Voices in the Wilderness: Six American Neo-Romantic Composers
by Walter Simmons

ERRATA

Due to a publishing oversight, the Bibliography and Discography were omitted from the chapter on Ernest Bloch. They will be included in future editions. In the meantime, they may be found here.

Ernest Bloch: Selective Bibliography

Bloch, Ivan. “Pater Familias.” 35-36 in The Spiritual and Artistic Odyssey of Ernest Bloch: A Centenary Retrospective. Charleston, SC: Piccolo Spoleto, 1980.

Brotman, Charles. “The Winner Loses: Ernest Bloch and His America.” American Music (Winter 1998): 417-447.

Cowell, Henry. “Current Chronicle.” Musical Quarterly (April 1954): 235-43.

Downes, Olin. “Ernest Bloch at Sixty.” New York Times (27 October 1940).

“Ernest Bloch, 78, Composer, Is Dead.” New York Times (16 July 1959)

Gatti, Guido. “Ernest Bloch.” La Critica Musicale (April/May 1920), reprinted in Musical Quarterly (trans. Theodore Baker) (January 1921): 20-38.

Kushner, David Z. The Ernest Bloch Companion. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.

Kushner, David Z. “Ernest Bloch, Daniel Gregory Mason and the Jewish Question.” American Music
Teacher (June/July 1989): 16-19.

Mason, Daniel Gregory. Tune In, America. New York: Knopf, 1931.

Newlin, Dika. “The Later Works of Ernest Bloch.” Musical Quarterly (October 1947): 443-59.

Newman, Ernest. “The Bloch Quintet.” 46-49 in More Essays from the World of Music. London: John Calder, 1958.

Ottaway, D. Hugh. “Looking Again at Ernest Bloch.” Musical Times (June, 1950): 234-35.

Rosenfeld, Paul. “The Bloch Violin Sonata.” 131-38 in Musical Chronicle (1917-1923). New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Co., 1923.

Sessions, Roger. “Ernest Bloch.” Modern Music (Nov/Dec 1927): 3-35

Strassburg, Robert. Ernest Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness. Los Angeles: Trident Shop, 1977.

Taubman, Howard. “Ernest Bloch at 70—A Musician Apart.” New York Times Magazine (18 July 1950): 17-19.


Ernest Bloch: Essential Discography

Actes Sud AT-34100 (2CDs): Macbeth (Jean-Philippe Lafont [Macbeth], Markella Hatziano [Lady Macbeth], Jean-Philippe Marlière [Macduff], Jacque Trussel [Banquo], Christer Bladin [Duncan]; Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon Ch, Phil. Orch., Friedemann Layer, cond.); www.actes-sud.fr

Arabesque Z6605/6 (2CDs): Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano; Baal Shem; Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano, “Poème Mystique”; Nuit Exotique; Abodah; Suite Hébraique; Suites Nos. 1 and 2 for Violin Solo (Donald Weilerstein, violin; Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, piano); www.arabesquerecords.com

BIS CD1133: Trois Poèmes Juifs; Evocations; Symphony in E-flat (Malmö Sym. Orch., Andrey Boreyko, cond.); www.bis.se

Chandos CHAN-8418: Sacred Service (Louis Berkman, cantor; Zemel Choir; London Sym. Orch., Geoffrey Simon, cond.); www.chandos.net

Chandos CHAN-9887: In the Night; Nirvana; Enfantines; Five Sketches in Sepia; Piano Sonata; Visions and Prophecies (Margaret Fingerhut, piano); www.chandos.net

CPO 999 096-2: Concerto Grosso No. 1; Four Episodes; Concertino for Flute, Viola, and String Orchestra; Concerto Grosso No. 2 (Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Agnieszka Duczmal, cond.)

EMI Classics CDC-7 49307 2: Schelomo (Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Orchestre National de France, Leonard Bernstein, cond.); www.emigroup.com

Laurel LR-826CD: Prelude; Night; Two Pieces; String Quartet No. 2 (Pro Arte String Quartet); www.laurelrecords.com

Laurel LR-841CD: In the Mountains; Paysages; String Quartets Nos. 3 and 4 (Pro Arte String Quartet); www.laurelrecords.com

Laurel LR-848CD: Piano Quintets Nos. 1 and 2 (Pro Arte String Quartet; Howard Karp, piano); Cello Suite No. 1 (Parry Karp, cello); www.laurelrecords.com

Laurel LR-851CD: Concerto Symphonique; Scherzo Fantasque (Micah Yui, piano); Concerto Grosso No. 2 (London Sym. Orch., David Amos, cond.); www.laurelrecords.com

Timpani 1C1052: Hiver-Printemps; Poèmes d’Automne (Brigitte Balleys, mezzo-soprano); Two Psalms (Mireille Delunsch, soprano); Psalm 22 (Vincent Le Texier, baritone); In the Night (Luxembourg Phil. Orch., David Shallon, cond.); www.timpani-records.com