Ernst Bloch: (1880-1959)
Ernst Bloch was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1880.
several years traveling and living between America and war-torn Europe, Bloch eventually settled in New
York where he taught at the David Mannes
School of Music. In 1920, Bloch became the first director of the Cleveland
Institute of Music, and from 1925-1930 he headed the San Francisco Conservatory.
spent time alternating composing Jewish and non-Jewish romantic works.
Some of his Jewish works include Jewish poems for orchestra, Baal
Shem and Abodah for violin and piano, and From Jewish
Life for cello and piano.
Quotes from Ernst Bloch
on Ernst Bloch’s philosophy
Mihal, John.,Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 10,1937‘Wisdom’s
House’ Dwells in Hebrew Cultural Garden.