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Bloch(blŏk, blôk, blôKH), Ernest 1880-1959.
Swiss-born American composer noted for his chamber music and for works with Jewish themes, including Israel Symphony (1916).
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1. (Biography) Ernest. 1880–1959, US composer, born in Switzerland, who found inspiration in Jewish liturgical and folk music: his works include the symphonies Israel(1916) and America (1926)
2. (Biography) Felix. 1905–83, US physicist, born in Switzerland: Nobel prize for physics (1952) for his work on the magnetic moments of atomic particles
3. (Biography) Konrad Emil. 1912–2000, US biochemist, born in Germany: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1964 for his work on fatty-acid metabolism
4. (Biography) Marc. 1886–1944, French historian and Resistance fighter; author of Feudal Society (1935) and Strange Defeat (1940), an essay on the fall of France: killed by the Nazis
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Ernest, 1880–1959, U.S. composer, born in Switzerland.
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