Raphael Wallfisch marks the 6oth anniversary of the death of composer Ernest Bloch with two London performances and a premiere recording

Raphael Wallfisch - Bloch

Nimbus CD to be released on 17 September: Bloch Symphony for Trombone or Cello (First recording of the cello version).

On Wednesday 25 September, at the Wigmore Hall, Raphael Wallfisch and John York will perform Bloch's Suite for viola and piano (transcription by Gabor Rejto/Adolph Baller) in a programme also featuring works by Rebecca Clark, Lili Boulanger and Muriel Herbert.

On 17 October, at the Royal Festival Hall, Raphael Wallfisch will be the soloist in Schelomo (King Solomon). He joins conductor David Hill and the Philharmonia Orchestra to perform Bloch's mighty 1916 "Hebraic Rhapsody" for cello and orchestra, representing King Solomon through its cello line. This concert, presented by the Bach Choir, also features Delius's Sea Drift, Debussy's La Mer, and the world premiere of Roxanna Panufnik's Four Choral Seasons.

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