower - The Landing of the Pilgrims 00:19:42
2.   II. 1861 - 1865: Hours of Joy - Hours of Sorrow 00:15:46
3.   III. 1926: The Present - The Future (Anthem) 00:14:35

Bloch, Ernest

  Suite hebraique
4.   I. Rapsodie 00:06:31
5.   II. Processional 00:02:29
6.   III. Affirmation 00:03:40

Total Playing Time: 01:02:43

Bloch, Ernest

Whitman, Walt

Atlas, Dalia

Atlas Camerata Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Lucnica Chorus

Matusova, Elena; Shaham, Hagai

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Secular; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557151

Barcode: 747313215126

Physical Release: 06/2006

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