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M.ROSTROPOVICH & LENNY BERNSTEIN ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE BLOCH Schelomo I LIVE
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1280 x 720px Schelomo is a cello concerto written by Ernest Bloch, first published in 1916 and receiving its first premiere on May 3, 1917 in Carnegie Hall, New York City. This Rhapsodie hébraïque pour violoncelle et grand orchestre was completed during Bloch's "Jewish Cycle," which lasted from 1912 to 1926. Bloch claimed that he wrote music as an expression of emotion that he felt resulted from his Jewish heritage, not specifically Jewish melodies. Controversy remains over Bloch's label as a "Jewish composer". Bloch wrote, "It was this entire Jewish heritage that moved me deeply, and was reborn in my music. To what extent it is Jewish, to what extent it is just Ernest Bloch, of that I know nothing. The future alone will decide." Schelomo was written around 1915. Troubled by the agony and suffering that followed the outbreak of World War I, Bloch was especially moved by the book of Ecclesiastes and had begun drafting a work for voice and orchestra. A meeting with the cellist Alexandre