|▼||Prelude (Recueillement) - Larghetto||03:51|
|Prelude (Recueillement) - Larghetto||03:51|
|▼||Five Jewish Pieces||21:03|
|No. 1 Processional||02:50|
|No. 2 Affirmation||04:16|
|No. 3 Rhapsodie||06:38|
|No. 4 Meditation||04:04|
|No. 5 Processional||02:16|
|▼||Visions and Prophecies||11:00|
|▼||From Jewish Life||08:58|
|▼||Avoda – A Yom Kippur Melody||06:10|
|▼||Baal shem (for Violin and Piano)||03:14|
Ernest Bloch is considered by many to be the ultimate Jewish composer. His most significant work of Jewish connection was his Sacred Service (Avodat Hakodesh), which was incorporated into the Milken Archive earlier this year. But Bloch also wrote a good deal of music based on Jewish scales, perceived Jewish “feeling,” and events and figures from the bible. This is the focus of Volume 10, Album 8: Chamber Music of Ernest Bloch, which includes the suite From Jewish Life, performed here by the up-and-coming young cellist Julian Schwarz; and Visions and Prophecies, performed by pianist David Holzman. Both pieces combine characteristic Jewish scales and motifs with a compositional approach that emphasizes deep emotionality and passionate energy. Also featured are recordings of Meditation Hebraique, Five Jewish Pieces, Abodah, and the masterful 1961 recording of the Baal Shem Suite for violin and piano by Isaac Stern and Alexander Zakin.
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