Ernest Bloch

Ernest Bloch Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    24th July 1880
  • Died
    15th July 1959
  • Birthplace
    Geneva, Switzerland

Ernest Bloch was a 20th-century Swiss-born American composer. He began playing the violin at age 9. He began composing soon after. He studied music at the conservatory in Brussels, where his teachers included the celebrated Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. He then travelled around Europe, moving to Germany (where he studied composition from 1900–1901 with Iwan Knorr at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt), on to Paris in 1903 and back to Geneva before settling in the United States in 1916, taking American citizenship in 1924.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Concerto Grosso No.1 Concerto String Orchestra
Baal Shem Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
From Jewish Life Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Fantaisie Fantasy Voice(s) and Piano
5 Sketches in Sepia Piano piece Piano
Frohe Kinder Piano piece Piano
Nirvana Piano piece Piano
Poems of the Sea Piano piece Piano
String Quartet No.1 Quartet String Quartet
Schelomo Rhapsody Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Psalm 22 Sacred Mass Voice(s) and Orchestra
Cello Sonata Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Piano Sonata Sonata Piano
Violin Sonata No.1 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Poèmes d'Automne Song Cycle Voice(s) and Orchestra
Suite Suite Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
3 Poèmes Juifs Symphonic Poem Orchestra
Hiver-printemps Symphonic Poem Orchestra
Symphony Symphony Orchestra