Born in 1880 in Geneva, Ernest Bloch was a composer influenced by Richard Strauss and the Impressionist movement in art. This tendency found expression in many of his works, including his opera Macbeth and Schelomo, a work for cello and orchestra. Later in life, Bloch moved to the coast of Oregon, so it's not surprising that the Ernest Bloch Legacy organization is based out in the town of Newport. The organization's website is a treasure trove of material on Bloch's life and work, and visitors can wind their way through over a dozen topical sections, including "Collections", "Compositions", "Discography", and "Bloch in the USA". Visitors shouldn't miss the "Articles" area, which features specially written pieces on Bloch's composition style, his interest in humanism, and other facets of his life. The "Discography" is a great place for anyone hoping to find out the details of his oeuvre and recordings.


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