Ernest Bloch

Abodah: a Yom Kippur melody, for violin & piano

    Description by Hector Bellman

    This short piece for violin and piano is a 1929 arrangement by Bloch of a Yom Kippur melody for the 12-year old Yehudi Menuhin. The title means "The Worship of God." The style of the piece is representative of Bloch at his most rhapsodic, with opening statements by the piano and violin giving way to more exalted, soaring lyricism. A reprises of the opening theme in the piano and a return by the violin to its more pensive mood help give the piece a sense of structure and symmetry.

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2017 Decca
    2016 Challenge Classics CC 72683
    2016 EuroArts / Warner Classics 555050
    2016 Warner Classics 0825646777051
    2015 Brilliant Classics 95015BR
    2014 Warner Classics 5099901928129
    2014 Gall (formerly Gallo) / Gallo CD 1415
    2014 MSR Classics MSR 1493
    2011 Solo Musica 150
    2009 Jade / Milan
    2009 Oehms Classics 113
    2009 EMI Classics / Warner Classics 5099926413
    2008 Jade 36345
    2008 Jade / Milan
    2005 Hyperion 67439
    2005 EMI Classics 659642
    2004 Erato / Virgin Classics 7243561824
    2000 Naxos 554460
    2000 EMI Music Distribution 65963
    1999 Biddulph Recordings LAB128
    1993 Arabesque 6605
    Koch 7116
    Accord 205462
    Goldenzweig Duo
    Biddulph Recordings YM080