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Ernest Bloch miscellaneous acquisitions collection

Identifier: AG 103

Scope and Contents

The Ernest Bloch Miscellaneous Acquisitions Collection contains a 1978 phonograph recording of the Arizona Chamber Orchestra with Robert Hull as the conductor of Bloch’s “Four Episodes for Chamber Orchestra.” It also includes the composition written in 1926 by Bloch.


  • 1926, 1978


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Some restrictions may apply. See the Archivist for information.

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission from the copyright owner (which could be the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates or literary executors) prior to any copyright-protected uses of the collection.

The user agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, Center of Creative Photography, including its officers, employees, and agents, from and against all claims made relating to copyright or other intellectual property infringement

Biographical Note

Ernest Bloch was born July 24, 1880 in Geneva, Switzerland. He began composing music after receiving a violin at the age of 9. He studied music and composition in Brussels, Germany, and Paris before settling in the United States in 1916 and becoming an American citizen in 1924. Bloch is celebrated as one of the most renowned 20th century composers, and received many honors, including the Coolidge Prize (1919), the Musical American Prize (1928), the first Gold Medal in Music (1942), and the honor of Professor Emeritus of Music (1952) from the University of California at Berkeley. Bloch held multiple teaching positions throughout the U.S. He died in Portland, Oregon on July 15, 1959.

Bloch’s photography was discovered by Eric B. Johnson in 1970. Bloch became interested in photography at the age of sixteen. Bloch worked with black and white photography and produced small-format images mounted in albums as well as stereoscopic views. Johnson edited and printed hundreds of Bloch’s photographs which are now visible on his website.


1 Linear Foot (1 box)

Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


This collection contains materials documenting the life and career of Ernest Bloch (1880-1959), composer and photographer.

Custodial History

Gift of Dean Robert Hull, University of Arizona Music Department, 1979.

Ernest Bloch Miscellaneous Acquisitions Collection 1926, 1978
Finding aid updated by Alexis Peregoy
© 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States