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Ernest Bloch "From Jewish Life" with Hamilton Cheifetz and Julia Lee
Seeded by hamiltoncheifetz on 30 Jan 2019
Author: Hamilton Cheifetz
On November 15, 2018, there was a Celebration of Life for Ernie Bloch, on what would have been his 80th birthday. Ernie passed away in August, and he was my dear friend for decades. At his urging many years ago, I learned "Jewish Song" and "Supplication" which completed the set of his grandfather's iconic pieces "From Jewish Life" along with the Prayer. The family invited me to play the pieces during the celebration, and it was a moving evening on many levels. Posted with love for Ernie and appreciation for the sensitive playing of pianist Julia Lee. We played the pieces in this order: Jewish Song, Supplication and then Prayer. The excellent recording is by Alan Niven.