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Wop when you eat three Jewish poems of Ernest Bloch performed by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Fritz Mahler. Here again Suzanne block Sweden number one for unaccompanied violin is one of Block's last works. You trance up his lifework which started with his writing provided as a young boy. During the last 20 years of his life he was living a good beach a small community on the coast of Oregon. Hit a house perched on the high cliffs overlooking the Pacific. There was a huge room with big windows facing the ocean. The last five days I didn't always work unhappily. When they decided to settle there. My parents had gone through a long long period of traveling around and my father had gone through a barren period because a second world war had affected him deeply. He had written practically nothing between necking 30. And 1945. And after their wanderings when they found this house. So as a lated close to nature that they always both love so much. BLOCK silence was interrupted
by a long throw of compositions marking a new evolution his music which lasted for almost 20 years. It was 1958 that the ending block was told that it incurable cancer. He was supposed have a major operation. But he asked to postpone it so he could finish to work which would entitle him to last point as may be now the very beautiful title but he had so little faith in the doctor that he thought perhaps he might read more than one last point. Or maybe more than two Last Poets. Shortly after this yahoo Menuhin the violinist who happened to be in Portland on tour. This is a block Wendy and suggested that he writes him an unaccompanied valance treat. He had seen the three unaccompanied cello C that a block had written those blockers were added by the two last poems maybe for not only did he write that sweet but he would another from a Neumann Who's if affection had given him so much comfort. And he then began to write a feud for Viola which unhappily did not finish for he was obliged to be
operated and for the ten months following his operation did not write a single note of music. He was then very frail and very discouraged biding his time preparing for his death really in great serenity. But the only moments when he seemed like his old self was when he and I were correcting the proofs of these streets. He would be lying on the couch with his favorite cat by his feet. Now I knew by both of us were vying with each other in the discovery of mistakes mother in a corner with her favorite cap very pleased to see father back his old self. You were not here blocks streets for unaccompanied violin before owned by Hyman breasts. Ai.
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You have heard this week for unaccompanied violin number one performed by us once again. Twenty eight years divided blocks first consider Grosso from the second. This last compose 1952 was to be one of two concerto Grossi had planned to compose but the other turned into a symphony I brave the second because had a gross was totally different from the first. He uses a saw mill croc tempted to pick up concertina manner at first but as a work of Olive's the music becomes less and less 18th century and more complex. BLOCK There's a modernization of an old form where block is working in a more abstract approach and his early orchestra works
and specially the concerto Grosso number one. The work is in four movements. The premiere of this work was given 1953 by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. So Malcolm Sargent conducting. You were not here in his Boston showed a grosso number two Howard Hanson conducting the Eastman Rochester Symphony Orchestra. Iraq. The book.
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Our program is closed with the performance of the concerto Grosso number two for string orchestra and string
quartet of Ernest blow with the Eastman Rochester Symphony Orchestra. Howard Henson directing. You've been listening to the second in the series of 15 programs. Ernest Bloch the man and his music the commentator for the series is Suzanne block the composer's daughter. The quotations from Bloch's writings are read by Robert Morris and Lee Grogan reads the quotations from other writers Ernest Bloch the man and his music is produced by Thomas Costner for WRVA are the noncommercial cultural and informational station of the Riverside Church in New York City. Albert Petrak speaking. This is the national educational radio network.
Ernest Bloch: The man and his music
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Episode 2 of 15
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WRVR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Riverside Church (New York, N.Y.)
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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For series info, see Item 3659. This prog.: Trois Poemes juifs; Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Violin; Concerto Grosso No. 2 for String Orchestra and String Quartet
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Producing Organization: WRVR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Producing Organization: Riverside Church (New York, N.Y.)
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 68-39-2 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:30:02
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