Ernest Bloch: Music for Viola and Piano

March 14, 2018, 9:00 am

After this vibrant program of Ernest Bloch’s music for viola and piano was recorded in 2001, the tapes disappeared for fifteen years. When they resurfaced, artists Paul Neubauer and Margo Garrett were thrilled that the tapes were not only salvageable, but also featured playing that they felt presented their best possible efforts to bring these works to life. Among the works offered are Bloch’s powerful Suite for Viola and Piano and the Suite Hébraïque, an engaging synthesis of Jewish themes with multiple musical influences, typical of Bloch’s mature style. Paul Neubauer’s solid reputation as one of the great violists of our time is enhanced by his collaboration with award-winning pianist Margo Garrett.