Bloch - Suite Hebraique for viola (Jewish suite)


Bloch - Suite Hebraique for viola (Jewish suite). You can download the PDF sheet music Bloch - Suite Hebraique for viola (Jewish suite) on this page. The most important Jewish inspired work in the Bloch's composer legacy is the Suite Hébraïque for viola and orchestra written in 1951. It was dedicated to a Jewish organisation, which had organized an Ernest Bloch Music Festival to celebrate Bloch's birthday. The work is created on January 1953 in Chicago. Bloch writes that these Jewish pieces, have used old and traditional melodies. He composed five pieces for viola and piano, and three viola pieces were orchestrated. 3 movements (Rhapsodie -Processional - Affirmation) of the Suite Hébraïque for viola and orchestra are in the style of his Baal Shem Suite. There is a viola version of this work, which was originally chosen by the composer. It is much better adapted to the Suite Hébraïque because of its musical color.


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Viola part: 5 pages. 923 K

 

Piano part: 14 pages. 4320K

 

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Bloch was born in Geneva on 1880. 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. He held several teaching appointments in the U.S., with George Antheil, Frederick Jacobi, Quincy Porter, Bernard Rogers, and Roger Sessions among his pupils. In 1917 Bloch became the first teacher of composition at Mannes College The New School for Music, a post he held for three years. In December 1920 he was appointed the first Musical Director of the newly formed Cleveland Institute of Music, a post he held until 1925. Following this he was director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music until 1930. In 1941, Bloch moved to the small coastal community of Agate Beach, Oregon and lived there the rest of his life. He taught and lectured at the University of California, Berkeley until 1952. He died on July 15, 1959 in Portland, Oregon, of cancer at the age of 78.
 
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