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THE ROBERT STRASSBURG COLLECTION OF ERNEST BLOCH

Two great men of modern classical music are honored and commemorated by this important acquisition to the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts. THE ROBERT STRASSBURG COLLECTION OF ERNEST BLOCH is a fascinating and fact-filled compilation of manuscript material gathered by the noted educator, composer, conductor and musicologist, Dr. Robert Strassburg (1915-2003), focusing on the career and life of one of the most renowned composers of the 20th Century, Ernest Bloch (1880-1959).

Legendary cellist, Pablo Casals, called Ernest Bloch "the best composer of our time" and composer Alfredo Casella stated "..his art is one of grandeur and majesty which sometimes recalls the Moses of Michelangelo." High praise for one of the first distinguished European composers (others included Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Bartok) to make the United States his home in the early 1900s. Bloch's Jewish heritage was his greatest source of strength and creativity and was most visibly expressed during his "Jewish Cycle" of composition between 1912 and 1916. The music of the masters (Beethoven, Mahler and Debussy) was another great influence on the youthful Bloch, but he also demonstrated a neo-classical approach in his later quintets, quartets, suites, symphonies and especially in his EPIC RHAPSODY, AMERICA for orchestra, winner of the 1928 Musical America Prize. Bloch's compositions earned him world-wide acclaim, honors and awards, but his greatest and proudest accomplishment was the influence he had on his admirers and students including future composers Herbert Elwell, Randall Thompson, Roger Sessions and Robert Strassburg.

strassburgThe life, career and scholarship of Dr. Robert Strassburg, in many ways, parallels that of Ernest Bloch. Strassburg always expressed a passion for music. He would play up to eight hours a day as a classically trained concert pianist, but he also devoted his life to composing, conducting, teaching (Professor Emeritus of Music at California State University) and writing. In 1950, Strassburg moved to Miami where he became a key contributor to the southern Florida music scene, writing over 40 documentary film scores. He founded the All Miami Youth Symphony Orchestra (now the Greater Miami Youth Symphony) in 1958. The Robert Strassburg Piano Concerto Competition is held each year to honor its founding director. In 1955, he was named Miami Composer of the Year. In addition to his personal musical accomplishments, Professor Strassburg is credited with being one of the world's leading authorities on the life and music of Ernest Bloch. His critically acclaimed biography, ERNEST BLOCH: VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS (Trident Shop, California State University, 1977) was a labor of love and music scholars consider this biography to be THE textbook on the works of Ernest Bloch.

Dr. Robert Strassburg's extensive research material (dating back to the late 1950s) on the career of Ernest Bloch (as well as his own career) is now housed in the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts (17 boxes, 9 linear feet). This important collection of notes, articles, research sources, published and photocopied scores, drafts, galley proofs, photographs, correspondence with friends and family of Ernest Bloch and vinyl recordings was donated by Robert Strassburg's son, Dr. Marc Strassburg in October 2003. The Strassburg family chose the University of Florida, as the repository for this material, as a result of their contact with and respect for Dr. David Z. Kushner, the Head of Musicology and Music History in the University of Florida School of Music. Dr. Kushner is also a noted expert on the music of Ernest Bloch having published two respected works on the composer (ERNEST BLOCH: A GUIDE TO RESEARCH and THE ERNEST BLOCH COMPANION). Marc Strassburg wrote of Dr. Kushner: "...from your wonderful accomplishments and leading position as an academician in this area, I am positive that my father would be thrilled on my making this contact with you."

We are grateful to Dr. Marc Strassburg for his generosity and we thank Professor Kushner for his tireless negotiations during this transaction with the Strassburg family. Their efforts on behalf of the University of Florida resulted in a treasure trove of material for the Belknap Collection and the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. The preservation of the work of Dr. Robert Strassburg provides invaluable material for future scholars and researchers at the University of Florida and we are proud to add this resource to the collections.

Dr. Robert Strassburg wrote: "The music of Ernest Bloch has an enduring quality about it. As it is rediscovered from year to year one discovers an increase in its power to stir the listener emotionally. It demands much of the listener, but is readily accessible..." The musical careers of Ernest Bloch and Robert Strassburg endure and are accessible for discovery in THE ROBERT STRASSBURG COLLECTION OF ERNEST BLOCH in the BELKNAP COLLECTION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.

BOX 1 STRASSBURG: PUBLISHED WORKS - Three copies of ERNEST BLOCH: VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS (Trident Shop, California State University, 1977) and ERNEST BLOCH: A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY (Dissertation)

BOX 2 STRASSBURG: MISCELLANEOUS BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION - Includes correspondence, lecture notes, photographs, musical compositions, etc. relating to the life and career of Dr. Robert Strassburg - Filed alphabetically by subject.

BOX 3-4-5 STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIAL AND SOURCES - Includes Ernest Bloch biographical material researched and gathered by Robert Strassburg in preparation for his various publications - Filed alphabetically by subject.

BOX 6 STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIAL AND SOURCES: TRIBUTES AND CELEBRATIONS - Includes programs, heralds, articles and miscellaneous materials documenting the many tributes honoring Ernest Bloch during his lifetime and after his death in 1959 - Filed alphabetically by subject.

BOX 7 STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIAL AND SOURCES: IMAGES, PHOTOGRAPHS and NEGATIVES - Includes Ernest Bloch publicity and private photos used by Robert Strassburg for ERNEST BLOCH: VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS - Filed alphabetically by subject.

BOX 8-9 STRASSBURG: PRE - PUBLICATION DRAFTS, GALLEY PROOFS and MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL - Includes research notes, correspondence, drafts and galley proofs for Robert Strassburg's various Ernest Bloch publications - Filed chronologically.

BOX 10-11-12-13-14 STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIAL AND SOURCES - MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS - Robert Strassburg's research notes, articles and sources on most of Ernest Bloch's compositions gathered in preparation for his many Ernest Bloch publications - Filed alphabetically by composition title.

BOX 15-16-17 STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIAL AND SOURCES - 33 1/3 RPM RECORDINGS - Robert Strassburg's collection of recordings of Ernest Bloch compositions conducted and performed by Ernest Bloch and various artists - Filed alphabetically by artist.

BOX 1- STRASSBURG: PUBLISHED WORKS
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
FOLDER 1 ERNEST BLOCH: VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS 3 copies (including a well-worn work copy with hand-written revisions and notes by Robert Strassburg)
FOLDER 2 ERNEST BLOCH: A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY 1 copy
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BOX 2 - STRASSBURG: MISCELLANEOUS BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
FOLDER 1 American Musicological SocietyLecture delivered by Robert Strassburg in October of 1967
FOLDER 2 CorrespondenceMiscellaneous letters to and from Robert Strassburg (1957-2000)
FOLDER 3 The Essence of Ernest Bloch1991 Brandeis-Bardin Institute lecture (notes and cassette recording) by Robert Strassburg notes
FOLDER 4 Jewish Music Miscellaneous historical and background material collected by Robert Strassburg for lectures and publications
FOLDER 5 Know the Bible Through Musical MasterpiecesNotes and publicity for a 12 session course taught by Robert Strassburg at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles
FOLDER 6 Hugh E. Mullins Memorial (1983)Notes from a tribute delivered by Robert Strassburg in honor of composer and educator, Hugh E. Mullins
FOLDER 7 Musical CompositionsBackground information and miscellaneous musical manuscripts of Robert Strassburg highlighting his career as a composer and conductor
FOLDER 8 PhotographsMiscellaneous publicity photos of Robert Strassburg
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BOX 3 - STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIALS AND SOURCES
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
FOLDER 1"…About Ernest Bloch"Publicity release for a 1968 television documentary
FOLDER 2Academy of St. Cecelia Notes by Robert Strassburg dealing with Ernest Bloch's honorary membership (1929) in the Academy of St. Cecelia - Rome, Italy
FOLDER 3Appia, Von Edmond - Swiss View of BlochStrassburg's notes on article by musicologist, Appia
FOLDER 4"At Home With Ernest Bloch"1955 ETUDE article by Norma Ryland Graves (photocopy)
FOLDER 5Autograph Manuscripts at the University of CaliforniaCatalogue for Ernest Bloch holdings at the University of California (3 copies)
FOLDER 6Bartok and BlochStrassburg's notes on the relationship between composer Bela Bartok and Ernest Block
FOLDER 7" The Beginning of a New Menuhin Era"1981 New York Times article by Bernard Holland (photocopy)
FOLDER 8Berkeley and Agate BeachStrassburg's notes on Ernest Bloch as a Berkeley professor and resident of Agate Beach, Oregon
FOLDER 9BibliographiesMiscellaneous Ernest Bloch bibliographies
FOLDER 10Biography and Musical WorksErnest Bloch BIOGRAPHY (booklet - 4 copies) published by the Ernest Bloch Society
FOLDER 11Bloch FamilyStrassburg's notes on the Bloch family history
FOLDER 12Bloch in the USAStrassburg's notes on Bloch's immigration to the United States
FOLDER 13Bloch, Ivan (Son)Photo and notes on Ernest Bloch's son
FOLDER 14Bloch, Lucienne (Daughter)Strassburg's notes, letters and miscellaneous material on Ernest Bloch's younger daughter (1909-1999)
FOLDER 15Bloch, Suzanne (Daughter)Strassburg's notes , letters and miscellaneous material on Ernest Bloch's older daughter (1907-2002)
FOLDER 16Boston SymphonyStrassburg's notes on Bloch's works performed by the Boston Symphony
FOLDER 17Chapman, Ernest1955 TEMPO article "Ernest Bloch at 75" by Ernest Chapman (photocopy)
FOLDER 18Childhood and AdolescenceStrassburg's notes on the childhood and adolescence of Ernest Bloch
FOLDER 19Chissell, JoanStrassburg's notes on 1943 MUSIC AND LETTERS article "Style in Bloch's Chamber Music" by Joan Chissell
FOLDER 20Clement, Ada"A Few Reminiscences by Ada Clement for Her Family and Friends" (1952) privately published booklet by Ada Clement, the co-founder of the San Francisco Conservatory (1917)
FOLDER 21Cleveland Institute of MusicPhotocopied articles dealing with Ernest Bloch's position as Director of the Cleveland Institute of Music (1925)
FOLDER 22Closing YearsStrassburg's chapter notes on the elderly Ernest Bloch (1952-59)
FOLDER 23Composition and Musical StyleStrassburg's notes and miscellaneous material dealing with Ernest Bloch's musical approach and style
FOLDER 24CONDUCTOR Strassburg's notes on Ernest Bloch as a musical conductor
FOLDER 25CredoBloch's quote on the creative influence of his "inner voice"
FOLDER 26DiscographyListing of 78RPM and 331/3 RPM recordings of the works of Ernest Bloch
FOLDER 27Downes, Olin1955 article "A Great Composer at 75" by Olin Downes (photocopy)
FOLDER 28Early YearsStrassburg's chapter notes on the early years (1880-96) of Ernest Bloch
FOLDER 29Elwell, Herbert1955 MUSICAL COURIER article "Ernest Bloch - Composer in Exile" by Herbert Elwell
FOLDER 30Engel, CarlStrassburg's chapter notes on the relationship between composers Carl Engel and Ernest Bloch
FOLDER 31"ERNEST BLOCH: BIOGRAPHY AND COMMENT"1925 copy of San Francisco publication
FOLDER 32EuropeStrassburg chapter notes on Ernest Bloch in Europe (1930-39)
FOLDER 33Ewen, David1932 article "Ernest Bloch" by David Ewen
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BOX 4 - STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIALS AND SOURCES
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
FOLDER 1First Jewish PeriodA chronology, compiled by Robert Strassburg, covering the first Jewish composing cycle of Ernest Bloch (1912-1957)
FOLDER 2Gatti, Guido M.1921 MUSICAL QUARTERLY article "Ernest Bloch" by Guido M.Gatti (photocopy)
FOLDER 3Harris, RoyStrassburg's notes of discussion with composer Roy Harris and his thoughts on Ernest Bloch (1964)
FOLDER 4Hartt, Julius1928 MUSICAL AMERICA article "Temperament and Character in Ernest Bloch" by Julius Hartt (photocopy)
FOLDER 5Hodghead, LillianStrassburg's notes of visit with Lillian Hodghead (co- founder of the San Francisco Conservatory) at her Mill Valley, CA home in August, 1965
FOLDER 6Hyams, Barry1980 MUSIC magazine with a cover story and related articles on Ernest Bloch by Barry Hyams, Nancy Shear and Ulla Colgrass
FOLDER 7International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) FestivalStrassburg's notes on the 1942 San Francisco Festival at which Bloch's POEMS OF THE SEA and PIANO SONATA were performed
FOLDER 8International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) FestivalStrassburg's notes on the 1947 Copenhagen Festival at which Bloch's SECOND STRING QUARTET was performed
FOLDER 9InfluencesStrassburg's notes on the many musical influences of Ernest Bloch
FOLDER 10Johnson, Eric1976 CAMERA article "Ernest Bloch: A Composer's Vision" by Eric Johnson
FOLDER 11Jones, William MarcellusTHE MUSIC OF ERNEST BLOCH - 1963 Ph. dissertation by William Marcellus Jones (Indiana University School of Music)
FOLDER 12Judaism and Ernest Bloch Miscellaneous notes and a PROPOSAL FOR A DOCTORAL THESIS ON ERNEST BLOCH"S INFLUENCE ON JEWISH MUSICAL CREATIVITY (1965) by Robert Strassburg
FOLDER 13Kushner, David Z.Strassburg's collection of research and reference material by noted music educator, musicologist and Ernest Bloch expert, David Z. Kushner. Includes: ERNEST BLOCH AND HIS MUSIC (Embryo Books, 1973) and ERNEST BLOCH AND HIS SYMPHONIC WORKS (University of Michigan, Ph.D., 1967, Music)
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BOX 5 - STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIALS AND SOURCES
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
FOLDER 1Lavine, EstelleStrassburg's notes from a conversation with Mrs. Estelle Lavine (Father was a friend of Ernest Bloch) - Tarzana, CA., 1966
FOLDER 2Lecturer Strassburg's notes on Ernest Bloch as a lecturer
FOLDER 3Library of CongressLibrary of Congress bibliography of the works of Ernest Bloch
FOLDER 4Loesser, Arthur1955 AGATE BEACH PRESS article "Bloch Hearty at Birthday 75" by Arthur Loesser (photocopy)
FOLDER 5Lubin, ErnestCorrespondence between musicologist Ernest Lubin and Robert Strassburg (1971-75). Also, includes a photo of Ernest Bloch taken by Lubin in 1946 and sheet music composed by Lubin
FOLDER 6Meyer, Alfred H.1939 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR article "What Music Means to Ernest Bloch" by Alfred H. Meyer
FOLDER 7Minsky, Henri ShafferERNEST BLOCH AND HIS MUSIC - 1945 Ph.D dissertation by Henri Shaffer Minsky (George Peabody College for Teachers - Division of Music of the Graduate School of Education)
FOLDER 8National Jewish Music CouncilTHE MUSIC OF ERNEST BLOCH: A PROGRAM MANUAL (1956) - prepared and published by the National Jewish Music Council and sponsored by the National Jewish Welfare Board
FOLDER 9Newman, ErnestMiscellaneous articles written by Ernest Newman in 1941 and 1942 (photocopies)
FOLDER 10ObituariesMiscellaneous Ernest Bloch newspaper obituaries (July 15, 1959)
FOLDER 11Page, AdeleTHE STYLE OF ERNEST BOCH: As approached through a study of piano and chamber works - 1940 Master of Music thesis by Adele Page (Department of Theory - Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester)
FOLDER 12PhotographyMiscellaneous articles on Ernest Bloch as a photographer
FOLDER 13Publishers and Recording CompaniesStrassburg's notes on the publishers and recording companies presenting the music of Ernest Bloch
FOLDER 14Russell, Eleanor AnnStrassburg's notes from the master's thesis of Eleanor Ann Russell
FOLDER 15Saleski, GdalStrassburg's notes on a 1942 letter sent to Ernest Bloch by Gdal Saleski (author of FAMOUS MUSICIANS OF JEWISH ORIGIN)
FOLDER 16San FranciscoStrassburg's notes on Ernest Bloch in the San Francisco area (1925-30)
FOLDER 17San Francisco Conservatory of Music1924 MASTER COURSE catalogue announcing classes to be given "personally by Ernest Bloch"
FOLDER 18Sendry, AlfredStrassburg's notes on Alfred Sendry (Professor of Jewish Music at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles) and a 1966 letter (photocopy) from Sendry describing Strassburg's plans for the Bloch biography
FOLDER 19Spier, William1928 MUSICAL AMERICA article "Ernest Bloch: The Man and His Music" by William Spier
FOLDER 20StudentsStrassburg's notes on the musical pupils of Ernest Bloch
FOLDER 21Survey of the Literature and Materials on Ernest BlochStrassburg's chapter notes
FOLDER 22Szigeti, JosephStrassburg's notes, correspondence and miscellaneous ephemera relating to the career of violinist, Joseph Szigeti
FOLDER 23"THOUGHTS AT 70"1951 ETUDE article written by Ernest Bloch
FOLDER 24Tibaldi, Chiesa MaryERNEST BLOCH by Mary Tibaldi Chiesa (G.B. Paravia and C., 1933) - printed in Italian
FOLDER 25Unknown authorERNEST BLOCH: BIOGRAPHY AND COMMENT (1925 booklet)
FOLDER 26Yardeini, Mardecai1979 WORD AND SOUND article "Ernest Bloch: The Fourth B" by Mordecai Yardeini (printed in Hebrew)
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BOX 6 - STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIALS AND SOURCES - TRIBUTES AND CELEBRATIONS
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
FOLDER 1About Ernest BlochAdvertising herald from the Ernest Bloch Society announcing the Oregon broadcast of a 1968 biographical documentary (2 copies)
FOLDER 2Biography and Bibliography1988 revised edition of Ernest Bloch Society publication (3 copies)
FOLDER 3Brandeis-Bardin Institute (Brandeis, CA)Handbills and concert programs for THE BRANDEIS -BARDIN INSTITUTE CELEBRATES ERNEST BLOCH with Robert Strassburg (1991)
FOLDER 4California State College at Los AngelesGRADUATE PIANO RECITAL PROGRAM NOTES ON ERNEST BLOCH AND THREE OF HIS SELECTED WORKS by Randall Owen (1969)
FOLDER 5Centennial Celebrations - Ernest Bloch #1Miscellaneous material from the 1980 ERNEST BLOCH CENTENNIAL year celebrations and tributes
FOLDER 6Centennial Celebrations - Ernest Bloch #2Miscellaneous material from the 1980 ERNEST BLOCH CENTENNIAL year celebrations and tributes
FOLDER 7Ernest Bloch Festival Association1950 Festival program IN HONOR OF ERNEST BLOCH ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY
FOLDER 8Ernest Bloch Memorial Redwood Grove1966 Publicity release from the SAVE THE REDWOOD LEAGUE announcing the selection of the Bloch Redwood Grove location
FOLDER 9Ernest Bloch SocietyMiscellaneous material chronicling the formation and activities of the Ernest Bloch Society
FOLDER 10Haifa Music Museum and Amli LibraryPrograms and miscellaneous material from the 1978-79 ERNEST BLOCH EXHIBITION
FOLDER 11Herzel InstituteProgram for the 1966 ERNEST BLOCH WEEK-END SCHOOL at the Herzel Institute in NYC
FOLDER 12Los Angeles Jewish SymphonyProgram for the 1995 concert, A TRIBUTE TO BLOCH at the Beverly Hills High School Auditorium
FOLDER 13Metropolitan Synagogue of New YorkProgram notes from the 1962 ERNEST BLOCH: IN MEMORIAM concert
FOLDER 14Mill Valley1987 Program and letter from the Ernest Bloch Tribute Committee regarding the 60th anniversary performance of AMERICA in Mill Valley, California, featuring the Symphony Emeritus (former members of the San Francisco Symphony)
FOLDER 15Newport, OregonHandbills from the ERNEST BLOCH MUISC FESTIVAL AT NEWPORT (No date - 2 copies)
FOLDER 16Oakland Chamber OrchestraProgram for 1965 concert, THE MUSIC OF ERNEST BLOCH, at the College of Marin Gymnasium, Kentfield, California (2 copies)
FOLDER 17Oregon Honors Ernest Bloch1976 calendar of events and program notes for winter and spring celebration of Ernest Bloch` "in the (United States) Bicentennial season"
FOLDER 18United Choral SocietyProgram and miscellaneous material relating to the Eighteenth Competition for THE ERNEST BLOCH AWARD (1970-71) which has been presented since the mid 1940s by the United Temple Chorus of Cedarhurst, NY
FOLDER 19University of Arizona1979 Program from the Tucson exhibition of ERNEST BLOCH: PHOTOGRAPHER AND COMPOSER
FOLDER 20University of JudaismArticles announcing the 1960 ERNEST BLOCH MUSIC FESTIVAL (photocopy)
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BOX 7 - STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIALS AND SOURCES - IMAGES, PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
FOLDER 1Bloch, Ernest - Photograph(No Date-middle age) Aboard M.S. Fella cruise ship (3 copies)
Folder 2Bloch, Ernest - Photograph(No Date-late middle age) Reviewing manuscript
Folder 3Bloch, Ernest - Photocopied Images(No Date - elderly)
Folder 4Bloch, Ernest - Photograph(Age 11) Formal portrait with violin (5 copies)
Folder 5Bloch, Ernest - Photograph(1902) Munich - sitting on sofa with manuscript on lap -"C Sharp Minor Symphony" period (4 copies)
Folder 6Bloch, Ernest - Photograph(1916) Geneva - completion of "Jewish Cycle" - Formal portrait (4 copies)
Folder 7Bloch, Ernest - Photograph(1927) Switzerland - "Sacred Service" period - Photographer - Lucienne Bloch (4 copies)
Folder 8Bloch, Ernest - Photograph(1928) Switzerland - Caption: "Ernest Bloch spends his summer in the Alps"
Folder 9Bloch, Ernest - Photograph(1935) Chatel, France
Folder 10Bloch, Ernest - Photograph(1949) Bust of Ernest Bloch by sculptor, Jacob Epstein
Folder 11Bloch, Ernest - Photograph(1953) ASCAP publicity photo - photographer Valentine Hess (7 copies)
Folder 12Bloch, Ernest - Photograph(1959) Obituary photograph
Folder 13Bloch, Ernest and His Children(1916) Ernest Bloch with Suzanne, Ivan and Lucienne shortly after arriving in the United States (3 copies)
Folder 14Bloch, Ernest with Wife and Daughter(1932) Roveredo - Sitting at outdoor table with wife, Marguerite and daughter, Suzanne
Folder 15Bloch, Ernest with Carl Engel - Photograph(1920) Peterborough, New Hampshire (2 copies)
Folder 16Bloch, Ernest with the Flonzaley Quartet - Photograph(1916) Playing his FIRST STRING QUARTET (5 copies)
Folder 17Bloch, Ernest with Roger Sessions - Photograph(c.1950) Berkeley - 5 photographs taken by Ernst Lubin
Folder 18Bloch, Marguerite - Photograph(No Date) Ernest Bloch's wife (4 copies)
Folder 19Bloch, Marguerite - Photograph(1931) Roveredo, Spain - Ernest Bloch's wife - Photographer - Ernest Bloch
Folder 20Bloch, Maurice - Photograph(1910) Ernest Bloch's Father - Photographer - Ernest Bloch
Folder 21Bloch, Sophie Brunchwig - Photograph(c.1880) Ernest Bloch's Mother (5 copies)
Folder 22Bloch, Sophie Brunchwig - Photograph(1920) Peterborough, New Hampshire - Ernest Bloch's Mother - Photographer - Ernest Bloch (3 copies)
Folder 23Gos, Albert - Photograph(No Date) - Ernest Bloch's first violin teacher (6 copies)
BOX 8 - STRASSBURG: PRE-PUBLICATION DRAFTS, GALLEY PROOFS and MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
Folder 1"Block Project"Interim Report on the Bloch Project to the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York - Doctoral Thesis - October 1956
Folder 2"The Early Compositions of Ernest Bloch - 1895-1900A Study - 'Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy" (1966)
Folder 3"The Chamber Music of Ernest Bloch"Miscellaneous notes, articles and sources relating to Strassburg's Bloch projects (1965-68)
Folder 4"The Chamber Music of Ernest Bloch"Draft with handwritten notes by Robert Strassburg (1969-70)
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BOX 9 - STRASSBURG: PRE-PUBLICATION DRAFTS, GALLEY PROOFS and MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
Folder 1"Ernest Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness"Galley Proofs - Part 1 (1970)
Folder 2"Ernest Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness"Galley Proofs - Part 2 (1970) - Chamber Music - "never published"
Folder 3"Ernest Bloch: A Biographical Study"Draft and related notes (1971)
Folder 4"Ernest Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness"Miscellaneous Correspondence, notes, sources and chapters (1977)
Folder 5"Ernest Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness"Galley proofs and publicity material (1977)
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BOX 10 - STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIALS AND SOURCES - MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
Folder 1Ernest Bloch Musical BibliographyChronological -1880-59 and notes
Folder 2Abodah1928
Folder 3America1928
Folder 4Andante for String Quartet1895
Folder 5Baal Shem - Three Pictures of Chassidic Life1940
Folder 6La Bas1898
Folder 7Berceuse1897
Folder 8Cello Sonata1897
Folder 9Chamber Music: Three Nocturnes, In the Mountains, Night Paysages and Prelude1924
Folder 10Compositions for Violoncello and Piano1924-25 4 copies with handwritten notations by Robert Strassburg
Folder 11Concertino1951 For Flute or clarinet and string orchestra or piano
Folder 12Concerto for Violin and Orchestra1899
Folder 13Concerto for Violin and Orchestra1938
Folder 14Concerto Grosso No.11924-25
Folder 15Concerto Grosso No.2 for String Quartet and String Orchestra1952
Folder 16Concerto Symphonique1948
Folder 17Enfantines1923 with handwritten notations by Robert Strassburg
Folder 18Evocations1937
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BOX 11 - STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIALS AND SOURCES - MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
Folder 1Fantasie1897
Folder 2Fantasie-lied1898
Folder 3Five QuartetsNo Date
Folder 4Five Sketches in Sepia1924
Folder 5Four Episodes for Chamber Orchestra1929
Folder 6From Jewish Life1925
Folder 7Helvetia1929
Folder 8In Memoriam1952
Folder 9In the Mountains1925
Folder 10In the Night- A Love Poem1922
Folder 11Israel Symphony1912-16
Folder 12Larmes d'Automne1897
Folder 13Lied for Piano1898
Folder 14Macbeth1909
Folder 15Meditation and Processional
Folder 16Meditation for Violin and Organ1897
Folder 17Meditation Hebraique1924
Folder 18Melodie1929
Folder 19Melodie for Violin and Piano1924
Folder 20Menuet1899
Folder 21Musette1897
Folder 22Night for String Quartet1925
Folder 23Nuit Exotique1925
Folder 24Orchestral SketchesNo Date with handwritten notations by Robert Strassburg
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BOX 12- STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIALS AND SOURCES - MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
Folder 1Paysages1925
Folder 2Piano Quintet No.21957
Folder 3Poeme Concertant for Violin and Orchestra1899
Folder 4Poeme Mystique1924
Folder 5Poems of the Sea1923 with handwritten notations by Robert Strassburg
Folder 6Prelude (Recueillement)1924
Folder 7Pres de la mer1898
Folder 8Proclamation1956
Folder 9Quatuor A Cordes1916 with handwritten notations by Robert Strassburg
Folder 10Quintet for Piano and Strings1924 with handwritten notations by Robert Strassburg
Folder 11Regrets1897
Folder 12Sacred Service (Avodath Hakodesh) #11934 - Conductor's manuscript with handwritten notations by Robert Strassburg
Folder 13Sacred Service (Avodath Hakodesh) #21934 - Four "Organ Copies" with handwritten notations by Robert Strassburg
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BOX 13 - STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIALS AND SOURCES - MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
Folder 1Sacred Service (Avodath Hakodesh) #31934
Folder 2Le Saule1897
Folder 3Schelomo (Solomon)1918
Folder 4Scherzo Fantasque1948
Folder 5Serenade1898
Folder 6Sinfonia Breve in Four Movements1952
Folder 7Six Preludes for Organ1948 with handwritten notations by Robert Strassburg
Folder 8Six Unaccompanied Suites for StringsNo Date
Folder 9Sonata1897
Folder 10Sonata No.1 for Violin and Piano1920
Folder 11Sonata for Piano1935
Folder 12String Quartet1896
Folder 13String Quartet1916
Folder 14String Quartet No.21945
Folder 15String Quartet No.31952
Folder 16String Quartet No.41953
Folder 17String Quartet No.51956
Folder 18Suite for Viola1958
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BOX 14 - STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIALS AND SOURCES - MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS
FOLDERSUBJECTDESCRIPTION
Folder 1Suite for Viola and Piano for Orchestra1920
Folder 2Suite No.1 for Violin Solo1958
Folder 3Suite No.2 for Violin Solo1958 with handwritten notations by Robert Strassburg
Folder 4Suite No.2 for Violoncello1956
Folder 5Suite No.3 for Violoncello1957
Folder 6Suite Hebraique1952
Folder 7Suite Modale1956 with handwritten notations by Robert Strassburg
Folder 8Suite Symphonique1944
Folder 9Symphony for Trombone Solo and Orchestra1954
Folder 10Symphony in E-Flat Major1955
Folder 11Three Nocturnes for Violin, Violoncello and Piano1924
Folder 12Trois Poemes Juifs1918 with handwritten notations by Robert Strassburg
Folder 13Two Last Poems1958
Folder 14Two Pieces1951 - "To the Griller String Quartet" with handwritten notations by Robert Strassburg
Folder 15Variations on a Theme of Eugene Goossens1945
Folder 16Violin Concerto1938
Folder 17Voice in the Wilderness1936
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BOX 15 - STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIALS AND SOURCES - 33 1/3 RPM RECORDINGS
FOLDERARTISTBLOCH MUSICAL COMPOSITION
Folder 1Maurice ABRAVANEL conducting the Utah Symphony and Utah ChoraleSacred Service (Avodath Hakodesh)
Folder 2Maro AJEMIAN, pianistPoems of the Sea, Five Sketches in Sepia and Enfantines
Folder 3Ernest ANSERMET conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Zara Nelsonova, celloVoice in the Wilderness and Schelomo (Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra)
Folder 4Robert Hart BAKER conducting the St. Louis Philharmonic OrchestraSymphony in C-Sharp Minor (2 copies)
Folder 5Adolph BALLER, piano and Gabor Rejto, celloSuite for Cello and Piano
Folder 6Leonard BERNSTEIN conducting Orchestre National de France and Mstislav Rostropovich, celloSchelomo (Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra)
Folder 7Ernest BLOCH conducting the Portland Symphony Orchestra America (8 records, which have been digitized and are available via UF Digital Collections
Folder 8Ernest BLOCH conducting Schelomo (Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra)
Folder 9 Ernest BLOCH conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra and ChoirSacred Service (Avodath Hakodesh) (2 copies)
Folder 10Ernest BLOCH conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra Voice in the Wilderness
Folder 11 Suzanne BLOCH, luteMusic for Lute, Music for Virginals, Music for Recorder, Hexachord and Songs to the Lute
Folder 12Hyman BRESS, violin and Charles Reiner, pianoSonata for Violin and Piano (Three Movements), Abodah, Yidui, Simchas Torah, Fantasie for Violin and Piano and Suite for Unaccompanied Violin - No.1 9 (2 copies)
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BOX 16 - STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIALS AND SOURCES - 33 1/3 RPM RECORDINGS
FOLDERARTISTBLOCH MUSICAL COMPOSITION
Folder 1Richard CUMMING, pianistPiano SonataSuite
Folder 2Michael DAVIS, violin and Nelson Harper, pianoSonata No.2 for Violin and Piano, Baal Shem Suite and Avodah
Folder 3Antal DORATI conducting the Minneapolis Symphony OrchestraSinfonia Breve (2 copies)
Folder 4Rafael DRUIAN, violin and John Simms, pianoSonata No.1 for Violin and Piano and Sonata No.2 for Violin and Piano ("Poeme Mystique")
Folder 5David EPSTEIN conducting the M.I.T. Symphony Orchestra with Marcus Thompson, viola and viola d'AmoreSuite Hebraique for Viola and Orchestra
Folder 6THE FINE ARTS QUARTETQuartet No.5 (2 copies)
Folder 7THE FINE ARTS QUARTETQuintet for Piano and Strings
Folder 8Walter GOEHR conducting the Lucerne Festival Orchestra with Louis Kaufman, violin and Pina Pozzi, pianoSonata No.1 for Violin and Piano
Folder 9Jascha HEIFETZ, violin with Brooks Smith at the PianoPoeme Mystique
Folder 10Robert HULL conducting the Arizona Chamber OrchestraFour Episodes for Chamber Orchestra (2 copies)
Folder 11Eliahu INBAL conducting the Monte Carlo Opera OrchestraSchelomo (Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra)
Folder 12Yukiko KAMEI, violin and Irma Vallecillo, pianoSonatas for Violin and Piano 1 and 2 (2 copies - one copy signed by album producer Herschel Burke Gilbert)
Folder 13Paul KLETZKI conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra with Yehudi Menuhin, violinConcerto for Violin and Orchestra
Folder 14Franz LISCHAUER conducting the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Soloists of the Akademie ChoirIsrael Symphony (2 copies)
Folder 15Fritz MAHLER conducting the Hartford Symphony OrchestraThree Jewish Poems for Orchestra
Folder 16Charles MUNCH conducting the Orchestre De La Societe Des Concerts du Conservatoire, Paris with Joseph Szigeti, violinConcerto for Violin and Orchestra and Baal Shem
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BOX 17 - STRASSBURG: ERNEST BLOCH RESEARCH MATERIALS AND SOURCES - 33 1/3 RPM RECORDINGS
FOLDERARTISTBLOCH MUSICAL COMPOSITION
Folder 1MUSICAL ARTS QUARTETString Quartet No.2
Folder 2Eugene ORMANDY conducting the Philadelphia OrchestraSuite Modale for Flute and Orchestra
Folder 3William PRIMROSE, David Stimer, pianoSuite for Viola, Suite Hebraique, Meditation and Processional (2 copies)
Folder 4PRO ARTE QUARTETPiano Quintet No.2 (signed by album producer Herschel Burke Gilbert)
Folder 5PRO ARTE QUARTETString Quartet No.1 (2 copies - one copy signed by album producer Herschel Burke Gilbert)
Folder 6PRO ARTE QUARTETString Quartet No.2, Prelude, Night and Two Pieces for String Quartet (2 copies signed by album producer Herschel Burke Gilbert)
Folder 7Lillian REHBERG-GOODMAN, celloMeditation Hebraique and Three Pieces "From Jewish Life"
Folder 8Jindrich ROHAN conducting the Prague Symphony OrchestraConcerto for Violin and Orchestra and Suite Hebraique
Folder 9ROTH STRING QUARTETQuartet No.1 in B Minor
Folder 10Eudice SHAPIRO, violin and Ralph Berkowitz, pianoBaal Shem
Folder 11Zola SHAULIS, pianoPiano Sonata
Folder 12Izler SOLOMON conducting the Guilet String Quartet and the MGM String OrchestraConcerto Grosso No.2
Folder 13Leopold STOKOWSKI conducting the Symphony of the Air and the American Concert Choir America: An Epic Rhapsody
Folder 14Leopold STOKOWSKI conducting the Symphony of the Air with George Neikrug, celloSchelomo (Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra)
Folder 15Willem VAN OTTERLOO conducting the Hague Philharmonic Orchestra with Tibor de Machula, cello Schelomo (Hebrew Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra)
Folder 16Three cardboard record jackets (without albums) -Leonard Bernstein, Rafael Kubelik and Zara Nelsova and cassette recording of the Sacred Service by Arthur FIEDLER conducting the Cecilia Chorus
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University of Florida
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