Ernest Bloch, born in Geneva, was a citizen of the world, who later adopted the USA as his homeland. He experimented with quarter tones and aspired to a kind of Old Hebrew - Jewish music, without the use of folkloric elements of style. The late works reveal his dialogue with Johann Sebastian Bach. The Baroque composition technique of the Suite modale, composed in 1956, is connected with personal recollections of the French impressionistic music that had been fashionable during Bloch's apprenticeship in Paris. All the movements show a mixture of scepticism and hope.
Piano: Swetlana Emeljanowa