Ernest Bloch - Suite For Viola And Orchestra - 20th Century Classical LP

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Ernest Bloch, Milton Katims, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Henry Siegl, Laszlo Varga, Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Landau– Suite For Viola And Orchestra / ''Schelomo'': Hebraic Rhapsody For Cello And Orchestra

Label: Turnabout –

TV 34622S

Format: Vinyl, LP
Record is VG++ Mint
Cover is VG++

Country: USA Issue

Released: 1977

Genre: Classical

Style: Modern


Side A

Suite For Viola & Orchestra (30:42)

A1 Lento - Allegro - Moderato

A2 Allegro Ironico

A3 Lento

A4 Molto Vivo

Side B

Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody For Cello & Orchestra (21:42)

B Schelomo - Hebraic Rhapsody For Cello & Orchestra



Cello – Laszlo Varga (tracks: B)
Composed By – Ernest Bloch
Conductor – Henry Siegl (tracks: A1 to A4), Siegfried Landau (tracks: B)
Liner Notes – Suzanne Bloch
Orchestra – Seattle Symphony Orchestra (tracks: A1 to A4), Westphalian Symphony Orchestra (tracks: B)
Viola – Milton Katims (tracks: A1 to A4)


In the limited repertory for viola the name of Ernest Bloch looms large. the Suite for unaccompanied viola is a surprise with its concise lyricism.

As for the Viola Suite, it's a masterpiece, in my mind the finest piece for viola and orchestra of the last century, and it's a total mystery why it's not better known. Its four movements explore the composer's imagined vision of the Far East, beginning in some Southeast Asian rainforest and culminating in a delicious "Chinese" finale. Despite the title of "Suite", Bloch constructs it as tightly as any French symphony in cyclical form.
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