Websites about Ernest Bloch


Natalie Clein, British cellist writes a blog in The Strad, September 2018

The Strad British cellist Natalie Clein recalls her first contact with Ernest Bloch’s music and its deeper significance to her.


Ernest Bloch Legacy This site was constructed by Frank Geltner and the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, with assistance from individuals and organisations, including the members of the Bloch family. It is devoted to the preservation of many aspects of the legacy of the composer, humanist and philosopher.


Ernest Bloch Collections University of Rochester

Sibley Music Library (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York) Ernest Bloch Collection. Bloch left his papers to his daughter Suzanne who finally left the collection to the University of Rochester. It includes his pedagogical materials.


US Library of Congress Ernest Bloch Collection The collection includes manuscripts (music and lecture material), correspondence (including letters from Ernst Bacon, Harold Bauer, Albert Carré, Elizabeth S. Coolidge, Olin Downes, Carl Engel, the Flonzaley Quartet, Abe Fortas, Sidney Griller, Willem Mengelberg, Yehudi Menuhin, André Messager, Eduard Mörike, Pierre Monteux, Gabriel Pierné, Carlos Salzedo, Max Schillings, Leopold Stokowski, and Stefan Zweig), business papers, photographs, programs, promotional material, writings about Ernest Bloch, personal papers, and printed matter. 


University of Florida, Gainesville

Bloch Collections Florida University
A fascinating and fact-filled compilation of manuscript material gathered by the noted educator, composer, conductor and musicologist, Dr. Robert Strassburg (1915-2003),  focusing on the career and life of one of the most renowned composers of the 20th Century. Robert Strasburg wrote a comprehensive book on Bloch.  David Kushner (Bloch Professor of Musicology Emeritus in the University of Florida School of Music, scholar author of The Groves Dictionary section on Bloch, was the beneficiary of Strasburg's files.)


University of California (On Line Archives)

Inventory of the Ernest Bloch Collection, 1892-1958 (bulk 1919-1958) A prominent feature of the University of California collection is a large collection of Bloch's compositions, donated following his death.


Musiques régénérées by Claude Torres (in French) Claude Torres of Montpellier France does a huge amount of work researching, documenting and recording music by Jewish composers affected by the Holocaust. His extensive section on Bloch includes a list of works by date, style and alphabetically, with a comprehensive discography. There is a biography with some interesting photographs and there are many interesting links.


Walter Simmons writer and critic 

Walter Simmons is an American musicologist and critic who has devoted himself to bringing to the awareness of the music world great works (primarily of the 20th century) that have not yet been recognized. This site offers many of valuable reviews, CD reviews and other articles about Ernest Bloch's music. Read his articles on Bloch here and visit his NEW website, for hundreds of articles and reviews.
You can read a review of his book which includes a section on Bloch ‘Voices in the Wilderness' here


The Jewish Music Institute The Jewish Music Institute at SOAS University of London, embraces Ernest Bloch as part of Western Classical Music


A Young Persons Guide to Ernest Bloch This is a lovingly constructed site compiled by Mr Akinori Itoh of Japan. It contains a chronological list of Bloch’s life and compositions as well as lists of printed and recorded music.


Music and Vision Daily There are several Articles and Reviews on Ernest Bloch on the Music and Vision Website


Article by David Z Kushner

Religious Ambiguity in the Life and Works of Ernest Bloch 


Videos of Bloch on the Internet

There is a vast range of filmed clips on Bloch. There are performers from the most distinguished and historic such as Millstein, Menuhin and Zara Nelsova, to newcomers and young students playing Bloch. They cover his major orchestral works in full, to small chamber pieces for all instrument You can see them all here from the latest uploads. It includes: A Piatigorsky masterclass on ‘Schelomo’; Symphonie Israël (1916); ‘Helvetia, the land of mountains and its people, A Symphonic Fresco for orchestra’; and ‘America, an Epic Rhapsody (1926); and full performances of Eb and C# symphonies conducted by Dalia Atlas with the LPO.


Ernest Bloch Sudies, Cambridge University Press. 2017 Editors : Alexander Knapp, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and Norman Solomon, The Oriental Institute, University of Oxford A Book of essays by leading scholars of Bloch, inspired by the international conference. Ernest Bloch the Man and his Music at Cambridge University in 2007 (
Contributors: Ernest Bloch, II, Alexander Knapp, Stanley Henig, Norman Solomon, Klára Móricz, Malcolm Miller, David Schiller, David Z. Kushner, Philip V. Bohlman, Jehoash Hirshberg, Zecharia Plavin



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