His students included Roger Sessions and Randall Thompson. From to he taught at the Geneva Conservatory. He toured the United States in with the English dancer Maud Allen, and after the tour company went bankrupt he settled in New York. In he became the first director of the Cleveland Institute of Music, a position he held until Bloch became a U.

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Biography[ edit ] Bloch was born in Geneva on July 24, to Jewish parents. He began composing soon after. He then traveled around Europe, moving to Germany where he studied composition from — with Iwan Knorr at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt , on to Paris in and back to Geneva before settling in the United States in , taking US citizenship in In , Bloch became the first teacher of composition at Mannes School of Music , a post he held for three years.

In December he was appointed the first Musical Director of the newly formed Cleveland Institute of Music , a post he held until Following this his lover Ada Clement [6] appointed him as the director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music until He spent most of the following decade in Switzerland where he composed his Avodath Hakodesh "Sacred Service" before returning to the US in In he was among the founders of the Music Academy of the West summer conservatory.

He composed "In Memorium" that year after the death of Ada Clement. This once-common practice was usually undertaken to create a memento or portrait of the deceased, but it is unusual for an immediate family member to make the death mask. His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered near his home in Agate Beach. Many of his works - as can be seen from their Hebrew-inspired titles - also draw heavily on his Jewish heritage.

Ernest Bloch with his children Suzanne , Ivan and Lucienne. Suzanne Bloch, born in , was a musician particularly interested in Renaissance music who taught harpsichord , lute and composition at the Juilliard School in New York. Magnes Museum, in Berkeley, California has a small collection of photographs taken by Ernest Bloch which document his interest in photography.

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Nach seinem Studium reiste er nach Paris. Hier begegnete er Claude Debussy. Allerdings war diese nicht sehr erfolgreich und Bloch in Amerika gestrandet. Am Im Januar begegnete er Mrs. Es war eine neue Erfahrung und bereitete ihm viel Freude.


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