Josh Bloch

Marc Coppey, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin & Kirill Karabits - Dvořák: Cello Concerto & Klid - Bloch: Schelomo (2017)

Marc Coppey, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin & Kirill Karabits - Dvořák: Cello Concerto & Klid - Bloch: Schelomo
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:25 min | 303 MB
Label: audite Musikproduktion | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

Departing from home: in Schelomo, Bloch examines his cultural and religious roots; in his cello concerto, Dvořák illustrates both his old and his new native countries, whilst the forest scene Klid represents a bridge and also an atmospheric reminiscence.
Mstislav Rostropovich - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Bloch: Schelomo (1977/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mstislav Rostropovich - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Bloch: Schelomo (1977/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:13 minutes | 866 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In March 2017, Warner Classics marks the 10th anniversary of Mstislav Rostropovich’s death and 90 years since his birth with the deluxe collectors’ box set Cellist of the Century, comprising of selected remastered recordings.
Raphael Wallfisch & John York - Bloch: Music for Cello & Piano (2017)

Raphael Wallfisch & John York - Bloch: Music for Cello & Piano
Classical, Chamber Music | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 70:11 min | 161 MB
Label: Nimbus Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

These five works, covering the range from Bloch's student days in Brussels and through his first decades in the USA, bear witness to a fertile and expanding imagination. Central to any survey of Bloch must be the so-called ""Jewish"" music which occupied him for just a decade around the time of the First World War and into the 20s and which includes his greatest and most popular score, Schelomo - Rhapsodie hébraïque for cello and orchestra from 1916. He did not invent the style, however, nor did he always inhabit this world, as evinced by the early Sonate and the big Suite 1919, neither of which could be labelled ""Jewish"".
Zina Schiff, RSNO, Jose Serebrier - Ernest Bloch: Violin Concerto; Baal Shem; Suite Hebraique (2007)

Ernest Bloch: Violin Concerto; Baal Shem; Suite Hébraïque (2007)
Zina Schiff, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; José Serebrier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557757 | Time: 01:05:59

A precocious violin talent, Bloch left home at the age of seventeen to study with the illustrious Belgian violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe, who regognised his pupil's extraordinary creative potential and persuaded him to pursue composition. Bloch's Violin Cocnerto, an underrated rarity, is one of his most important works of the 1930s. Although Bloch attributed the major themes in the Concerto to American Indian songs heard on a visit to New Mexico, he also described the work as portraying 'the complex, glowing, agitated soul that I feel vibrating through the Bible'. The Suite hébraïque, which draws on traditional melodies to evoke a sense of nostalgia, and the exotic tryptich Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life), are indelibly associated with Bloch's 'Jewish works'.
Natalie Clein - Bloch, Ligeti & Dallapiccola: Suites for Solo Cello (2017) [TR24][OF]

Natalie Clein - Bloch, Ligeti & Dallapiccola: Suites for Solo Cello
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 64:19 min | 1.04 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

Natalie Clein, whose previous recording of the music of Ernest Bloch was described as ‘inspired’ by The Sunday Times, turns to his three suites for solo cello as part of a recital of works written in the aftermath of the Second World War. The sombre voice of the cello seems especially apposite in music of such deep seriousness, Ligeti’s short sonata providing an energetic and life-affirming finale.
RPO, Dalia Atlas, David Towse - Ernest Bloch: Symphony in E flat; Macbeth; 2 Interludes; 3 Jewish Poems; In Memoriam (1997)

Ernest Bloch: Symphony in E flat; Macbeth; 2 Interludes; 3 Jewish Poems; In Memoriam (1997)
David Towse, violin; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Dalia Atlas

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ASV | # CD DCA 1019 | Time: 01:07:57

This program includes some of the least known masterpieces from Ernest Bloch’s nearly 30 works for orchestra. Macbeth: Two Symphonic Interludes is an intoxicating and passionate distillation of Shakespeare’s powerful drama. In Memoriam is a brief elegy dedicated to the pianist Ada Clement, while the Three Jewish Poems were written when Bloch was mourning the death of his father. Originally conceived as a third concerto grosso, Bloch’s last Symphony, in E flat major, is at times emotionally turbulent and deeply spiritual work containing passages of harmonic acerbity.

Marc Bloch, "Les rois thaumaturges ..."  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Oct. 19, 2016
Marc Bloch, "Les rois thaumaturges ..."

Marc Bloch, "Les rois thaumaturges : étude sur le caractère surnaturel attribué à la puissance royale particulièrement en France et en Angleterre"
Armand Colin | 1961 | ISBN: N/A | French | PDF | 542 pages | 17.1 Mb

Cette étude est consacrée à l'étude d'un rite curieux : la guérison miraculeuse, par simple toucher des mains, des écrouelles ou scrofules (adénite tuberculeuse). L'attribution de ce pouvoir aux rois de France et d'Angeleterre remonte probablement au XIIe siècle ; elle va durer en Angleterre jusqu'au début du XVIIIe siècle, en France jusqu'en 1825, date du sacre de Charles X. …
Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz - Ernest Bloch: America; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2012)

Ernest Bloch - America; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2012)
Seattle Symphony, conducted by Gerard Schwarz; Patricia Michaelian, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572743 | Time: 01:01:54

Swiss-born Bloch, a pupil of Eugène Ysaÿe, emigrated to the United States in 1916. Written in 1926, two years after Bloch had become an American citizen, America: An Epic Rhapsody, is the composer’s tribute to his adopted country. This romantic and patriotic score vividly surveys the history of the US from the native American melodies of pre-colonial days to the modern era of 1920s jazz and beyond. The Concerto Grosso No 1 is a bold statement which unites the eighteenth-century concerto grosso form with a modern tonal language.
Rostropovich: Life and Art - Bloch, Schumann, R.Strauss (2007/1975)

Rostropovich: Life and Art - Bloch, Schumann, R.Strauss (2007/1975)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.20 Gb (DVD9) | 102+29 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Mstislav Rostropovich did more for the advancement of the cello than probably any other artist since Pablo Casals. Even after his sad passing in 2007 at the age of 80, is musical influence is felt not only in the cello community, but among orchestral musicians as well. This Deutsche Grammophon DVD is among the many tributes to Rostropovich that have surfaced over the short time since his passing. It features the Schumann Concerto and Bloch's Schelomo with Leonard Bernstein and the Orchestre National de France and Strauss' Don Quixote with Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic. All of these performances are given their first DVD release here. Schumann and Bloch are given intense, riveting performances by Rostropovich and orchestra alike. Any other cellist who played with as much force and aggression would be accused of overplaying, but with Rostropovich the intensity and conviction of his playing are what make the entire performance.
The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer' [Audiobook]

The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer' [Audiobook] by Anne-Marie O'Connor
English | December 24, 2012 | ISBN: 1452660565, ASIN: B00ANUFSS6 | M4B VBR ~ 64 kbps | 10 hrs 50 mins | 305 MB
Narrator: Coleen Marlo | Genre: Nonfiction/Art