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Bloch: Music for Cello & Piano / York, Wallfisch


Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 5943  
Composer:  Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Raphael WallfischJohn York
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These five works, covering the range from Bloch's student days in Brussels and through his first decades in the USA, bear witness to a fertile and expanding imagination. Central to any survey of Bloch must be the so-called "Jewish" music which occupied him for just a decade around the time of the First World War and into the 20s and which includes his greatest and most popular score, Schelomo - Rhapsodie hébraïque for cello and orchestra from 1916. He did not invent the style, however, nor did he always inhabit this world, as evinced by the early Sonate and the big Suite 1919, neither of which could be labelled "Jewish". These five works, covering the range from Bloch's student days in Brussels and through his first decades in the USA, bear witness to a fertile and expanding imagination. Central to any survey of Bloch must be the so-called "Jewish" music which occupied him for just a decade around the time of the First World War and into the 20s and which includes his greatest and most popular score, Schelomo - Rhapsodie hébraïque for cello and orchestra from 1916. He did not invent the style, however, nor did he always inhabit this world, as evinced by the early Sonate and the big Suite 1919, neither of which could be labelled "Jewish". Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch (Cello), John York (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895-1900; Brussels, Belgium 
2.
Suite for Cello and Piano by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch (Cello), John York (Piano)
3.
Baal shem: 2nd movement, Nigun "Improvisation" by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch (Cello), John York (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; USA 
4.
From Jewish Life by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch (Cello), John York (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
5.
Méditation hébraïque by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch (Cello), John York (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 

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