A Brief History and Analysis of Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo However, it was with the composition of his epic Schelomo: Rhapsody for Violoncello and Large. Ernest Bloch. Schelomo – Hebraic Rhapsody for Violoncello and Orchestra. “I do not propose or desire to attempt a reconstruction of the music of the Jews or. Ernest Bloch. Schelomo, rhapsody for cello & orchestra (or piano). Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter.

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Bloch Schelomo

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. I know I shall be returning to this CD when I need a Schelomo fix and I am equally glad to have heard the other works performed and recorded blooch well.

scheloom This imaginatively conceived and warmly schelojo programme places the two major works for cello and orchestra by Bloch in the context of music by two of the Swiss-born composer’s French contemporaries Wallfisch father and son revel in the score’s virtuosity presenting a performance that is both atmospheric and physically exhilarating.

He said that he had no desire to archive the music of the Jews but that the intention in his own music was to capture the Hebrew spirit in ‘ the complex, ardent, agitated soul that vibrates in the Bible’.


The orchestra are in fine form under thesoloist’s son, who keeps a clear head in a echelomo score, ensuring that every detail is in focus, the climaxes awesome Ravel’s Kaddischhis deeply felt homage to Jewish music, carries an authentic ring and completes this memorable recording which is dedicated to the many members of the Wallfisch family who perished in schelimo Holocaust.

The recording quality is sdhelomo, offering the best-balanced sound I have heard live or on record – from Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff; this is of demonstration standard, which – together with some particularly informative and insightful booklet notes from Alexander Knapp – make this an eminently desirable disc, an absolute ‘must’ for admirers of these composers and of cello playing. Andrew Achenbach, Classical Ear, January http: Raphael Wallfisch plays with an intensity that seems to be even greater than his other concerto recordings, while the orchestral playing and recording is exceptionally vivid.

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This is music whose melodies and colours can be greatly appreciated with repeated listening, where the music also becomes more directly affecting. It is very highly recommended. Sign Up for Our Newsletter: Ask a question about this CD.

Details The two great works for cello and orchestra by Bloch, Schelomo and Voice in the Wilderness are amongst my very favourite to play. I grew up listening to the wonderful recording by Emanuel Feuermann and the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Stokowski, and long before I could play the piece knew every note from memory!


Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra

Bloch is able to encapsulate the fervent schelmoo, grandeur, tragedy, and joy of the Jewish legend with unequalled pathos and skill. In Schelomo the cello takes on the main role of the voice of King Solomon,the orchestra creating the atmosphere and framework for the tale to be told.

In Voice in the Wilderness, the cello provides obligato commentaries on the music set out by the orchestra in each piece. The virtuoso cello solo this time tells the story of the Adoration of the Magi and celebration of the birth of Christ in an Ethiopian setting! It is of great significance that I have recorded these amazing pieces with my dear son Benjamin.

We would like to dedicate the recording to the many members of our family that perished in the Holocaust. Reviews “Nimbus has thus produced a real winner here.