Ernest Bloch - America; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2012)
Seattle Symphony, conducted by Gerard Schwarz; Patricia Michaelian, piano
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Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572743 | Time: 01:01:54
Swiss-born Bloch, a pupil of Eugène Ysaÿe, emigrated to the United States in 1916. Written in 1926, two years after Bloch had become an American citizen, America: An Epic Rhapsody, is the composer’s tribute to his adopted country. This romantic and patriotic score vividly surveys the history of the US from the native American melodies of pre-colonial days to the modern era of 1920s jazz and beyond. The Concerto Grosso No 1 is a bold statement which unites the eighteenth-century concerto grosso form with a modern tonal language.