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BLOCH: 4 Episodes / 2 Poems / Concertino / Suite Modale


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BLOCH: 4 Episodes / 2 Poems / Concertino / Suite Modale

Born in Geneva, Ernest Bloch moved to the United States in 1916. Although Bloch’s name is indelibly associated with his ‘Jewish works’ such as Schelomo (Naxos 8.550519), Suite hébraïque (Naxos 8.557151) and the Israel Symphony, his music underwent several changes of compositional style, exploring a varied melodic and harmonic language. The early, neo-romantic diptych Hiver- Printemps was Bloch’s first important work to be performed. Scored for string quintet, wind quintety and piano, Four Episodes consists of four short, highly individual and virtuosic movements. Concertino for flute, viola and strings and Suite Modale for flute and strings, written towards the end of Bloch’s life, provide a masterly demonstration of contrapuntal technique.

Bloch, Ernest

  4 Episodes
1.   No. 1. Humoresque macabre 00:03:04
2.   No. 2. Obsession 00:03:23
3.   No. 3. Calm 00:04:53
4.   No. 4. Chinese 00:03:47
  2 Poems
5.   No. 1. Hiver 00:06:16
6.   No. 2. Printemps 00:07:43
7.   I. Allegro comodo 00:03:13
8.   II. Andante 00:03:26
9.   III. Allegro 00:02:42
  Suite modale
10.   I. Moderato 00:02:47
11.   II. L'istesso tempo 00:02:38
12.   III. Allegro giocoso 00:02:26
13.   IV. Adagio - Allegro deciso 00:06:13

Total Playing Time: 00:52:31

Bloch, Ernest

Atlas, Dalia

Atlas Camerata Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, members

Buchman, Noam; Gandelsman, Yuri

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Concertos; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570259

Barcode: 0747313025978

Physical Release: 07/2007

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