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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Back American Opera Initiative. The recording quality is outstanding, 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.

We would like to dedicate the recording to the many members of our family that perished in the Holocaust. 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! In his program notes, Bloch explained “for years I’ve had sketches for the book of Ecclesiastes that I wanted to put into music Raphael Wallfisch plays with schlomo intensity that seems to be even greater than his other concerto recordings, while the orchestral playing and recording is exceptionally vivid.

It is of great significance that I have recorded these amazing pieces with my dear son Benjamin. Introspection Late Night Partying.

This imaginatively conceived and warmly recorded 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 Still, the work impresses the listener emotionally above all. 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 so well. Andrew Achenbach, Classical Ear, January http: Cello Concerto; Ernest Bloch: Cello Concerto in Am Op; Bloch: The cellist gets the rare opportunity to play both hero and prophet.


Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra

The orchestra are in fine form under thesoloist’s son, who keeps a clear head in a complex score, ensuring that every detail is in focus, the climaxes awesome Soon he joins in. The splendors of power and the throne topple like tarnished fanes into ruins. With characteristic modesty, Bloch subtitles the work a “rhapsody” and so may mislead a listener. 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 introduction, which contains the form of several essential motifs, is the plaint, the lamentation.

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The second section introduces the shofar -like theme and texture for the first time in the piece, which is played by scheloml celesta. Here, we have the magnificence of Solomon’s court, the great yearning and nocturnal world of the Song of Songsand the weary meditations of Ecclesiastescapped by the passionate outcry, “Vanity of vanities.

The vigor … of the Patriarchs, the violence … in the books of the Prophets, the burning love of justice … the sorrow and the grandeur of the Book of Job, the sensuality of the Song of Songs. Almost every major cellist has recorded Schelomo. The rhapsody says, ‘I have tasted all of this. Streams Videos All Posts. This page was last edited on 16 Septemberat Wallfisch father and son revel in the score’s virtuosity presenting a performance that is both atmospheric and physically exhilarating.


Possibly public domain in parts of the EU and other 70 pma territories. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, accessed October 10,http: Again one hears their lament, their unrest growing fevered, anguished. An American in Paris [Warner Classics]. Ask a question about this CD. As she worked on her sculpture Bloch worked on his musical interpretation of Ecclesiastes, which he intended for Alexander Barjansky, and completed it within a few weeks.

Lalo, Tchaikovsky, Bloch, Faure: It is very highly recommended. Bloch added “this is my only work that culminates in a total negation — but the subject demanded it. Schelomo; Voice in the Wilderness; Caplet: Log In Log In.

Back Plan Your Trip. Now, Solomon’s initial protestations of disgust return, as oboe and bassoon solos invoke the synagogue chant “Asher kidshonu.

Schelomo, rhapsody for cello & orchestra (or piano)

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity. Virtuoso cellists love to play it. Gift Shop Shop Now. Solomon drifts into the dream, but nor for long. In the Shadow of War. As this work was first published before or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no “restoration” under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.