“THE ERNEST BLOCH COMPANION” By David Z. Kushner

 THE ERNEST BLOCH COMPANION. By David Z. Kushner. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. 198 pp. $79. Information generally available about Ernest Bloch and his music is so stale, third-hand, and pervaded by ideas that are either misconceived, trite, or both, that …

Picks of the Year: 1992

If I could only pick one recording for the Want List, the Barber disc (reviewed in 15:6) would be it: great performances of two of Barber’s greatest works. I selected the Mercury reissue (reviewed in 15:2 because the Concerti Grossi are two …

Picks of the Year: 1991

I was absolutely captivated by Dawn Upshaw’s recital of 20th-century vocal music reviewed in 14:4, p. 445), and I can’t imagine anyone reacting otherwise. Ernest Bloch’s two piano quintets are among his masterpieces, but have never been paired on recording …

BLOCH: Concerti Grossi Nos. 1 and 2; Schelomo.

BLOCH: Concerti Grossi Nos. 1 and 2; Schelomo. Georges Miquelle, cello; Howard Hanson conducting the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra. MERCURY 432 718-2 [ADD]; 63:05 Produced by Wilma Cozart Fine I have been an enthusiastic admirer of the Eastman/Mercury recordings ever since they were …

BLOCH: Suite for Viola and Piano; Suite Hebraique; Meditation and Processional; Five Sketches in Sepia; In the Night; Suite for Viola and Orchestra. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Flos Campi.

BLOCH: Suite for Viola and Piano; Suite Hebraique; Meditation and Processional; Five Sketches in Sepia; In the Night. Simon Rowland-Jones, viola; Niel Immelman, piano ETCETERA KTC-1112 [DDD]; 70:33. Produced by Jonathan Stracey BLOCH: Suite for Viola and Orchestra. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Flos Campi.Jerzy Kosmala, viola; Szymon …

BLOCH: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. SARASATE: Introduction and Tarantella. PROKOFIEF: Sonata for Violin Solo.

BLOCH:   Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.   SARASATE:   Introduction and Tarantella.   PROKOFIEF:   Sonata for Violin Solo.   Mischa Lefkowitz, violin; London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Freeman. LAUREL LR-134 (digital), produced by rierschel 3urke Gilbert, $9.98. (Available from Laurel, 2451 Nichols Canyon, Los Angeles, CA 90046) Laurel, the …

BLOCH: Schelomo; Voice in the Wilderness.

BLOCH: Schelomo; Voice in the Wilderness. Janos Starker, cello; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. LONDON ENTERPRISE 414 166-1. For years many admirers of the music of Bloch have been protesting the over-exposure of Schelomo at the expense of other works that are more …