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Ernest Bloch: Helvetia. Suite for viola and orchestra. Suite Hébraïque for viola and orchestra. Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Gérard Caussé, viola. Dir. Lior Shambadal.

Ernest Bloch (CD Cascavelle) swissmusic

Swiss composer Ernest Bloch was born on July 24, 1880 in Geneva in a Jewish family. He composed his first masterpieces in Switzerland. But his works did not have the audience they deserved. In July 1916 he leaves for America. 1920 - 1930 head of the Cleveland Institute and then the San Francisco Conservatory. After a stay in Europe between 1930 and 1938 Bloch travels back to the U.S.A. (See also: Swissmusic Classic Anthology - Swiss Composers.)

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