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Zara Nelsova, Utah SO, Maurice Abravanel - Ernest Bloch: Schelomo; "Israel" Symphony (1991) [Re-Up]

Ernest Bloch: Schelomo; "Israel" Symphony (1991)
Zara Nelsova, cello; Utah Symphony Orchestra; Maurice Abravanel, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Vanguard Classics | # 08 4047 71 | Time: 00:48:35

Schelomo receives its mead of barbarous splendour at the hands of Nelsova and Abravanel. The recording is a shade too warm but Nelsova (who recorded far too little) who studied the piece with the composer demonstrates her familiarity and sympathy with the piece. This is essential as Schelomo is one of those works that can easily seem nondescript if the artists involved are unengaged. In that sense it is rather like the Bax cello concerto (still awaiting its ideal exponent on disc). This is Nelsova's second, recording of the work. The feverish grip of the music is strongly asserted.
Gerard Caussee; OSR; Lior Shambadal - Ernest Bloch: Helvetia; Suite for Viola & Orchestra; Suite hebraique (2003)

Ernest Bloch: Helvetia; Suite for Viola & Orchestra; Suite hébraïque (2003)
Gérard Caussée, viola; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Lior Shambadal, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Cascavelle | # RSR 6170 | Time: 01:12:20

This Swiss Cascavelle disc most adroitly presents the world premiere recording of the orchestral poem Helvetia alongside two less obscure works for viola and orchestra. A highly attractive release, well designed and documented. Enthusiasts of Bloch, the viola and the mountain heights must not miss this.
Nurit Stark & Cédric Pescia - Bloch: The Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Piano Sonata (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Nurit Stark & Cédric Pescia - Bloch: The Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Piano Sonata (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:09 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Nigh on 60 years after his death, the Swiss composer, born in 1880 of Jewish origin, naturalized American in 1924, remains relatively little known by the general public and music lovers alike. Yet his music, full of lyricism, drama, virtuosity, poetry, has all it takes to please. His language combines tonality, bitonality, atonality, elements inherited from the Jewish musical tradition as well as allusions to movie style American music.
Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Concerto Copenhagen - Ich bin die Auferstehung: Buxtehude & His Copenhagen Connections (2020)

Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Concerto Copenhagen & Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Ich bin die Auferstehung: Buxtehude & His Copenhagen Connections (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 326 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 159 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:43
Classical, Vocal | Label: Dacapo

The music from the Baltic region in the latter half of the 17th century is characterized by fearless innovation and bubbling creativity. Here, a glimpse into the sacred solo-cantata and chamber music of this period is presented by bass-baritone Jakob Bloch Jespersen and Concerto Copenhagen under the direction of Lars Ulrik Mortensen.
RPO, Dalia Atlas, David Towse - Bloch: Symphony in E flat; Macbeth; 2 Interludes; 3 Jewish Poems; In Memoriam (1997) [Re-Up]

Ernest Bloch: Symphony in E flat; Macbeth; 2 Interludes; 3 Jewish Poems; In Memoriam (1997)
David Towse, violin; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Dalia Atlas

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ASV | # CD DCA 1019 | Time: 01:07:57

This program includes some of the least known masterpieces from Ernest Bloch’s nearly 30 works for orchestra. Macbeth: Two Symphonic Interludes is an intoxicating and passionate distillation of Shakespeare’s powerful drama. In Memoriam is a brief elegy dedicated to the pianist Ada Clement, while the Three Jewish Poems were written when Bloch was mourning the death of his father. Originally conceived as a third concerto grosso, Bloch’s last Symphony, in E flat major, is at times emotionally turbulent and deeply spiritual work containing passages of harmonic acerbity.
Nurit Stark & Cédric Pescia - Bloch: The Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Piano Sonata (2017)

Nurit Stark & Cédric Pescia - Bloch: The Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Piano Sonata (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 304 MB
Label: Claves Records | Tracks: 07 | Time: 70:09 min

Nigh on 60 years after his death, the Swiss composer, born in 1880 of Jewish origin, naturalized American in 1924, remains relatively little known by the general public and music lovers alike. Yet his music, full of lyricism, drama, virtuosity, poetry, has all it takes to please. His language combines tonality, bitonality, atonality, elements inherited from the Jewish musical tradition as well as allusions to movie style American music.
Orchestre National de Lille & Alexandre Bloch - Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Orchestre National de Lille & Alexandre Bloch - Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 74:14 minutes | 1,28 GB
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Official Digital Download

Alexandre Bloch, who has been Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lille since 2016, has chosen to devote a whole season of concerts to Mahler's symphonies. The Seventh (1904-05) is the most rarely recorded of the cycle unjustly, because this work later nicknamed Song of the Night testifies as clearly as its companions to the metaphysical grandiloquence that haunted Mahler during its gestation. From the gloomy Adagio of the first movement to the thundering Rondo that concludes the work, Alexandre Bloch and his orchestra lead us from the anguish of twilight to the ecstasies of dawn.
Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Concerto Copenhagen - Ich bin die Auferstehung: Buxtehude & His Copenhagen Connections (2020) [24/192]

Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Concerto Copenhagen & Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Ich bin die Auferstehung: Buxtehude & His Copenhagen Connections (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 66:43 minutes | 2,25 GB
Classical, Vocal | Label: Dacapo, Official Digital Download

The music from the Baltic region in the latter half of the 17th century is characterized by fearless innovation and bubbling creativity. Here, a glimpse into the sacred solo-cantata and chamber music of this period is presented by bass-baritone Jakob Bloch Jespersen and Concerto Copenhagen under the direction of Lars Ulrik Mortensen.
Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan - Life and Art: Bloch, Schumann, R.Strauss (2007/1975)

Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan - Life and Art: Bloch, Schumann, R.Strauss (2007/1975)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.20 Gb (DVD9) | 102+29 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Mstislav Rostropovich did more for the advancement of the cello than probably any other artist since Pablo Casals. Even after his sad passing in 2007 at the age of 80, is musical influence is felt not only in the cello community, but among orchestral musicians as well. This Deutsche Grammophon DVD is among the many tributes to Rostropovich that have surfaced over the short time since his passing. It features the Schumann Concerto and Bloch's Schelomo with Leonard Bernstein and the Orchestre National de France and Strauss' Don Quixote with Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic. All of these performances are given their first DVD release here. Schumann and Bloch are given intense, riveting performances by Rostropovich and orchestra alike. Any other cellist who played with as much force and aggression would be accused of overplaying, but with Rostropovich the intensity and conviction of his playing are what make the entire performance.
Orchestre National de Lille & Alexandre Bloch - Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (2020)

Orchestre National de Lille & Alexandre Bloch - Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 319 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:14:14
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Alexandre Bloch, who has been Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lille since 2016, has chosen to devote a whole season of concerts to Mahler's symphonies. The Seventh (1904-05) is the most rarely recorded of the cycle unjustly, because this work later nicknamed Song of the Night testifies as clearly as its companions to the metaphysical grandiloquence that haunted Mahler during its gestation. From the gloomy Adagio of the first movement to the thundering Rondo that concludes the work, Alexandre Bloch and his orchestra lead us from the anguish of twilight to the ecstasies of dawn.