Bloch on Bloch

One of the challenges in doing rare works like the Bloch Suite, is that it is exceedingly hard to locate basic background materials. Fortunately, with some help, we have found Bloch’s own program notes on the piece. I reproduce them here especially for the many players and audience members who were so intrigued by the piece and wanted to more of its origins.


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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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1 comment on “Bloch on Bloch”

  1. Pingback: Kenneth Woods- a view from the podium » Great article on Ernest Bloch from the Oregonian

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