Bloch Essays

Bloch: Voice In The Wilderness; Schlomo; From Jewish Life; Bruch: Kol Nidrei (2012)

Bloch: Voice In The Wilderness; Schlomo; From Jewish Life; Bruch: Kol Nidrei (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 227 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67910

A dazzling orchestral disc of music from the Jewish tradition of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Bruch’s Kol Nidrei is one of the most well-loved works in the cello repertoire. The descending opening phrase of the cello line is instantly recognizable: a universal, extraordinarily expressive utterance.

The Man Who Collected Psychos: Critical Essays on Robert Bloch  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lout at March 7, 2010
The Man Who Collected Psychos: Critical Essays on Robert Bloch

The Man Who Collected Psychos: Critical Essays on Robert Bloch By Benjamin Szumskyj
Publisher: McFarland 2009 | 262 Pages | ISBN: 0786442085 | PDF | 1 MB
Zina Schiff, RSNO, Jose Serebrier - Ernest Bloch: Violin Concerto; Baal Shem; Suite Hebraique (2007)

Ernest Bloch: Violin Concerto; Baal Shem; Suite Hébraïque (2007)
Zina Schiff, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; José Serebrier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557757 | Time: 01:05:59

A precocious violin talent, Bloch left home at the age of seventeen to study with the illustrious Belgian violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe, who regognised his pupil's extraordinary creative potential and persuaded him to pursue composition. Bloch's Violin Cocnerto, an underrated rarity, is one of his most important works of the 1930s. Although Bloch attributed the major themes in the Concerto to American Indian songs heard on a visit to New Mexico, he also described the work as portraying 'the complex, glowing, agitated soul that I feel vibrating through the Bible'. The Suite hébraïque, which draws on traditional melodies to evoke a sense of nostalgia, and the exotic tryptich Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life), are indelibly associated with Bloch's 'Jewish works'.

Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 31, 2017
Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold (2017)

Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:25 min | 274 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the United States, a democracy concerned with human rights, attracted emigrants of all origins. The young nation embodied a land free from repression for the composers brought together here by Ophélie Gaillard in the spirit of humanism. After 'Alvorada', her globe-trotting cello leads us in the footsteps of Bloch, Korngold, Prokofiev, Chava Alberstein and Giora Feidmann, singing their exile. She gives us a film score (Korngold's Concerto), a prayer (From Jewish Life), an Hebraic narrative (Schelomo), a lullaby, a wedding dance… The spirit of celebration, tenderness, religious meditation: so many facets of daily life and the culture of several generations of Jewish immigrants.
RPO, Dalia Atlas, David Towse - Ernest Bloch: Symphony in E flat; Macbeth; 2 Interludes; 3 Jewish Poems; In Memoriam (1997)

Ernest Bloch: Symphony in E flat; Macbeth; 2 Interludes; 3 Jewish Poems; In Memoriam (1997)
David Towse, violin; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Dalia Atlas

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ASV | # CD DCA 1019 | Time: 01:07:57

This program includes some of the least known masterpieces from Ernest Bloch’s nearly 30 works for orchestra. Macbeth: Two Symphonic Interludes is an intoxicating and passionate distillation of Shakespeare’s powerful drama. In Memoriam is a brief elegy dedicated to the pianist Ada Clement, while the Three Jewish Poems were written when Bloch was mourning the death of his father. Originally conceived as a third concerto grosso, Bloch’s last Symphony, in E flat major, is at times emotionally turbulent and deeply spiritual work containing passages of harmonic acerbity.

Essays on the Philosophy of Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Willson at Jan. 13, 2017
Essays on the Philosophy of Music

Ernst Bloch, Peter Palmer, "Essays on the Philosophy of Music"
English | 1985 | ISBN: 0521312132, 0521248736 | 300 pages | PDF | 8.9 MB

Marc Bloch, "Les rois thaumaturges ..."  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Oct. 19, 2016
Marc Bloch, "Les rois thaumaturges ..."

Marc Bloch, "Les rois thaumaturges : étude sur le caractère surnaturel attribué à la puissance royale particulièrement en France et en Angleterre"
Armand Colin | 1961 | ISBN: N/A | French | PDF | 542 pages | 17.1 Mb

Cette étude est consacrée à l'étude d'un rite curieux : la guérison miraculeuse, par simple toucher des mains, des écrouelles ou scrofules (adénite tuberculeuse). L'attribution de ce pouvoir aux rois de France et d'Angeleterre remonte probablement au XIIe siècle ; elle va durer en Angleterre jusqu'au début du XVIIIe siècle, en France jusqu'en 1825, date du sacre de Charles X. …
Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz - Ernest Bloch: America; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2012)

Ernest Bloch - America; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2012)
Seattle Symphony, conducted by Gerard Schwarz; Patricia Michaelian, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572743 | Time: 01:01:54

Swiss-born Bloch, a pupil of Eugène Ysaÿe, emigrated to the United States in 1916. Written in 1926, two years after Bloch had become an American citizen, America: An Epic Rhapsody, is the composer’s tribute to his adopted country. This romantic and patriotic score vividly surveys the history of the US from the native American melodies of pre-colonial days to the modern era of 1920s jazz and beyond. The Concerto Grosso No 1 is a bold statement which unites the eighteenth-century concerto grosso form with a modern tonal language.

Known and Strange Things Essays  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by free4magazines at Aug. 25, 2016
Known and Strange Things Essays

Known and Strange Things Essays
Language: English | EPUB | ISBN-10: 0812989783 | 2016 | 416 pages | 15 MB

A blazingly intelligent first book of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief

R. Howard Bloch, Frances Ferguson - Misogyny, Misandry, and Misanthropy  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rotten comics at May 17, 2016
R. Howard Bloch, Frances Ferguson - Misogyny, Misandry, and Misanthropy

R. Howard Bloch, Frances Ferguson - Misogyny, Misandry, and Misanthropy
1989 | ISBN: 0520065468 | English | 252 pages | PDF | 2.5 MB