Websites and Articles about Ernest Bloch

Ernest Bloch Legacy www.ernestbloch.org

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.

Ruth T. Watanabe Special Collections

Sibley Music Library (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York) Ernest Bloch Collection. www.esm.rochester.edu. 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 memory.loc.gov

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

The Robert Strassburg Collection of Ernest Bloch www.uflib.ufl.edu
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) content.cdlib.org A prominent feature of the University of California collection is a large collection of Bloch's compositions, donated following his death.

Mes musiques régénérées by Mr. Claude Torres (in French) claude.torres1.perso.sfr.fr/Bloch

Claude Torres of Montpellier France does a huge amount of work researching, documenting and recording music by Jewish composers affected by the Holocaust.  He also has a large section on Bloch. He made a big contribution to the discography of Dr. Joseph Lewinski's "Ernest Bloch: sa vie et sa pensee" Volume IV.

Walter Simmons writer and critic www.walter-simmons.com

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.

Jewish Music Institute www.jmi.org.uk.

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 homepage3.nifty.com

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 www.mvdaily.com

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 




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