Composer Ernest Bloch Died On This Day in 1959 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch died on this day in 1959 – aged 78

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Ernest Bloch Death

Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch died on this day in 1959 – aged 78.

A former Musical Director of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory, Bloch’s major contributions to the string repertoire include 6 string quartets, a violin concerto, 3 violin sonatas and ‘Baal Shem’ Suite for Violin and Piano.

ITZHAK PERLMAN & JANET GUGGENHEIM | BLOCH | ‘NIGUN’ FROM BAAL SHEM

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