Ernest Bloch

Ernest Bloch

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ernest Bloch (July 24, 1880 - July 15, 1959) was a Swiss-born American composer.Bloch was born in Geneva and began playing the violin at age 9. He began composing soon afterwards. He studied music at the conservatory in Brussels, where his teachers included the celebrated Belgian violinist Eug ne Ysa e. 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, Bernard Rogers, and Roger Sessions among his pupils. 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134908738
  • 9786134908733