Sunday 23 September 2018 11:30AM

Natalie Clein cello; Yeol Eum Son piano

Bloch, Vaughan Williams and Bridge


  • Natalie Clein cello
  • Yeol Eum Son piano

According to an early interpreter, Frank Bridge’s sonata was written ‘in utter despair over the futility of war and the state of the world’, while Vaughan Williams’s studies testify to one of the deepest sources of his inspiration.

Ernest Bloch composed From Jewish Life for cello and piano in 1924, while Director of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Each of the three movements (“Prayer”, “Supplication”, “Jewish Song”) evokes the emotional intensity of the Jewish experience in Eastern Europe in past centuries. All three Solo Cello Suites were written near the end of the composer’s life and reflect his love for the music of Bach.

  • Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
        • Suite 'From Jewish Life'
        • Suite No. 1 for solo cello
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
        • 6 Studies in English Folksong
  • Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
        • Cello Sonata in D minor
  • Encore
  • Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
        • Scherzo

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